Residents should be aware that Yorkshire will once again see the top flight cyclist fly through God’s Own Country tomorrow as part of stage four of the Tour of Britain 2022 cycling race.
Tomorrow, which is Wednesday the 7th of September will see top racers, including Yorkshire’s own medal-winning brothers Harry and Charlie Tanfield from Great Ayton, race from Redcar to Duncombe Park in Helmsley.
The race will start in Redcar at 11:30am and finish at Duncombe Park around 3:30pm.
The race will venture through the popular seaside towns along the coast such as Staithes, Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Whitby before it heads into the North York Moors National Park heading through Grosmont, Egton, Great Ayton and more.
It will be an ‘unforgiving final 30 kilometres of this 149.5-kilometre stage that features climbs at Carlton Bank and Newgate Bank.
The race is set to finish at Duncombe Park, one of Yorkshire’s incredible historic houses and estates.
The Tour of Britain website endearingly praises the area saying: “North Yorkshire’s communities are well known for their wholehearted embrace of major cycling events, from the Tour de France Grand Départ to the Tour de Yorkshire and UCI Road World Championships, so large crowds are anticipated for this stage.”
The Tour de Yorkshire was officially cancelled earlier this year after negotiations fell flat. Instead, a new race could be set to come to God’s Own Country.
The new race will come in time for the 10-year anniversary of the Grand Depart of the Tour de France from Yorkshire back in 2014. And, it is also hoped it will carry the same UCI ranking.
The deal is not yet finalised, but more details should arise in September when Tour of Britain visits Yorkshire. The last time the Tour of Britain passed through Yorkshire was back in 2009.