Middlesbrough's stage is themed on the area's historic links with Captain James Cook, and on their way through the town the 18 teams of riders will pass through Stewart Park, home of Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, before heading into the leg-sapping hills of the North York Moors.
Middlesbrough's ceremonial route will see the field of around 130 riders take in some of the town’s best known landmarks before the racing begins in earnest at Poole Roundabout on the outskirts.
From the start point at Centre Square and mima, the riders will pedal past the historic Gazette buildings on Borough Road before heading into Teesside University’s new Campus Heart with its striking Curve building.
Then it's down Linthorpe Road to the Cenotaph, where the bunch will pass the memorial to D-Day hero Stan Hollis before taking a short detour through Albert Park under the watchful gaze of the Brian Clough statue.
After passing the former Clairville Stadium site, the riders will swing onto Marton Road and up past the new Middlesbrough Sports Village - home to the Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit and Velodrome.
Next stop is a quick visit to Stewart Park via Ladgate Lane, with the peloton rolling past the site of the birthplace of Captain Cook before heading back onto Dixons Bank and past Poole Roundabout before the hostilities begin in earnest on the A172.
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A competition is launching to create art to decorate the route of this year's Tour de Yorkshire. People are being encouraged to turn fields into art celebrating their community. It is 100 days before the world's best cyclists race through the country.
Middlesbrough is among six towns selected to be the start and finish points for the Tour.
Campaigners in North Yorkshire say they'll fight on for a new law guaranteeing anonymity to victims of revenge porn.
The government has rejected a plea by victim Keeley Richards-Shaw, who is backed by the county's Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan.
Richards-Shaw from Scarborough started the campaign after her ex-partner shared personal photos of her after their reletionship ended.
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The A165 Columbus Ravine in Scarborough has re-opened after it was closed earlier this afternoon (January 4) by an accident involving a camper van and a lorry.
There were reports that a VW Caddy van went under a low loader lorry at around 15.25.
There are reports that one of the main roads in Scarborough has been closed by an accident involving a camper van and a lorry.
It's on the A165 Columbus Ravine between Dean Road and Hoxton Road / Franklin Street
People are being asked to get involved in next year's Tour de Yorkshire.
Middlesbrough has already been unveiled as the start town for Stage three which will take place in May.
The route will then travel south to Scarborough.
There are roadshows being held in January so residents and businesses can get involved.
There are also volunteering opportunities for those who want to be part of the event.
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