Watch: Fly-through guide to the Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire organiser Welcome to Yorkshire releases a video showing the key points of the May race from the air

If you haven’t already been sold on the natural beauty of Yorkshire, then you certainly will be after watching this video of the landmarks passed in the Tour de Yorkshire in May.

With the race less than a month away (May 1-3), organiser Welcome to Yorkshire has released this fly-through of some of the tour’s key points, including the climbs, the sprints and the places that just look very nice.

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The sunshine shows the county in its best light, especially with the coastal route of stage one – taking in seaside towns of Bridlington, Whitby and Scarborough, with a trip to Robin Hood’s bay thrown in for good measure.

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Heading inland, though, the riders will reach Dalby Forest and have their legs tested on the climb through the trees before reaching another climb at Rosedale Abbey.

A sprint on the seafront in Scarborough will determine who will wear the leader’s jersey on stage two, starting in Selby. The open roads on the 174km stage to York will give the sprinters’ teams the chance to fire their men to victory in the historic city.

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Then stage three takes in the climbs of Holmfirth, Scapegoat, Cow and Calf, and Hebden Bridge en route to Leeds, where the overall winner of the inaugural race will be crowned.