Discussions underway for 2016 Tour de Yorkshire

Organisers of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race have started discussions with councils across the county to plan the 2016 edition of the race.

Thursday, 14th May 2015, 10:24 am
Tour de Yorkshire . The bikes race through Cayton. pic Richard Ponter 151725a

Following the success of the event organisers are now looking for a new route for next year’s race.

The race organisers ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation) and Welcome to Yorkshire are now holding meetings with local authorities who have expressed an interest in holding a start or finish of the race.

They are also talking to companies in Yorkshire, nationally and internationally about sponsorship opportunities around the event.

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Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said; “Yorkshire’s ability to host a world class sporting event is now proven; with our partners ASO and the local authorities we have created a fantastic event which we are confident will grow year on year to become one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

“We are now seeking expressions of interest for new start and finish towns and sponsors to help deliver the Tour de Yorkshire 2016”.