Around 20,000 turn out for Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 3. The riders climb out of Newmillerdam.
Tour de Yorkshire Stage 3. The riders climb out of Newmillerdam.

Around 20,000 people lined the route for the final day of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire.

Crowds gathered in Wakefield city centre to watch the 4km neutralised (ceremonial) start, in front of Wakefield Cathedral, at Sunday lunchtime.

The riders then hurtled to the official start line by Castle Grove Park on Barsnley Road, and close to Agbrigg Road, where the crowds were standing at least four deep.

The cyclists, including Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins and two time Olympic medallist Ed Clancy from Huddersfield, passed Castle Grove Park, Manygates Centre, Sandal Castle and Newmillerdam before leaving the district at Woolley.