The organiser of Tour de Yorkshire has explained the decisions behind the race’s route through Filey on 30 April. As part of the Beverley to Redcar leg of the race, the riders will enter Filey via the Muston Road, Station Avenue and leave the town via the Scarborough Road.
There were hopes that the route might take in the seafront and, in particular, the Crescent Hill where iconic scenes were created when the the race passed through Filey in 2018.
It was suggested to Welcome to Yorkshire’s Commercial Director, Peter Dodd, that the route could go down Ravine Road, along the seafront, up Crescent Hill and rejoin the route at the Station Avenue roundabout.
In Peter’s reply he explained that using the seafront is only viable when the race is travelling from north to south. When going from the south it is impossible to use the seafront as the race would have to come back on itself, with the danger that the leaders would meet the rear of the field. They considered coming down Crescent Hill, but due to the cobbled surface it was thought that the descent had the potential to be unsafe. However, Peter did intimate that the race would return to Filey and the seafront in future years.