Our borough prepares for amazing finish to a spectacular cycle race

The scene is set for a pulsating finish to the first stage of Le Tour de 
Yorkshire in Scarborough.

After leaving Bridlington the riders will head towards Pickering, through the national park, into Whitby before starting the final sprint.

The riders will come through Cloughton and take a left at The Three Jolly Sailors, taking in the coastal road and going past the Open Air Theatre.

From there the peloton will hang a right at Peasholm Park, zipping beyond Scarborough Cricket Ground before another sharp right up Castle Road.

Then it will be down Westborough, along Vernon Road past The Hole in the Wall and The Rotunda Museum before a sprint via Foreshore Road, Sandside and Marine Drive to the finish line at the Oasis Cafe on Royal Albert Drive.

The race is sure to provide spectacular images for the millions watching on television and an unforgettable experience for those lining the route.

Cllr David Chance, portfolio holder for tourism and culture, hailed the route as “something for all the borough”.

He said: “It is coming through the whole of the borough and maximising the impact on the borough.

“It is also going to see some of the most beautiful areas of the national park.

What more could we want really? The whole of the borough is getting a shot at it.”

The riders will also race for a short time against one of the North York Moors Railway’s steam trains, which will leave Pickering at the same time as the riders 
arrive and meet them again at Goathland.

Cycling enthusiast and founder of the Ride The BOS cycle race Cllr Andrew Backhouse said the route was something special.

He said: “The route is challenging but certainly exciting.

“It will show off everything that is great in the borough, the hills, the vistas, the coastline, the moors, it’s all there.

“I know our officers tried to get Filey more involved so maybe next time but overall it is amazing.”