The Tour of Britain, the UK’s most prestigious cycle race, will return to Beverley for the first time in 15 years this September.

The East Riding of Yorkshire market town has today been confirmed as the finish location of stage three on Tuesday 5 September.

Over 100 of the world’s leading riders will head to Beverley almost 15 years to the day since the Tour last passed through the town during a stage from Hull to Dalby Forest. This will mark Beverley’s first appearance as a Tour of Britain stage host, although it previously featured as a Tour de Yorkshire start venue in 2016 and 2018.

Since its return in 2004, the Tour of Britain has become a cornerstone of the UK sporting calendar. Over 15 million people have watched the event in person, with the race generating over £330m for the UK economy to date.

Full details of stage three – including the start location, route and timetable – will be announced in due course.

Tour of Britain Beverley

Photo: the Tour races through Beverley in 2008

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Caroline Lacey, chief executive of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Today’s announcement that Beverley will host the stage three finish of the Tour of Britain is fantastic news, not just for Beverley but for the whole of the East Riding.

“We know from our previous experience of hosting the Tour de Yorkshire just how much people in the East Riding love their cycling and I expect, that after a four-year absence of cycling in the East Riding, the crowds will be out to cheer on the cyclists to the finish line.

“With the race being broadcast live on ITV4, it also gives is the chance to showcase Beverley and the East Riding to audiences both at home and abroad and to put us on the map as a must-visit destination.”

Mick Bennett, Tour of Britain race director, said: “We’re thrilled that this year’s Tour of Britain will see Beverley make its debut as a host venue for the first time! Fifteen years may have gone by since the race passed through the North Bar, but ever since we’ve wanted to bring the Tour back to town. We know there’s a real sense of community pride in Beverley, and this will definitely be on display for the world to see on Tuesday 5 September.

“I’d like to thank East Riding of Yorkshire Council and our stakeholders for their support of the Tour, as well as the hard work going on behind the scenes to make this a truly unforgettable day!”

About the Tour of Britain 2023

The Tour of Britain 2023 will begin in Greater Manchester on Sunday 3 September and culminate eight stages later in South Wales (Sunday 10 September). Along the way the riders will race through Wrexham, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk and Harlow, creating an unforgettable sporting spectacle that is free for all to watch.

More details of this year’s race, including full stage routes and competing teams, will be announced in the coming weeks.

ITV4 will continue to broadcast live flag-to-flag coverage of every stage, as well as a nightly highlights show, allowing fans in the UK to watch the action unfold wherever they are. Worldwide coverage will be available via Eurosport, Discovery Player and GCN +.