Hundreds of cyclists including former World Champion Lizzie Deignan are gathering in Tadcaster this morning ahead of the start of the Tour de Yorkshire Women's race.
The event will see the riders roll into action from around 9.10am, with the peloton heading North West through Wetherby, Knaresborough and Ripley, before reaching the first and only climb of the day at Lofthouse. The 1.7km climb will prove a stern test on what is a relatively flat 122.5km stage.
The riders will then complete a short tour of the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, passing through Masham, before heading south through Ripon towards the finish line in Harrogate, which staged the end of the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France.
The men will be in action on the same course later today.