The Tour de Yorkshire organisers will be announcing the full route on the 9th December. The men's race will be held between Friday 29th April and Sunday 1st May, put the dates in your phone now!
The women's stage, the second year of running, will take place on the Saturday 30th April.
The sportive will also be returning and further details on entry and the route will be announced in the coming weeks.
Looking at the six towns named as starts or finishes, they are in alpabetical order, Beverley, Doncaster, Middlesborough, Otley, Scarborough and Settle.
It will be interesting to see where the routes go this year. We are lucky that Beverley is so close, we have some cracking rides in this area.
The Yorkshire Bank Bike libraries are thiving, and since they opened in June this year over 1,500 bikes have been donated for children who previously did not have a bike, and are now able to learn to ride. A brilliant legacy from the tour.
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