The hotly anticipated visit of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race to Filey has been postponed because of the ongoing Corona virus outbreak. The Tour de Yorkshire had been scheduled to pass through Filey on 30 April.
The race has become one of the sporting highlights of the Yorkshire year and so its postponement, although sadly inevitable, will cause great disappointment to businesses, residents and visitors alike.
Peter Box CBE, Chair of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “The race is a great spectacle, but we all know that the health and well-being of everyone across the region, and the country, is frankly more important than a sporting event. Our attention now turns to supporting those tourism businesses across the region, many still reeling from the floods, during this unprecedented crisis.”
It is to be hoped that this is a postponement, rather than a complete cancellation. We know that many events planned for Filey, particularly at the start of the summer season, are watching the progress of the Corona virus closely. It is thought that all are expecting to go ahead as planned at the moment, but clearly the situation is fluid and out of everyone’s hands. We will update as soon as we know of any changes.