Yorkshire will once again be hosting the top cyclist in the world for the Tour of Britain 2022 cycling race. It is set to return to North Yorkshire for the first time i 13 years.
North Yorkshire will host for fourth stage of the race on Wednesday the 7th September. The top racers in the world will race from Redcar to Duncombe Park in Helmsley.
The race will feature Yorkshire’s own medal-winning brothers Harry and Charlie Tanfield from Great Ayton who will be competing for Ribble Weldtit Pro Cycling.
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What is the Tour of Britain 2022 Yorkshire route?
The route for the North Yorkshire section of the Tour of Britain passes through the seaside town of Whitby before heading into the North York Moors National Park. The final stretch will see racers climb Carlton Banks and Newgate Banks, which are both 2km long before heading to the finish at Duncombe Park.
When was the Tour of Britain last in Yorkshire?
Yorkshire was the last stop on the trip in 2009. The opening stage of the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire was supposed to be held in Redcar, however the race has been cancelled for three years due to the Covid-19 outbreak, and the sport’s existence is in jeopardy with Welcome To Yorkshire currently in administration.
Tour organisers say: “Popular seaside towns such as Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Whitby will be raced through before the route heads into the North York Moors National Park.
“The unforgiving final 30 kilometres of this 150 kilometre stage feature the climbs of Carlton Bank (2km long, 9.8% average gradient) and Newgate Bank (2km long, 6% average gradient) before descending into the finish at Duncombe Park, one of Yorkshire’s finest historic houses and estates.”
“As promised when we unveiled the Tour of Britain’s host regions in February, this year’s race features a number of surprises, none more so than hill-top finishes to start and end the eight days of world-class competition,” race director Mick Bennett said.
“Creating a route that encourages aggressive racing and brave tactics from day one will enhance the reputation of the race, leave the one million plus spectators watching on in person for free with long-lasting memories, showcase the stunning beauty of our host venues, and repeatedly entertain a worldwide audience.”
The Tour of Britian race stage dates are as follows:
Stage one – Sunday 4 September – Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
Stage two – Monday 5 September – South of Scotland
Stage three – Tuesday 6 September – North East of England and Sunderland
Stage four – Wednesday 7 September – Redcar & Cleveland, and North Yorkshire
Stage five – Thursday 8 September – Nottinghamshire
Stage six – Friday 9 September – Gloucestershire
Stage seven – Saturday 10 September – Dorset
Stage eight – Sunday 11 September – Isle of Wight