Follow in the tyre tracks of Tour de Yorkshire cyclists

a poster saying: Yorkshire "hearts" le tour

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Do you fancy riding the routes of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire or the grandest of Grand Départs, following in the tyre tracks of professional cyclists? Well, whether you are a Lycra clad cycle fanatic or more of a leisurely tourer, you’ll love the fantastic new free ‘Cycle Yorkshire – Ride the Routes’ smartphone app.

The first ever Tour de Yorkshire takes in the county’s world-class and iconic landscape, from the cliffs of the coast to the top of the moors, offering riders challenging terrain and breath taking scenery over three stages from 1 to 3 May.

The free smart phone app is aimed at cyclists planning to test their riding skills on the world-renowned cycle racing routes. It offers a one-stop-shop for a wealth of useful information for cyclists of all fitness levels, including maps, flyover videos of the routes and first-person footage from semi-pro cyclist Jamie Sharp as he rides the routes with a camera mounted to his helmet.

The brilliant app includes the three day routes of the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire, the Sportive 2015 routes, and the two day routes of the 2014 Grand Départ in Yorkshire and is now available to download.

‘Cycle Yorkshire – Ride the Routes’ was designed and created by two Yorkshire companies, Bow House and Rolling Snowballs. Ruth Gore, Chair of Safer Roads Yorkshire and Humber who commissioned the app, said: “Many of those who come for the race will be completely unfamiliar with the Yorkshire road conditions, landscape and terrain and unlike during the races, all roads will be open to other traffic. We hope the app will help cyclists stay safe, plan ahead and get the most out of riding the routes, whichever sections they choose to tackle.”

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