Brigg and Goole MP says Tour de France passing over Humber Bridge would prove an iconic image
A marker has been laid down in the region's bid to host part of the Tour de France, MPs have said.
Andrew Percy and Martin Vickers met with counterparts from across Yorkshire, to discuss the plans, that will boost the region's economy by £300 million.
As announced earlier this month, the 2014 Tour de France will start in Yorkshire, with a full route to be decided in January 2013 by the Tour's committee.
Mr Percy said the Tour passing over the Humber Bridge would prove an 'iconic image'.
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The Brigg and Goole MP said: "There was a debate in Parliament about the Tour de France, congratulating Welcome to Yorkshire's on its bid.
"The route will start in Leeds, that has been decided, but me and Martin Vickers pitched for it to come through Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.
"I was thinking of it coming through Leeds, through East Yorkshire, passing some of the towns and then to come across the Humber Bridge, down in to the Wolds villages, through Scunthorpe and the Isle and back in to South Yorkshire.
"The cyclists passing over the Humber Bridge would be an iconic image."
Mr Percy said that even if the region was not included in the route, the region would still benefit from the 2014 event.
He said: "We have put a marker down.
"If we don't get the Tour then we hope to get other big cycling races.
"Around £300 million will be created for the region and with more people coming, we can also benefit from an increase in tourism.
"The decision will be made by the committee of the Tour de France in January."