Tuesday 18 July 2023

FULL DETAILS of September’s Tour of Britain cycle race, including the stage finishing in Beverley on Tuesday September 5 have now been released. The 153.8 km stage, which starts in Goole, will see over 100 of the world’s leading cyclists, including Olympic, world and Tour de France champions, pass through a number of towns and villages before finishing near the racecourse on Beverley Westwood.

There will be two King of the Mountains climbs, located at Towthorpe Lane, near Market Weighton which will be 39km into the stage, while the second climb will take place on the B1249 Scarborough Road at Langtoft at 74km. The sprint section of the race will be at 109km on the B1242 Hornsea Road at Skipsea. 

The route includes Howden, Market Weighton, Driffield, Bridlington and Hornsea, with the run to Beverley passing through Long Riston. For more details and information on this year’s race, including full stage routes and competing teams go to www.tourofbritain.co.uk

FREE bespoke cycle training courses are being offered to anyone over the age of 11 by East Riding Council’s sustainable transport team. Training can be tailored to suit individual needs, to help build and develop rider confidence and improve skills and knowledge. Limited free places are available on designated days and locations. More information here

A PROGRAMME of special events and activities has been organised to tie in with the new “Back Journeys” Lego exhibition at Beverley Art Gallery. They include speed building challenges and building your own vehicles using Lego.The exhibition celebrates different modes of transport with unique models. More details here