Stage 3 map and timings
With an elevation of 2,593 metres and six King of the Mountain classifications, the route begins in Middlesbrough, birth place of captain James Cook, and takes the riders on a challenging and technical route through much of the stunning North York Moors National Park.
From the start line at Middlesbrough’s MIMA Gallery, they travel south over the official start on the outskirts of Nunthorpe on the A172, through Great Ayton, home of the Captain Cook School Room, and on to Stokesley, Hutton Rudby, Winton and down to Northallerton, the county town of North Yorkshire.
From there, the riders head to Thirsk’s market square where there will be a sprint point, before the infamous Sutton Bank and a King of the Mountain.
## ## Onwards to Helmsley, winner of Britain’s Best Market Town, then to Kirkbymoorside and heading north to Hutton le Hole and a King of the Mountain at Blakey Ridge. The peloton will recognise Castleton and many of the villages towards Whitby as the route is similar to that for the 2015 race.
There will be a King of the Mountain at Grosmont, where in 2015 riders were welcomed by a steam salute by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, and riders will pass through Sleights and Ruswarp before dipping down to Whitby.
There is a sprint point at Whitby Abbey, before the race makes a visit to Hawsker. Next up is a battle over a King of the Mountain at Robin Hood’s Bay, before another King of the Mountain at Harwood Dale.
From there it’s full speed to East Ayton and Irton, before a final King of the Mountain at Oliver’s Mount and a sprint finish in Scarborough’s North Bay.
The Burt Brill Cardens Graduate Show 2008
Over 500 graduating students from the University of Brighton are set to showcase their work at the acclaimed Burt Brill Cardens Graduate Show 2008. An annual highlight of the arts calendar for the south, the renowned Faculty of Arts and Architecture is transformed into a massive gallery, showcasing work in a staggering range of media and subject areas from 25 courses.
An artistic celebration attracting over 15,000 visitors each year, the graduate show is accompanied by a bumper programme of activities in the university garden including: the much talked about Graduate Fashion Show on Saturday 31 May; a Family Day with the return of the hugely popular Big Knit where novices and pros come together with their knitting needles on Sunday 1 June.
The University of Brighton prides itself on producing some of the UK most talented artists and designers. Past graduates include legendary Biba designer, Barbara Hulanicki and Turner Prize winners Keith Tyson and Rachel Whiteread. Fashion graduate Julien Macdonald was voted British Designer of the Year 2001 and Gresham Blake has become modish tailor to style conscious stars and listed in Time Out as one of Brighton new wave of entrepreneurs. Keren Craig has also had outstanding success as one half of fashion duo Marchesa, the British couture label and must have brand among Hollywood celebrities.
The graduate show provides an ideal opportunity to discover the next generation of budding artists, where the public can explore exhibits, commission artwork or build an art collection from students before they become stars. There are also special pre booked art tours organised for local schools during the week a great way to inspire young people about a career in the creative industries.
## ## Fashion and textiles student Helena Dunn will use zips and seams graphically and decoratively against delicate wool jerseys, silks and hardwearing denims in her womenswear collection. Her sophisticated conceptual approach to dress design takes inspiration from her nine month work placement with Hussein Chalayan.
The School of Architecture will unveil innovative new trends in building design in the extensive show of drawings and models. Designs will include those of Sheena Haurdhan, who explores the design of living accommodation on the moon to support engineers maintaining a nuclear power station.