THE TOUR DE Yorkshire will include much of last year’s Tour de France route as it passes through the Keighley and Ilkley area.

But there will also be impressive new sections for the riders, taking in villages like Oakworth, Goose Eye, Sutton, Cross Hills and Kildwick.

New and old sections alike include some of the most spectacular scenery and gruelling hill climbs that the district has to offer.

The Tour de Yorkshire is a massive three-day event, including a public bike ride on Sunday, the same day the race goes along the Worth, Aire and Wharfe valleys.

Sunday’s 167km route runs Wakefield to Leeds, first heading south to Barnsley then Holmfirth before taking on the Grand Départ route in reverse.

After riding the iconic Cragg Vale, the cyclists will travel through Hebden Bridge and Oxenhope and along the famous cobbled streets of Haworth, one of the most iconic images of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

After Oakworth and a steep climb at Goose Eye the riders will rocket down to Sutton, then through Cross Hills, Kildwick, Silsden, Addingham and then to Ilkley, with a climb up the famous Cow & Calf rocks.

From Menston they will drop down to Otley before a sprint point at Arthington and then on to a thrilling finish line in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

The route from Hebden Bridge to Addingham: A6033 Keighley Road/Hebden Bridge Road to Oxenhope; Keighley Road/Hebden Road to Haworth Brow; Brow Road, Bridgehouse Lane, Main Street, Changegate, North Street, Mytholmes Lane and Victoria Avenue in Haworth; Providence Lane, Colne Road, Windsor Road, Low Bank Lane, Cure Hill and Mackingstone Lane in Oakworth; Holme House Lane and Game Scar Lane through Goose Eye; Green Sykes Road and Ellers Road to Sutton; High Street and Holme Lane in Sutton; Main Street and Station Road from Cross Hills to Kildwick; Main Road and Priest Bank Road at Kildwick; Skipton Road over hill to Silsden; Bell Square and A6034 Bolton Road/Silsden Road towards Addingham.

The riders will continue through Wharfedale, travelling along the B6160 at about 3.30pm.

Other key points include the Ilkley Sprint at approximately 3.39pm, the Cow and Calf King of the Mountain climb at approximately 3.42pm, Chevin King of the Mountain climb at approximately 3.59pm, and the final Arthington Sprint before the finish in Leeds at approximately 4.12pm.

There will be more than 500km throughout Yorkshire where people can choose to see the race over the three days.

The race, billed as one of the most exciting cycling events held in Europe in 2015, will be broadcast in the UK, and on Eurosport, to 70 countries around the world.

Details of the Tour de Yorkshire route and timings can be viewed at and letour