Hambleton to play host to Tour De Yorkshire
Published on Thursday, 10th December 2015
Hambleton is set to welcome thousands of cyclists into the district next year when it plays host to the Tour de Yorkshire.
The tour will head through three of the market towns – Stokesley, Northallerton and Thirsk – as the riders journey from Middlesbrough to Scarborough on May 1.
It will be the third and final climatic day of the ‘tour’ which also visits Craven, Ryedale, Harrogate and Selby districts.
It is the first time the tour has hit Hambleton and councillors say they will make sure the cyclists have a day to remember.
“Having some of the world’s top riders coming through our beautiful district is very exciting,” said Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Peter Wilkinson.
“We will be able to showcase everything that Hambleton has on offer and give a warm North Yorkshire welcome not just to the riders and their teams but to the thousands of people that will be cheering them on.”
The stage starts in Middlesbrough taking in Great Ayton, Stokesley, Hutton Rudby, Northallerton and Thirsk before climbing up Sutton Bank and heading out of the Hambleton district to Helmsley, Kirbymoorside, Hutton le Hole, Castleton, Danby, Grosmont, Sleights, Ruswarp, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Hackness, East Ayton, Irton, Oliver’s Mount and ending in Scarborough.