Tour De Yorkshire 2017 – racing through Kirklees!
Some of the world’s best cyclists will test themselves on Kirklees roads when Tour De Yorkshire 2017 comes to Kirklees.
The final day will see riders leave Bradford for a 194.5km race to Sheffield. Riders will be racing down through Cleckheaton, Gomersal, Liversedge, Mirfield, Honley and Holmfirth.
Stage 3, to be held on Sunday 30 April 2017, has already been nicknamed the Yorkshire Terrier, with organisers saying it is the toughest stage in the history of the race.
Mirfield is the home of Tour De France legend, Brian Robinson, famous for being the first British rider to win a stage of the race, and he was at the launch event for the 2017 Tour De Yorkshire.
Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of race organisers, “Welcome to Yorkshire”, said:
“I can’t wait to see the world’s best riders tackling these routes. Last year the race attracted 2 million spectators and generated £60 million for the local economy, and we’ll go from strength to strength next year.”
More information about Tour De Yorkshire 2017:
The 2017 Tour De Yorkshire takes place form 28-30 April 2017.
Learn more about the event, and the route on Tour De Yorkshire’s website.