TOP cycling event the Tour de Yorkshire will give fans in the area plenty chances to see the action this year.

The 2020 route, which was announced this week, will see the peloton pass through large swathes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on Friday, May 1.

The route, known as the Three Peaks stage, runs over 124.5km from Skipton to Leyburn and will pass through Settle, Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Hawes, skirting the Yorkshire Three Peaks and Ribblehead Viaduct.

The 2020 Tour de Yorkshire will form part of the inaugural UCI ProSeries, the highest status for a multi-day race outside the UCI WorldTour.

A total of 1.96 million spectators lined the route for the 2019 edition, which was watched by a record 28 million TV viewers in 190 countries.

A detailed map of the route can be found on the official Tour de Yorkshire website at

It was confirmed last week that the Tour of Britain race will return to Cumbria for the third year in row.