After tremendous success in its inaugural edition, where might the Tour de Yorkshire go in 2016?

Cow and Calf, Chevin, Robin Hoods Bay, Rosedale Abbey: this year’s Tour de Yorkshire showed the world of cycling the very best of Yorkshire’s cycling roads while revisiting many of the greatest hits from the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014.

The challenge now for organisers is this: where should they take the race in 2016?

We’ve come up with a few ideas to help them out.

Whether it’s your favourite Yorkshire climb or the road outside your front door, let us know where you think the Tour de Yorkshire should visit next year. Comment below or get in touch via the Cycling Weekly Twitter or Facebook.

The Stang

The Stang, British hill-climb national championshipsGreat name; great climb. The typical Pennine ascent (steep at the bottom, long drag to the top) had such a roaring tailwind when it hosted the 2013 national hill climb that riders rode up it faster than they could ride down.

Ribblehead

Circuit of Ingleborough 2015 AJ_David TinkerHost to the annual Three Peaks cyclo-cross, the picturesque Ribblehead viaduct leads riders (and trains) up into the Yorkshire Dales via Horton in Ribblesdale.

Shibden Wall, Halifax

Flanders, eat your heart out. Look what happened the last time a professional bike race hit one of Britain’s toughest cobbled climbs during the 1988 Kelloggs Tour of Britain.

Rosedale Chimney Bank

Rosedale Chimney Bank

This year’s Tour de Yorkshire skirted past one of the steepest roads in Britain on stage one. At 33% maximum gradient, had they taken the race up here they could have had a minor rebellion on their hands.

That said, organisers at ASO and Welcome to Yorkshire certainly liked the idea of bringing the race up it in years to come. Summit finish, perhaps?

Whether it’s your favourite Yorkshire climb or the road outside your front door, let us know where you think the Tour de Yorkshire should visit next year. Comment below or get in touch via the Cycling Weekly Twitter or Facebook.

  • Sarah Roy

    Definitely blue bank – coming from Whitby going up to Goathland area!

  • Remraf

    In to Pately Bridge from Knaresborough and then numerous ways out – all up lung -busting hills!

  • Tony

    Fleet Moss a must at some point.

  • Two Pork Pies

    The filthy climb out of Hob Hole after you’ve come down from the Westerdale side. The Kellogg’s Tour went through there in the late 80’s. Even the pros looked miffed. Tony the Tiger’s van barely made it up. You can still smell the melted clutch on a warm day.

  • stevegriff75

    So many climbs for them to add. As Gavin mentioned fleet moss but I’d quite like it to pass through Richmond but since they turned down the TdF I doubt the council would agree to it.

  • Gavin Taylor

    Norwood edge, fleet moss, langbar, trooper lane and hunreds of roads for them to still explore!