The North York Moors National Park has welcomed news that the new Tour de Yorkshire will pass through later this year.
Stage 1 of the race on Friday May 1 will start in Bridlington but will also take in the spectacular Esk Valley.
Yorkshire will be in the spotlight again like last year as cyclists take in some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.
The route as it leaves Rosedale Abbey will come through Castleton, Danby, Glaisdale, Lealholm, Egton, Sleights, Ruswarp, Hawsker and Robin Hood’s Bay before heading back down the coast to Scarborough via the A171.
Andy Wilson, Chief Executive of the North York Moors National Park Authority said: “We’re delighted and very excited that the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire is taking in such a large part of the North York Moors National Park.
“The route will provide the cyclists and the watching global public with many of our ‘must sees’ including ancient woodland, rolling moorland, picture-postcard villages and stunning heritage coast.
“The North York Moors has carved out a well-deserved reputation as being a fantastic place for mountain biking; the Tour de Yorkshire will highlight to the world that our quiet lanes and fantastic views make it a top destination for road cyclists too.”