Yorkshire has been confirmed to be hosting a stage of the Tour of Britain cycling race for the first time since 2009.

The fourth stage of the 2022 race will kick off in the seaside town of Redcar on Wednesday, September 7 before finishing somewhere in North Yorkshire.

Tour of Britain director Mick Bennett said: “We are thrilled to be returning to North Yorkshire with the Tour of Britain and know what a warm welcome the race will receive.

“Together with our partners at North Yorkshire County Council, we are working to create a fantastic route and engage all of the communities along it, resulting in what will no doubt be a memorable stage of the Tour.”

The question remains if the route will actually go through the city of York.

Will the Tour of Britain 2022 actually go through York?

Currently, only limited details are available for the route that will be embarked upon by the cyclists.

The only confirmed parts are that the Yorkshire leg will begin in Redcar "before finishing in North Yorkshire" according to the Tour of Britain website.

More details for exact routes in each region the race is taking place in will be revealed in Spring 2022.

Yorkshire itself has proved to be popular for cycling races, and the Tour de Yorkshire has been running since 2015.