Tour de Yorkshire to come to the district

The new Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will be coming to the Bradford district on Sunday May 3 this year. 

Race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire, announced the route of the three stage race at a ceremony in Bridlington today. 

torkshireIn the Bradford district Stage Three of the race which has been decided by French race organisers ASO and Welcome to Yorkshire, will incorporate visits to Oxenhope, Haworth, Oakworth, Goose Eye, Silsden, Addingham, Ilkley, Burley Woodhead and Menston. It will include a ride up Haworth Main Street and a climb past the Cow and Calf rocks in Ilkley. 

Council leader Councillor David Green said: “We are pleased our district has been chosen for part of the route of the Tour de Yorkshire, building on the success of last year’s Tour de France Grand Départ in our district. We hope that people really get behind this new event in the same way as they did last July.” 

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