Tour de France prices hiked

An ITV News survey of 40 hotels in Yorkshire has shown three quarters of them are increasing their room rates for the week the Tour de France rides through the region.

Tour de France price hike

Hotel price hike as prestigious cycle race comes to Yorkshire Credit: ITV 4

A survey by ITV News has revealed that dozens of hotels in York are cashing in by charging inflated prices when the Tour de France visits the region next year.

As many as three quarters of hoteliers are increasing room rates for the weekend of the tour.

Some are charging twice as much as normal.

Tourism bosses are now warning about the risk of putting people off coming back in the future.