Tour Of Britain 2023 Is Set To Return To East Yorkshire For The First Time In 15 years

Tour Of Britain 2023 Is Set To Return To East Yorkshire For The First Time In 15 years

The Tour of Britain made its return to Yorkshire for the first time in 13 years, last year. And now the UK’s biggest cycle race is set to return to East Yorkshire later this year.

It was announced back in April that the historic market town of Beverley will host the finish of stage three of the race in September. It will be the first time the market town has had the race visit in 15 years.

And not it’s been announced that the port town of Goole will be the location for the start of the race. With the 100 world’s best riders then heading from Goole To Beverley through Howden, Market Weighton and Driffield then on to the coast through Bridlington and Hornsea then to Beverley to finish.

More than 15 million people have watched the Tour of Britain since 2004, when the race was relaunched. It is sure to prove popular in Beverley, which has drawn huge crowds for cycle races over the past decade.

On Tuesday 5th September, Beverley will see over 100 of the world’s best riders head to the town during a stage from Hull to Dalby Forest.

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The occasion will be the first time Beverley has hosted the Tour of Britain, although it has previously featured in the Tour de Yorkshire as the start venue in 2016 and 2018.

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The full details of stage three of the race including the start are yet to be announced, but it will pass through parts of East Yorkshire.

Councillor Anne Handley, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “I am absolutely delighted to be able to announce that the East Riding will be hosting a full stage of the Tour of Britain and really excited that Goole has been selected as a start location.

“It will be fabulous, not just for the people of Goole to get involved with such a prestigious race but for people across the East Riding and what a fantastic opportunity to show not just the UK, but the world, what a beautiful place we live.”

Mick Bennett, Tour of Britain race director, said: “Having seen the excitement created following the unveiling of Beverley as the finish location of stage three back in April, I’m thrilled that we can add to that today by revealing that the full route will fall entirely in East Riding of Yorkshire!

“People have asked me for many years when the Tour of Britain would head to this part of England so I’m delighted we can finally give them a date: Tuesday 5 September 2023! This wouldn’t be possible without the support of East Riding of Yorkshire Council and our stakeholders – I know a lot of work has already taken place behind the scenes to make this a truly unforgettable day!”

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