VIDEO: Tour de Yorkshire route calls at Barnsley

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Route details of the first Tour de Yorkshire cycling race have been revealed today - and show it will call at Barnsley, but not the rest of South Yorkshire.

The event in May follows the successful Grand Depart in Yorkshire last July, which generated more than £10m for the region and brought hundreds of thousands of people out on to the streets.

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Stages run from Bridlington to Scarborough, Selby to York and Wakefield to Leeds, the latter of which will call at Barnsley.

The route focuses more on East Yorkshire as it did not feature in the Tour de France stages.

Council had to express an interest in being part of this year’s event and Sheffield Council did not apply although it has for 2016.

The Tour de Yorkshire runs from May 1 and includes a women’s race.

The final day, Sunday May 3, will see the peloton make a return to some of the roads raced in the Grand Départ but starting in Wakefield, then south to Barnsley before heading to Holmfirth where they pick up the Grand Départ route in reverse.

Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation are organising the race.

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said; “Before the Grand Départ had even finished people all across Yorkshire were asking when we can have more cycling!

“The Tour de Yorkshire will bring back many of the world’s top cycling teams and there will be an opportunity for ordinary people to ride the same roads on the same day in the sportive.

“And this is a free event to watch so there is an opportunity for everyone in the county to be part of Tour de Yorkshire in one way or another.”

Welcome to Yorkshire is also organising a month-long Tour de Yorkshire Festival, to showcase the country’s rich and diverse cultural offering.