A detailed video of the route for this year’s inaugural Tour de Yorkshire has been released.
Starting in Bridlington on Friday May 1, stage one takes in Dalby Forest, Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay among other places before a scenic sprint finish in Scarborough.
Stage two kicks-off in Selby and Beverley before travelling through Malton and into York for a sprint finish.
Stage three will see the peloton make a return to some of the roads raced in the 2014 Yorkshire Grand Départ of the Tour de France on May 3.
Starting in Wakefield, riders will travel south to Barnsley before heading to Holmfirth where they pick up the Grand Départ route in reverse, racing to Ripponden before riding the iconic Cragg Vale - which in the Tour de France was the country’s longest continual climb and now becomes the longest continual descent.
The riders will then make their way to Hebden Bridge, Oxenhope and through the famous cobbled streets of Haworth, one of the most iconic images of the Tour de France in Yorkshire. After a steep climb at Goose Eye the riders will once again see Ilkley, with the famous climb up the Cow & Calf before a sprint point at Arthington and then what is expected to be a hugely popular finish line in Roundhay Park in Leeds.