Tour De Yorkshire returns for 2016

March 29, 2016 whitbyholidaypark

Tour De Yorkshire Returns for 2016

This May Day Bank Holiday sees the return of the Tour De Yorkshire to the region.  Following on from last years successful first race, this years is hoping to be bigger and better!

The race this year starts in Beverly and again finishes in Scarborough's North Bay.  Some parts of the race will be familiar to those that participated in last years race, but most of it covers new ground this year.

Stage 1 Beverly to Settle Friday 29th April

This stage covers approximately 186km from start to finish.  The race begins in Beverly, from where the peloton races on towards Tadcaster and then on to Knaresborough.  This first stage of the race takes in some parts from the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour De France route.  From Knaresborough the riders have a series of climbs which will take them past Brimham rocks and onto the finish line in Settle.

Stage 2 Otley to Doncaster Saturday 30th April

This stage covers 136km.
Stage 2 of the race sees the women compete along the same course that the men will be racing.  This stage starts in Otley, which is home to the current Womens Road World Champion Lizzie Armistead.  From here the riders will travel south on roads which have not been used in either the Tour De France or the Tour De Yorkshire, towards Connisborough Castle and then on towards Doncaster.




Stage 3 Middlesbrough to Scarborough Sunday 1st May

This final stage covers a total of 198km from start to finish.
For those that participated in last years Tour De Yorkshire, this part of the race will be very familiar.  This year they will be starting in Middlesbrough,the home town of Captain James Cook.  From here they will travel into Herriot Country before coming across the infamous Sutton Bank, the first of 6 King of the Mountain points!  From here they will head out across the North Yorkshire Moors, passing through Whitby (and the end of our lane!) before heading down into Scarborough for what promises to be a thrilling finale and end to the race!

The riders are due to come into Whitby around 3pm on Sunday 1st May, so make sure you get into town to find the perfect spot early so you're not stood at the back of the crowds!  If you're staying with us here at Whitby Holiday Park and don't feel like travelling all the way into town, why not just take a stroll down to the end of our lane as once again the riders will be passing straight by us!!  We had some fantastic views as they raced down from the Abbey and up towards Hawsker, plus you won't have to worry about fighting through the crowds to get a glimpse!

The site is filling up fast for this weekend so don't leave it too much longer to book your stay, whether it's in a touring caravan or motor home, or one of our statics.  You can contact the office everyday between 9am and 6pm where the booking can be done over the phone in a matter of minutes!  Our contact number is 01947 602664!

We look forward to seeing you over this amazing weekend!




Kayleigh
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