If you want to experience the excitement of the Tour de Yorkshire 2016, we've picked some top spots where you can watch the riders whizz by.

Sadly Huddersfield and Calderdale won't be welcoming the race this year — but this year's even is a good excuse to enjoy a day out at some scenic parts of Yorkshire.

Here are some recommendations for Stage Three of this year's race.

Here's some of the best places to watch Stage Three of the Tour de Yorkshire this year:

STAGE THREE — Middlesborough to Scarborough — Sunday May 1


MIMA at Middlesborough
MIMA at Middlesborough

The third and final stage of this year's Tour de Yorkshire starts outside the MIMA (Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art) building in the heart of the town. Enjoy the Ride Festival, celebrating the Tour's visit, will offer a feast of sport and leisure activities, arts events and a fun day in Stewart Park. The festivities will continue on bank holiday Monday.

North York Moors National Park

Sutton Bank, North York Moors
Sutton Bank, North York Moors

Sunday's challenging route winds though parts of the North York Moors National Park, travelling from Middlesborough to Nunthorpe, Great Avon, Stokesley, Hutton Rudby, Winton and Northallerton. The key locations for spectators are the visitor centres at Sutton Bank and Danby, including the Cote de Sutton Bank. There will be a big screen showing live coverage of the race as well as bike skills sessions and cycling-themed crafts for visitors to enjoy, 9am-5pm.


Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Whitby Abbey, Whitby

Not that you need an excuse for a day out in Whitby — but the Tour de Yorkshire riders will whizz past the Abbey in a fantastic sprint section of the race. The Abbey, on the East Cliff headland, offers stunning reviews over the resort before you venture down to explore the harbour, enjoy fish and chips at The Magpie, take an open-top bus tour and explore its quirky independent shops.

Robin Hood's Bay

Watch the battle for King of the Mountain at Robin Hood's Bay as the race makes its way to the Scarborough finish line. The scenic coastal resort of Robin Hood's Bay has beaches to explore, the tranquil Falling Foss Tea Garden with its waterfall and woodland walks, and even its own ghost walk in the evening.


If you fancy a day at the seaside and the chance to see the Tour de Yorkshire's exciting finish, head to Scarborough's North Bay. While you wait for the riders to arrive, why not stroll along the beach, visit the Sealife Centre, enjoy a fairground ride or two or sit and relax with an ice cream?