Left to right: Gary Verity – Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire; Nigel Adams MP; Christian Prudhomme – General Director, Tour de France
Ahead of the announcement of the Tour de Yorkshire route for 2018, Nigel Adams MP has met with organisers to call for parts of the Selby and Ainsty Constituency to be included again.
With Stage 2 of the 2017 race having started in Tadcaster and gone through the northern area of his constituency, and Selby Town Centre hosting the start of a stage in 2015, Mr Adams would like to see a return of this successful and exciting event to the area in 2018.
In 2013, Mr Adams successfully lobbied for his constituency to be included as part of Le Grand Depart of the Tour de France.
Mr Adams explained “It is fantastic to see what a boost in cycling this event has brought to Yorkshire, and to our part of North Yorkshire in particular. Tour de Yorkshire brings a significant boost to local economy that continues throughout the year, and has played a huge role in encouraging people to be fit and active.
“The northern areas of our constituency, such as Weeton and Dunkeswick, feature some great routes for such an event. Being close to both Leeds and York, they provide a gateway from East Yorkshire to the West and up into the Yorkshire Moors.
“I have called on organisers to consider these, and other areas of Selby and Ainsty, when confirming the routes for next year. I very much hope we will see a return of Tour de Yorkshire to the constituency.”
The 2018 race route is set to be announced on Tuesday 5th December, and will be taking place from 3rd-6th May. More information is available at: https://letour.yorkshire.com.