'Town's looking picture perfect'

Excitement is building for the ceremonial start
Excitement is building for the ceremonial start
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The chairman of Welcome to Yorkshire has praised Beverley for its embracing of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Sir Gary Verity said residents should be proud, as the eyes of the world turn to the historic town as final preparations are under for Stage One's ceremonial start.

Sir Gary Verity, Chairman of Welcome to Yorkshire has praised Beverley's role in the Tour de Yorkshire

Sir Gary Verity, Chairman of Welcome to Yorkshire has praised Beverley's role in the Tour de Yorkshire

He said: "Beverley has done really well - it's looking a picture.

"Look at all the thousands of school children here. This is a day that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

"It's a piece of history set in a wonderful town.

"Bridlington did really well last year and Beverley will be equally as good."

Spectators look to the big screen in Saturday Market

Spectators look to the big screen in Saturday Market

Thousands have flocked to historic Beverley for the ceremonial start of the Tour de Yorkshire

Thousands have flocked to historic Beverley for the ceremonial start of the Tour de Yorkshire