Your interactive guide to the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire has kicked off today: here is an interactive map of where the riders will be going in the gruelling first stage.

This is just the first stage of the race, starting in Beverley and finishing in Doncaster. All four stages of the men’s race add up to over 440 miles of cycling, with the women riding 159 miles.

Greg van Avermaet, winner of the 2017 Paris-Roubaix race, is the overwhelming favourite to take the overall title in Leeds on Sunday.

Eyes will also be on Mark Cavendish, who won silver in the cycling omnium at the Rio Olympics in 2016, as he is coming back from an extended period of injury.

Last year’s race attracted over two million spectators and even more are expected this year.

The tour is expected to inspire a new generation of cyclists to take up the sport.

Children have been racing in time trials along the route. Winners will receive prizes and a place on the podium.

The race will take place between 3 – 6 May.