The Tour de Yorkshire returns for its second year, with riders gearing up for three days of races through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.
From quaint market towns to beaches, the North Yorkshire Moore and even a castle, spectators are spoilt for choice when it comes to their tour spot.
Here's some of the best places to watch Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire this year:
STAGE ONE — Beverley to Settle — Friday April 29
Beverley's bustling Saturday market will be replaced with throngs of cyclists and spectators on April 29 when it hosts the start line of the first stage of this year's Tour de Yorkshire. It's roughly an hour and a half's drive from Huddersfield and boasts an impressive cathedral and the Sun Inn, a pub dating back to 1530.
Twinned with Saint Chely d'Apcher in France, Tascaster, in Selby, is known for its breweries, including the Tower Brewery, home of Coors, John Smith's and Samuel Smith's Old Brewery, the oldest brewery in Yorkshire. So once you've cheered the riders on, you shouldn't be too far from a cracking pint!
When it comes to Yorkshire market towns, Knaresborough has to be one of the prettiest. It welcomed the Tour de France in 2014 and this year it will play host to the Tour de Yorkshire riders. There's plenty to do in Knaresborough — visit Mother Shipton's Cave and make a wish in the magic well, take a rowing boat out on the River Ouse and enjoy a pint or two in its cracking pubs.
With its waterfalls and quaint cobbled squares, Grassington is far more than a sleepy Yorkshire Dales village. Take a stroll through the ancient Grass Wood and discover the Iron Age fort, Fort Gregory. And after you've watched the riders whizz through, you can visit the Grassington Folk Museum, which tells the story of Wharfedale.
The quaint village of Giggleswick in North Yorkshire is a scenic spot to watch the Tour de Yorkshire from — and you'll also get to see a sprint. It also has a Grade I listed church to visit, the Church of St Adelka, and rock climbing fans might also be interested in its limestone crag, just north of the village.