After weeks of waiting, cycle fever is finally about to grip the town as the Tour de Yorkshire sets off today.
Stage One of the three day race sets off from Bridlington later this morning but mostly passes through Whitby and district bringing with it some of the most famous names in cycling such as Sir Bradley Wiggins, Marcel Kittel and Ben Swift.
Cyclists will take in some of the most spectacular coast and country scenery between Castleton, Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay along the 174km first stage - eventually finishing in Scarborough.
There are plenty of challenging inclines such as Limber Hill at Glaisdale, Front Street at Grosmont and the Sledgates climb from Fylingthorpe back up to the A171.
It will be pedal power all the way on sprint sections of the Whitby stages namely Coach Road at Sleights and Mayfield Road as cyclists come into Whitby.
The race is expected in Danby around 2.24pm, Whitby at around 3.09pm and Robin Hood’s Bay at 3.20pm.