Tour de Yorkshire returning

Six towns selected to host the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race

Doncaster, Beverley, Ottley, Settle, Scarborough and Middlesborough have all been selected as host towns for the ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ annual cycle race next year.
The race, which was partly hosted by York this year, aims to continue the legacy of the Tour de France Grand Depart, which visited the Yorkshire region in 2014 and brought an estimated £109.8mn into the local economy, including £24.3mn into the accommodation sector alone.
Last year’s event, the first ‘Le Tour de Yorkshire’ featured Olympic medal winning cyclist Bradley Wiggins, along with his supporting team, Team Wiggins, although the race was eventually won overall by Lars-Petter Nordhaug from Team Sky.
It is hoped that the annual event will help to contribute to a wider campaign to get more people cycling in the region, with family-orientated events such as SkyRide also becoming annual occurrences. The event is also beneficial for the region as it attracts a large number of tourists.
More specific details regarding the route are expected to be released in December.

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