Tour de Yorkshire 2020 to visit Scarborough, Whitby and Filey during Stage One: here's the full route
The borough of Scarborough will welcome back the Tour de Yorkshire in the tournament's Stage One.
At the launch event held today in Leeds, race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) confirmed that stage one of the men’s race on Thursday April 30 will start in Beverley and finish in Redcar.
The 176.5km route will go through Hornsea, Bridlington, Flamborough, Filey, Scarborough, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby and Redcar.
On entering the borough of Scarborough, the race will pass through the outskirts of Speeton, through Reighton and onto Filey, where it will head through the town centre. The route then heads via Cayton to East Ayton, through Forge Valley onto Hackness, Suffield and Scalby.
After taking in Burniston and Cloughton, the route goes via Staintondale before re-joining the A171 at the Falcon Inn. After passing through Fylingthorpe and Robin Hood’s Bay, the riders will contest the first King of the Mountain climb of the day on the Côte de Hooks House Farm.
The second intermediate sprint of Stage One will take place at Whitby Abbey with the riders heading through Whitby town centre on to Sandsend, followed by the second King of the Mountain climb of the day on the Côte de Lythe Bank.
The route then carries on heading north via Hinderwell, through Runswick Bay before heading into Redcar and Cleveland and on to the Stage One finish line in Redcar – the most northerly location the Tour de Yorkshire has ever visited.
Cllr Liz Colling, Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Economy, Communities and Commercial said: “It’s wonderful to see many parts of our beautiful borough being showcased once again in the Tour de Yorkshire. We know we’ll be able to count on our local communities to pull out all the stops to welcome the race, its riders and all those that will visit our borough to watch the spectacular racing action.”
The sixth edition of the men’s race will take place between 30 April and 3 May and form part of the inaugural UCI ProSeries. Its new 2.Pro classification is the highest-possible status for a multi-day race outside of the UCI WorldTour.
James Mason, CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “One of the main aims of the Tour de Yorkshire is to inspire people to get on their bikes and the Tour de Yorkshire Ride does just that. It’s now regarded as one of the top sportives in the country and being able to ride on the same roads as the pros is an incredible experience. The three routes on offer in 2020 take in some stunning scenery and will challenge the riders, whatever their ability.”
Nick Rusling, CEO of the sportive organisers Human Race, said: "It’s been six amazing years now where we have been able to offer amateurs the unique chance to ride on the same roads and cross the same finish line as the pros on the last day of the Tour.
“On the Tour de Yorkshire Ride in 2020 we will have seen over 25,000 riders being part of this special occasion over the six years. The Leeds city centre finish is something to cherish forever with huge crowds out cheering you on like you are a real pro. It is truly a unique experience.”