New Tour de Yorkshire Ride jersey celebrates Beryl Burton's palmarès

Jersey celebrates the achievements of Beryl Burton

Scheduled for May 6, the Masarati Tour de Yorkshire Ride sportive takes in the roads around Leeds, with 129km, 84km and 49km routes and up to 5000 riders slated to take part.

This year is the first when there’s a special jersey for the ride. Made by Castelli, it celebrates the career of Yorkshire cyclist Beryl Burton. Burton was the dominant female rider during the 1960s to 1980s, winning 90 domestic championships and 7 world titles, including 5 world championships.

Beryl Burton was the dominant female rider of her era

Details include a list of all Burton’s world records and how long they stood for. The organisers say that the stripe detail and the BB initials on the rear are a nod to Burton’s record.

The Tour de Yorkshire Ride jersey can be pre-ordered on-line and collected on the day. You can also buy it at the event on the day. Sizes available are XS to 4XL.

Price for the jersey is £65, with £1 of the price going towards the Maggie’s cancer support charity.

>>> Tour de Yorkshire 2018 route: maps and profiles

The four stage Tour de Yorkshire professional race takes place between May 3 and 6, starting in Beverley and ending in Leeds.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.