Drivers warned of traffic due to Tour de Yorkshire this weekend

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Drivers are warned there could be traffic congestion around the Tour de Yorkshire route this weekend.

Thousands of visitors and locals are expected to attend the event which will take place in three stages between May 1-3.

The race starts on Friday with a stage from Bridlington to Scarborough, followed by the second stage Selby to York and finishes on Sunday with a final stage from Wakefield to Leeds.

There are no planned closures on the Highways England network for the tour but plans are in place to manage traffic at key locations on the route.

Rolling road closures will take place along parts of the route and anyone travelling through the area is advised to allow extra time for their journey, or to plan an alternative route or time.

For more information and travel advice please visit the Tour De Yorkshire website at