TdY: Crowds gather in Helmsley


Ryedale is getting ready to welcome the riders in the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire

Barbara Laverack, from near Leeds, said: "We went to see it yesterday and we thought it was great.

"I think it's amazing what it brings to the towns it visits.

"It really did bring our little village out yesterday and it's the same here. I think it's wonderful and great fun."

Janet Wilson, from Pickering, said: "We went to see it last year and we thought it was brilliant.

"It has a real carnival atmosphere and it's great to see so many people out despite the rain."