Think about what you really want to see. That is the advice organisers have given to spectators planning where to watch the Tour de Yorkshire.
Do you wish to revel in the carnival atmosphere at the start-lines at Beverley, Otley or Middlesbrough?
Do you want to be there at the finish in Settle, Doncaster or Scarborough?
Or would you rather pick out one of the many highlights along
the way, a much anticipated climb or sprint, and wave the riders past in all their glory?
Either way, when it comes to selecting the perfect vantage
point, spectators will be spoilt for choice.
The market town of Beverley will certainly be the place to be when the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire gets underway on Friday.
Market Weighton, with its farmer’s market and picturesque duck pond, the historic town of Wetherby and knaresborough,
which boasts ancient walkways, cobbled alleys and secret passageways, are also likely to topography stunning vista: Looking over the shoulder of the riders down upon Robin Hood’s Bay last year. find your perch
for the peloton prove to be very popular on a
predominantly flat Stage One course.
But if you want to see the riders
really tested then head to Pateley
Bridge, an ‘Area of Oustanding
natural Beauty’ in the heart of
nidderdale, for a climb before the
descent to Settle.
Stage Two represents a different
challenge entirely for this year’s
riders and its hilly terrain offers
plenty of options for on-lookers.
A very steep climb just before
harewood will provide a taste of
things to come, followed quickly by
another climb at East Rigton.
For those fans who feel the
need for speed, head to Scholes
or Warmsworth for the sprint
Before the terrain flattens out
with a finish in Doncaster,
there are tempting
opportunities to watch the race
develop from the picturesque
village of hooton Pagnell, the
historic village of Sprotbrough
– which boasts Don Gorge
‘the jewel in Doncaster’s
crown’ – the iconic setting of
Conisbrough Castle or the
towns of Tickhill and Bawtry.
Stage Three will
unquestionably see thousands
of spectators head to
Scarborough for a picturesque
Just before then, Oliver’s
Mount will provide the riders
with one last climb, by which
time they will have already
conquered testing ascents at
Sutton Bank, Blakey Ridge,
Grosmont, Robin hood’s Bay
and harwood Dale.
if sprinting is more your
thing, head to either Thirsk or
Along the route you might
also consider Great Ayton,
Stokesley – known as the
gateway to the north York
Moors – or helmsley.