Excitement is building ahead of the Tour of Britain’s return to the East Riding of Yorkshire – and fans can now find out what time the riders will race through their town.
On Tuesday, September 5, the East Riding will host stage three of the UK’s biggest and most prestigious professional cycle race.
Starting in Goole, at the central precinct on Boothferry Road, the peloton then will head north, taking in towns and villages including Howden, Market Weighton and Driffield.
The riders will then get to see what the East Coast has to offer as they race through Bridlington and down to Hornsea, before heading inland towards an expected sprint finish at Beverley Westwood.
The stage also includes a sprint section at Skipsea, as well as two “King of the Mountains” (KoM) climbs, near Market Weighton and Langtoft.
An interactive stage three route map can be found here.
The estimated timings below are based on a predicted race speed of 42kmph, although this may vary depending on weather conditions and how hotly the race is contested.
- START: Goole (Boothferry Road) 11:30am
- Howden 11:48am
- Holme-on-Spalding Moor 12:23
- Market Weighton 12:36pm
- KoM: Towthorpe Lane 12:40pm
- Middleton-on-the-Wolds 12:52pm
- Driffield 1:14pm
- KoM: Langtoft 1:32pm
- Rudston 1:44pm
- Bridlington 1:59pm
- SPRINT: Skipsea 2:20pm
- Hornsea 2:32pm
- Tickton 3:12pm
- FINISH: Beverley (York Road) 3:26pm
For more detailed timings (road by road), see the full stage three timetable
Councillor Anne Handley, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, encouraged people to line the roads to support the competitors, as well as decorate their towns and villages and create land art along the route.
“Hosting a whole stage of the Tour of Britain is such an exciting event for the East Riding,” said Cllr Handley
“As the riders speed through our picturesque landscape, from Goole to Bridlington to Beverley and everywhere in between, let’s line the roads, cheer for the competitors, and show off our creativity with spectacular decorations and land art masterpieces.
“This is a day to showcase the beauty of the East Riding, so let’s make it unforgettable!”
To allow the race to take place safely, there will be some road closures at the start and finish lines, and rolling road closures as the peloton makes its way along the route.
More information on road closures will be published in the run-up to the race.
The Tour of Britain 2023 will start in Greater Manchester on Sunday, 3 September, and finish in South Wales a week later.
The race will be televised daily on ITV4.
To find out how to get involved, visit Tour of Britain – Get on board.