More details of the Tour of Britain’s East Riding of Yorkshire stage have been revealed to celebrate 50 days to go until race day.

This will be the first time that East Yorkshire has played host to an entire stage of the Tour of Britain. However, the area is no stranger to international cycle races having previously hosted a number of stage starts in Beverley and Bridlington for recent Tour de Yorkshire events, as well as a UCI para-cycling event in 2019.

The third stage of the 2023 race, which will take place on Tuesday 5 September, will start from the pedestrianised area on Boothferry Road in Goole. The route passes through major towns including Howden, Market Weighton, Driffield, Bridlington and Hornseam before heading to the finish line near the racecourse on Beverley Westwood.

The 153.8km stage will also see the peloton pass through a number of towns and villages including Foggathorpe, Holme on Spalding Moor, Middleton on the Wolds, North Dalton, Langtoft, Octon, Rudston, Skipsea, Withernwick and Long Riston.

There will be two King of the Mountains climbs, located at Towthorpe Lane, near Market Weighton, and at Langtoft. Skipsea will host the stage’s sprint.

Tour of Britain East Riding map


Councillor Anne Handley, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “I’m really looking forward to stage three of the Tour of Britain and it’s great to see the route will take in some of our towns and villages that have not been on the route for previous Tour de Yorkshire events.

“It will be a great day and with the number of visitors who come to the area to watch the race, it’s sure to give the local economy a boost.”

Councillor Nick Coultish, portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The route will take the cyclists through some of East Yorkshire’s beautiful towns and villages and some stunning countryside which will be broadcast not just to the UK but to audiences across the world.

“I am quite sure the residents of those towns and villages will come out in force to cheer on the cyclists along with the visitors to East Yorkshire, who are also supporting the race. It promises to be a brilliant day.”

Mick Bennett, Tour of Britain race director said: “Here it is! The whole route for our eagerly anticipated East Riding of Yorkshire stage. The race will be showcasing this fantastic part of Britain to a worldwide audience so we knew we had to pack in as much as possible. From the beautiful countryside to the distinctive coastline, it’s going to be a spectacular day.”

About the East Yorkshire stage

This stage will take place almost 15 years to the day since the prestigious event last passed through the county – including Beverley’s historic North Bar – during a stage from Hull to Dalby Forest.

Fans can enhance their race day experience by watching the start start in Goole or the sprint to the finish line in Beverley by securing their place in the Terrace. Click here for more information.