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Setting the pace ahead of city centre cycle race
9:49am Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
YORK cycling fans got a taste of what is to come when riders took to their bikes to promote this year’s city centre race.
The event will take place on Sunday, July 21, the same date as the 100th Tour de France will end and the baton will be passed on to Yorkshire, which will host the event’s Grand Départ in 2014.
This year’s York race, promoted by Clifton Cycling Centre, will see hundreds of cyclists from grassroots to elite level race through the historic city streets.
The route has remained unchanged since 2011, with riders starting and finishing in Duncombe Place.
Coun Sonja Crisp, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “York’s 2013 city centre cycling races will be a great chance for people to get a taste of what will be happening in 2014, when stage two of Le Grand Départ starts from York.”
The York race is divided into age and ability categories, and the first race will begin at 5.30pm.