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Tour de Yorkshire 2017

Tour de Yorkshire

For the third year in a row Scarborough will be an official host town for the Tour de Yorkshire when it returns in 2017.

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity led a packed press conference on Friday morning with the Amaury Sport Organisation’s Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme. Scott Thwaites was one of many star riders in attendance along with Yorkshire cycling legends such as Brian Robinson, Malcolm Elliott and Denise Burton-Cole.

The third edition of the race takes place between 28-30 April 2017. It encompasses all four corners of the county and takes in Yorkshire’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Fountains Abbey and Saltaire.

STAGE ONE: 173km –THE COAST AND WOLDS

BRIDLINGTON TO SCARBOROUGH Friday 28 April

The race takes the peloton from the coast through the Yorkshire Wolds, starting outside the refurbished Bridlington Spa and heading into Pocklington for the first intermediate sprint. The classified climbs up the Côtes de Garrowby Hill and Goathland will get the legs pumping before the race hits the coastline again at Whitby where the riders will get a great view of the world-famous Abbey as they contest the second sprint of the day. The route continues on to Robin Hood’s Bay for the third and final climb and then it’s full steam into Scarborough for the now-legendary finish along North Bay.

STAGE TWO: 122.5km – HISTORIC MARKET TOWNS

TADCASTER TO HARROGATE Saturday 29 April

Starting on Tadcaster bridge - which will be newly reopened following flood damage last Boxing Day - this stage takes the riders through some of Yorkshire’s finest market towns. They will venture into Knaresborough, where the first intermediate sprint points are up for grabs, and the day’s sole categorised climb comes on the fearsome Côte de Lofthouse before the descent into Masham. It’s on to Ripon for the second intermediate sprint and the race will skirt the stunning Fountains Abbey before a fast approach to Harrogate. The action reaches its crescendo along Parliament Street, just as it did on the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France.

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STAGE THREE: 194.5km – THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER

BRADFORD TO FOX VALLEY (SHEFFIELD) Sunday 30 April

Named The Yorkshire Terrier as this is the toughest stage in the history of the Tour de Yorkshire, riders will start at Bradford City Park before heading into Saltaire. The action then briefly joins the 2014 Tour de France route at Burley-in-Wharfedale before passing the majestic Bolton Abbey and into the Yorkshire Dales. Skipton is the next town on the agenda, with the first of eight categorised climbs being contested on the Côte de Silsden. The following ascent comes on the cobbled rise up Haworth’s picturesque main street and another climb at Leeming must also be tackled before they face the infamous Côte de Shibden Wall. This cobbled brute could see splits form before the intermediate sprint at Clifton. The race then traverses from West to South Yorkshire and into Penistone, and another sprint is on the cards at Stocksbridge before the riders embark on a torturous 22km finishing circuit that features no-less than four categorised climbs. These come at Deepcar, Wigtwizzle, Ewden Height and Midhopestones before the race reaches its climax at Fox Valley.

Last year the race attracted 2 million spectators and generated £60 million for the local economy, and we’ll go from strength to strength again next year.

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The Russell in Scarborough

The Russell

Licensed family run hotel, quiet location overlooking Peasholm Park, yet within minutes of North Bay and the Town. 10 en-suite bedrooms to accommodate 1-5 people. Continental, full English or vegetarian breakfast included.

The Mount House, Scarborough

The Mount House

Friendly family run 100% Non Smoking Guest House with private parking on a quiet street.15 minute stroll to Beach, Spa Complex, Town, Theatres & Railway Station. Come & let us spoil you!

The Cross Keys, Thixendale

The Cross Keys

The Cross Keys is a CAMRA award-winning village pub situated in he heart of the Yorkshire Wolds.

South Moor Farm

South Moor Farm (Motor Homes)

Small (5 pitches) grass site in the middle of Dalby Forest Pick a pitch in the strip of grassland around our very large garden.

South Moor Farm

South Moor Farm

Enjoy a relaxing stay in a quiet rural location on a working farm in Dalby Forest. An excellent full English Breakfast included, home cooked meals and packed lunches available.

The Old Cart House

The Old Cart House

A delightful fully equipped cottage set in Quiet rural setting. Horse riding, Fishing, Golf and Off road driving all available close by. Central to York, Moors and Coast. Stabling and grazing available by arrangement.

Rowan Tree House B&B

Rowan Tree House B&B

Family house B&B having three rooms on first floor - Double (en-suite) / Twin (en-suite) / Twin (shared bathroom); Single room on second floor with toilet and washbasin. Full English or Continental Breakfast included.

Kimberley House

Kimberley House

Kimberley House is a handsome four storey Victorian house occupying a prominent corner position in a quiet residential area but conveniently close to the shops, bars, restaurants, pavilion, harbour and beach.

The Royal Bridlington

The Royal Bridlington

The Royal Bridlington, in Bridlington's South Bay is only a short walk from the beautiful South Beach.

Lastingham Grange Country House Hotel

Lastingham Grange Country House Hotel

A family-run country house hotel on the edge of the North York Moors. In the peaceful backwater of Lastingham.

Five Acre View

Five Acre View

Five Acre View is a traditional stone built cottage set in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors.

The Ainsley, Scarborough

The Ainsley

Clean, comfortable and friendly atmosphere with superb views overlooking the North Bay. All rooms offer colour TV, tea/coffee-making facilities.

Blacksmith Arms

Blacksmiths Arms

A traditional country inn over 250 years old with a restaurant serving traditional home cooked foods. The lounge bar has an open fire and cosy atmosphere. Ten comfortable and well appointed letting rooms.

The Grainary

The Grainary Farm Stay

Looking for a place to stay in the North Yorkshire Moors, within easy reach of Scarborough, Whitby and Dalby Forest? Look no further than the award-winning Grainary Farm Stay Guesthouse in Harwood Dale. Pet Friendly & Wheelchair Friendly

Bagdale Hall

Bagdale Hall, No. 4 & Lodge

Bagdale Hall is an old Tudor Manor House dating back to 1516. No.4 Bagdale is a Georgian town house built around 1790. Bagdale Lodge is a large detached Georgian house circa 1770.

The Arran Guest House

Arran Guest House

A bed & breakfast guest house serving full English breakfast. Clean, cosy and comfortable seaside base on North Bay. Victorian townhouse with high ceilings, bay windows and good size bedroom.

Alanlee Guesthouse

Alanlee Guest House

Newly renovated Guest House, spacious en-suite rooms near to the Spa Theatre and beach.

Streonshalh B&B, Robin Hood's Bay

Streonshalh B&B

Located in the picturesque village of Robin Hood's Bay, just six miles from Whitby, Streonshalh B&B is an old Victorian House retaining many original features. Within close walking distance to pubs, restaurants, the old village and beach.

Pear Tree House B&B

Pear Tree House Bed and Breakfast

A family run bed and breakfast, all our guest rooms have been completely refurbished, offering ensuite or private shower/bath rooms.

The Firs

The Firs

Detached spacious property situated in the picturesque coastal village of Runswick Bay. We offer Bed & Breakfast, along with room only & full private hire for large groups. We are also pet friendly so you can bring you furry companions too!

Courtyard with fountain & dove cote

Keld Head Farm Cottages

A picturesque courtyard of individually designed cottages furnished with emphasis on comfort, each with beamed ceilings and fireplaces. Attractive gardens with play area.

Light airy lounge with 37" T.V.

Sea Breakers

Sea-Breakers is a former fisherman's two bedroomed holiday cottage situated in the unspoilt seaside town of Filey on the stunning Yorkshire Coast. The local shops, bars & restaurants are all within easy walking distance. Complimentary Wifi.

The Redcliffe, Scarborough

The Redcliffe

An elegant Victorian House with an imposing entrance halland staircase, and large spacious dining room. An ideal location for the famous Esplanade, with just a short stroll to the town centre and Spa Complex.

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Blantyre House

Superbly positioned, Blantyre House is just a few minutes walk from one of Englands finest promenades. We are a seafront hotel situated between the harbour and the Spa with views overlooking Pembroke Gardens and the sea.

The Lonsdale Villa, Scarborough

Lonsdale Villa

Lovely Victorian guest house on Scarborough's South Cliff. Convenient for Scarborough Spa and Esplanade. Comfortable accommodation and good food. Personally supervised by resident proprietors.

Abbot's Leigh Guest House, Filey

Abbot's Leigh Guest House

Need a base to explore our Stunning North Yorkshire Coastline or just sit back and relax , look no further than Abbot's Leigh. We are a short stroll fom Crescent Gardens, Beach, Glen Gardens, Town Centre, Bus & Rail Stations.

The Old Forge Bed and Breakfast, Wilton

The Old Forge Bed & Breakfast

The Old Forge Guest Accommodation is a cleverly converted Blacksmith's Cottage and Forge, dating from 1701. The cosy, inviting and relaxing atmosphere, and amazing breakfast, ensures our guest become regular visitors.

Grange Guest House, Thornton le Dale

The Grange Guest House

The Grange Guest House is an 18th Century Grade II Town House, offering 5 luxury appointed guest rooms with en suite facilities. Guests are welcomed with complimentary refreshments and freshly baked cake, served in the guest sitting room.

Home Farm Holiday Cottages

Home Farm Holiday Cottages

Attractive stone built cottages in lovely village setting. Equipped and furnished to very high standard. Ideally situated for moors, coast and York. Three miles from Castle Howard.

Surprise View Cottage & Field Barn

Surprise View Cottages

Historic barn conversions on farmstead giving good views over moorland edge and easy access to walks. Roomy and comfortable accommodation.

Argyle House

Argyle House

This AA 4 star superior Victorian guest house has been sympathetically restored to offer quality, en-suite accommodation. Most with 'memory foam' beds, satellite, LCD TV/dvd's at no extra cost. Only 5 mins walk for beach and town centre.

Little Pastures

Little Pastures

Situated in a beautiful location with panoramic views over the North York Moors National Park and endless seascape, with a silhouetted view of Scarborough Castle.

Grove Cottage, Scalby, Scarborough

Grove Cottage

Grove Cottage is a charming 1890s detached cottage situated in Scalby - a stunning village 3 miles on the outskirts of Scarborough.

The Forge Guest House, Filey

The Forge Guest House

The Forge is a warm & friendly, four star silver award guest house situated 40yds from Crescent Gardens.

Cosy lounge

Trout Cottage

Located in a quiet backwater just behind the Methodist Chapel, Filey, this 2 storey former fishermans cottage has been totally refurbished (Nov 12) now providing luxurious fixtures plus keeping many original fittings. Short walk to beach.

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Swan Cottage

Period cottage close to Levisham Station and North York Moors public footpaths.

Ellie's Guest House, Whitby

Ellies Guest House

A friendly, family run guesthouse. All rooms with en-suite facilities, colour tv and hospitality tray. Ideally located close to sea front, Whitby Pavilion, harbour & tourist attractions. A warm welcome & full English breakfast await you.

Ashfield Country Manor, Malton

Ashfield Country Manor

Family run pub, restaurant and hotel. 65 seater restaurant open for lunch and dinner, available for functions. Large car park and outside seating area with garden. Extensive drinks list with cask ales. 5 letting rooms.

Ruswarp Hall

Ruswarp Hall

A listed Jacobean hall standing in its own grounds. Guest lounge, dining-room and cosy bar. Large rear garden.

Sneaton Hall

6 Sneaton Hall

Sneaton Hall is a Grade II listed Georgian manor house in a peaceful rural village, in the North York Moors National Park, with superb views towards Whitby. The apartment offers excellent accommodation with private parking and gardens.

Sunnyvale House Whitby

Sunnyvale House

Sunnyvale House is a relaxing 4 Star Family run Guest House. Situated on Whitby's West Cliff it is ideally located for the restaurants, beach, harbour and Pavilion. Excellent Full Yorkshire Breakfast, with delicious vegetarian options.

The Maynard, Scarborough

The Maynard

Highly recommended licensed guest house, only one minute from Spa Complex and beach. Bedrooms furnished to a high standard. A warm welcome awaits.

Park Manor Hotel, Scarborough

Park Manor Hotel

We make our guests feel welcome and relaxed .We offer an Indoor heated pool, spa, steam room, lift, free private car park, restaurants, lounge bar. Close to all North Bay attractions and Open Air Theatre.

The Croft

The Croft

Whether it's a base from which to explore Scarborough and North Yorkshire's many and varied attractions or just somewhere to relax in comfortable surroundings, The Croft offers good food & hospitality.

The Old Forge Cottages

The Old Forge Cottages

These charmingly cosy cottages tucked away behind The Old Forge with their own patio,private parking, and access to the lovely garden.They sleep 2 and fully self-contained,the bedroom on mezzanine level,accessed by a short flight of stairs.

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Rowantree Farm

Rowantree is a third generation dairy farm. A detached sandstone house dating back nearly 200 years with original beamed ceilings. The perfect place to stay for stunning countryside & moorland views, perfect for walkers & cyclists.

Manor Farm Caravan Club CL

Manor Farm

Manor Farm is a Victorian Farmhouse that is set in large gardens and has comfortable, spacious ensuite accommodation.

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Asda Tour de Yorkshire

It was also announced that following the success of last year, the Asda Tour de Yorkshire women’s race would be held on exactly the same route as stage two, with the women starting in the morning and the men in the early afternoon. The £50,000 prize pot is one of the largest in the sport and a stellar cast of riders will be on hand to compete on Yorkshire roads.

Sir Gary Verity said: “It gives me a great sense of pride that we are leading the way in championing women’s cycling. This race is one of the most lucrative in the sport, attracting the best teams and riders from across the globe, and the challenging course will provide a real test of ability in front of massive crowds.”

Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride

Three routes of varying difficulty for the 2017 Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride sportive were revealed, giving 6,000 amateur cyclists the chance to ride key sections of the third stage just hours before the pros. Each one starts and finishes at Fox Valley Sheffield on Sunday 30 April, and full details on how to participate can be found athttp://letour.yorkshire.com/sportive

Official Tour de Yorkshire Charity – Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society has also been confirmed as the official charity for the third edition of the Tour de Yorkshire.

The news will signal the start of a range of fundraising initiatives throughout 2017 which aim to raise awareness of the great work the organisation does to care and support people affected by dementia.

Sir Gary Verity said: “We are proud to be partnering with the Alzheimer’s Society for this year’s Tour de Yorkshire. They deliver an invaluable service across Yorkshire and the UK, and the race provides a great platform for the Alzheimer’s Society to fundraise and raise awareness. We will be supporting them wholeheartedly over the next 12 months.”

“Funds raised will help support our vital work in medical and social research, advice and support and campaigning. We also look forward to engaging new audiences with our Dementia Friendly initiatives, which help make life better for all those affected by dementia in our communities.”

Full details on the great work Alzheimer’s Society do can be found at: http://alzheimers.org.uk