The route of the ASDA Tour de Yorkshire was recently unveiled in Bradford, and will be a 122.5-km elite women’s cycle race from Tadcaster to Harrogate, taking in Knaresborough and a climb at Lofthouses. Due to host the UCI World Championships in 2019, Yorkshire is becoming mega popular, and not just with elite racers. There’s a little something for everybody, especially if stunning views and the odd leg testing climb are on your wish list…
Words: Maria David
Yorkshire is the new black. Ever since the successful staging of the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014, and the subsequent Tour de Yorkshire races more and more cyclists are frequenting the vales and hills of the White Rose County, and they love it. Britain’s top road racer Lizzie Deignan hails from Otley and still holds the routes of the Yorkshire Dales close to her heart. Even Christian Prudhomme, Director of the Tour de France loves Yorkshire and is sometimes hosted by Mr Yorkshire himself, Gary Verity, the man behind the staging of these famous international events.
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With that in mind, we asked people from Yorkshire to tell us their favourite routes in ‘God’s Country.’