March, 2017

Cycle Route – Malton – 27th March 2017

March 27th, 2017   |   Posted in Weekly Cycle Route   |   No Comments

Malton

 25.5 Miles

Easy

Ascent:  604ft

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 Distance: 27.7 Miles
Refreshments: Pubs in Kirby Misperton, Great Barugh, Normanby and Great Habton
Public toilets: In Malton
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MAP
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ELEVATION
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You can view an online map of this route here.
1. Start at Malton Market Square
2. Turn left then immediately right on to the narrow lane, then track.
  1. After the bridge go straight ahead, and at the first fork bear right.
  2. Bear left past the barrier, then turn right along the second track. turn left at the road.
  3. Cross the River Rye and follow road signs to Kirby Misperton.
  4. Go straight ahead at the roundabout and bear left past the pub.
  5. Turn right a the T-junction (or left for short cut back to Malton).
  6. Turn left across the river to Salton (or straight ahead for the pub)
  7. Turn right in to the village, and then right again at the top past the pub.
  8. Turn right to retrace your outwards route

Essential guide to the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire: teams, route and sportive

March 23rd, 2017   |   Posted in Tour De Yorkshire   |   No Comments

The 2017 Tour de Yorkshire is set to take place from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April, while the women’s event is a single day race on Saturday 29th and the mass participation sportive will be held on the final day of the weekend.

Coming off the back of the Tour de France‘s visit to England’s largest county back in 2014, the Tour de Yorkshire is a legacy event that has proved very popular with roadside crowds over its short two-year history.

The 2017 event will be the race’s third edition as it solidifies its place in the professional cycling calendar.

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Teams

The 18 men’s and 18 women’s teams that will be competing at the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire have been revealed.

The line-up in the men’s race is a mix of WorldTour and Pro Continental teams, which usually makes for exciting racing as the lower tier riders head out in the breaks to shake things up.

Team Sky have a good record at the race, taking the overall win in 2015 and only just missing a repeat victory in 2016. Fan favourite Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie) was the victor in 2016 and he has stated his intention of returning to defend his title.

The women’s startline will include many teams making their debuts, including Dame Sarah Storey’s newly-founded squad.

Men’s Teams Women’s Teams
BMC Racing Drops Cycling
Team Sky Boels-Dolmans
Katusha-Alpecin Hitec Products
Orica-Scott Team Sunweb
Team Sunweb Ale Cipollini Galassia
Dimension Data Canyon-SRAM
Direct Energie Cyclance Pro
LottoNL-Jumbo Wiggle-High5
Cofidis Bepink-Cogeas
Aqua Blue Sport FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
Delko Marseille Provence KTM Ford EcoBoost
Roompot NL Loterij Jadan Weldtite
Raliegh-GAC Cervelo Bigla
Bike Channel Canyon Lares-Waowdeals
One Pro Fusion RT Fierlan
Team GB Storey Sport
JLT-Condor NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli
Madison-Genesis Team WNT

Tour de Yorkshire Timings Announced

March 7th, 2017   |   Posted in Tour De Yorkshire   |   No Comments

The race timings for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire have been unveiled by Welcome to Yorkshire.

The Stage of the Coast and Wolds is the first stage of the race, being held on the Yorkshire Coast on 28 April.

STAGE 1 - TDY 2017 - Timings - Bridlington to Scarborough

It will begin at 12:35pm outside Bridlington Spa and the first intermediate sprint will be contested in Pocklington at 13:48pm before the peloton tackle the Côte de Garrowby Hill at 14:06pm.

The next categorised climb comes on the Côte de Goathland at 15:42pm, and the race reaches the coastline again at Whitby for the second intermediate sprint point outside Whitby Abbey at 16:03pm.

The Côte de Robin Hood’s Bay must then be ascended at 16:19pm before the now legendary finish along Scarborough’s North Bay at 17:00pm.

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity said:

“It’s always exciting to share these timings as supporters can now plan exactly where and when they want to watch the action. Every time I see them I’m astonished by how quickly the peloton travels, but these are the very best riders in the world after all! 

 Of course, there is a huge amount of added entertainment planned across the county over the full three days, and be sure to line the route early to see our colourful race caravan and fleet of Yorkshire cycling legends pass through.” 

FULL STAGE ONE ROUTE

TDY 2017 Stage 1 Full Route