It was announced on 5th December that next year’s Tour de Yorkshire, one of the highlights on the Yorkshire sporting calendar will visit Hornsea on Thursday, 3rd May, the cyclists coming from Beverley which is the starting point of day one of the four day event which covers many parts of Yorkshire.
The cyclists will ride from Tickton, Catwick, Sigglesthorne, Seaton, through Hornsea and then to Hatfield, Ellerby, Skirlaugh and back to Beverley to continue to Doncaster, the finish of Day 1.
Councillor Lee Walton who also runs ‘Hornsea Peloton’ Cycling Group is puting together a team to ensure that Hornsea makes the most of this opportunity to showcase the town in a positive light.
This year’s event, the 4th Tour de Yorkshire will continue on Friday, 4th May, from Barnsley to Ilkley. On Saturday 5th May, it will start in Richmond and cross the North Yorkshire Moors to finish 114 miles later in Scarborough.
This year is the first time the event has been run over four days and Sunday 6th May the final stage will start in Halifax, going through the Yorkshire Dales to finish in Leeds. What a spectacular even this should be and one hopes that the residents of Hornsea will turn out in force to watch some of the world’s leading cyclists in action.