TBC • Longleat Estate, Warminster, Wiltshire
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Please note that the distances shown are a GUIDE ONLY and the 2017 distances are not yet confirmed.
PLEASE NOTE: Roads will NOT be closed for this event.
The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride is the unique opportunity for sportive riders in the UK to experience the Tour de France legacy and to pave the way for the pro riders. The sportive will take place on the same day as the 3rd and final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire pro ride (Sunday, 30th April) and will take in many of the same roads as the pros. Organised by the Tour de France owners (ASO) as well as Human Race (the UK’s largest mass participation company behind over 50 events in 2015) and Welcome to Yorkshire; the Tour de Yorkshire Ride has international cycling’s most experienced delivery team.
The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride sees one hundred Maserati management, staff and customers join the sportive, and as part of its sponsorship Maserati is keen that every rider enjoys an enhanced experience.
Helping prepare participants for the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride, will be Maserati Cycling ambassador, David Millar, who will be offering expert insights into the particular challenges presented by the route’s climbs and how best to prepare. The Scot, one of only two Britons to have worn the leader’s jersey at all three Grands Tours, is a lifelong Maserati fan and lists the Maserati Ghibli II 2.8 GT as his dream car. He has never wavered in his dream to own a Ghibli, and despite previously coming close, is thrilled to finally take the keys to one as part of this new partnership.
For more information on Maserati, visit www.maserati.co.uk
The rider experience will include a unique mix of Tour de France delivery combined with Yorkshire hospitality and beauty resulting in a mass participation sportive dream day.
Bernard Hinault, 5 times Tour de France winner enthused: “The Tour de France has had a sportive alongside it for many years and it’s a unique experience for amateur riders to ride at L’Etape; so to have this similar experience available at the Tour de Yorkshire will be magnifique and something all keen riders will want to be part of.”
Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, says: “This is a fantastic chance for people to ride this iconic route and we hope it will, as part of the legacy of the Grand Départ, get more people of all ages and all abilities cycling.”
Start times for 2017 are yet to be announced. In 2016 the start times ranged from 06:30 – 09:00 depending on the chosen distance.
Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2016.
These results are Provisional, please contact the Results Crew with any queries. Queries are compiled and will appear in the final update approximately a week after the event.
The RNLI is the charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The charity, which was formed in 1824 operates over 237 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 200 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK.
The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. 95% of RNLI people are volunteers. These range from lifeboat crew to community fundraisers; education presenters to press officers and community safety advisers to shop assistants. They are the lifeblood of the RNLI! Since the RNLI was founded its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 140,000 lives.
The RNLI is delighted to be the official charity for the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire, which takes place during the same weekend as their national fundraising campaign – Mayday.
For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk.