About the race
This year sees the third Tour de Yorkshire, following the success of the 2015 and 2016 events.
The race takes place on 28-30 April over three stages:
- Stage 1 - Bridlington to Scarborough, 173km
- Stage 2 - Tadcaster to Harrogate, 122.5km
- Stage 3 - Bradford to Fox Valley, Sheffield 194.5km
The main race is for male competitors but women will race on day two, facing exactly the same stage as the men.
Whether you are aiming to watch from one of the many towns or cities on the route or you intend to head up into the hills, check the weather forecast before setting off.
What conditions will the cyclists face at the Tour de Yorkshire?
"The Tour de Yorkshire, starting in Bridlington at lunch time on Friday, will be fairly quiet, the wind will have eased and it will be mostly dry. Temperatures on the low side, hovering around 10 or 11°C during the afternoon.
"Come Saturday, the forecast is looking good; fine and dry with some bright or sunny spells and a light wind. Temperatures by early afternoon will reach 13°C.
"By Sunday, it’ll be breezier with an increasing chance of some rain later in the day. However temperatures may well reach the mid teens."
Clare Nasir, Met Office Meteorologist.
Cycling and the weather
Whether it's a time trial, road race, or any other kind of outdoor discipline, weather determines not only what a cyclist should wear, what they should eat and drink, and what equipment they should use, but can also be fundamental to tactics in a race. Make more informed decisions about how and when to ride safely during difficult weather conditions.
For further information about the cycling event visit the official Tour de Yorkshire website.
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