TOM Moses says he may sacrifice competing at the Tour de Yorkshire to take on a national series later this year.

The 25-year-old is mulling over whether to miss the race around his home county next month, in favour of and taking part in a 10-leg event around Britain.

Instead he hopes to compete for his team, JLT Condor, in the Tour Series, which is Britain’s leading domestic televised race series. Taking place in 10 town and city centre locations, The Tour Series will celebrate its 10th season when it is staged next month.

It has become an annual highlight of the domestic racing scene since its inaugural edition in 2009; previous competitors include Olympic gold medallists Laura Kenny, Joanna Rowsell, Ed Clancy and Dani King.

This year's event will be held in towns and cities including Redditch in Worcestershire for its opener on Thursday, May 10, and Aberdeen in Scotland seven days later. A leg around Wembley Park will also be included on Tuesday, May 29. It will also be televised on ITV4.

The former Oakbank School student said he remained undecided about his participation, but ultimately it was up to his team's bosses.

He said: "I'm not ruling out doing the Tour de Yorkshire yet.

"It's hard for me to explain to people why I might not be doing it, as they think I should be as it is at home.

"I'm not sure if I will make the team yet anyway. It will be announced until two weeks before the Tour de Yorkshire. We will have to see what happens.

"I have a lot of racing after when the Tour de Yorkshire is being held.

"I have been training for one hour racing. I have got to weigh it all up, but at the moment it is looking unlikely that I will race at Yorkshire."

Moses, from Oakworth, may miss out on riding past millions of spectators who are expected to line the route for the Tour de Yorkshire, which runs between May 3 and 6. The women’s stages will start in the morning with the men’s following in the afternoon at the event, which will include 20 teams.

Timings have been calculated by anticipating the peloton’s average speed but may be subject to change depending on race conditions.

The event will pass through district venues including Ilkley, Otley, Haworth and Skipton during the spectacular.

Meanwhile, Moses warmed up for his season's tests ahead by winning the 59th Wally Gimber Trophy in Kent last month, which is one of the longest continuously run road races in the UK. He defeated Mikey Mottram, of Morvelo Basso, who was second, and Marcin Bialoblocki, of Steele David Via Roma Racing Team, who finished third.

Moses also got ready for his season by training at NRGym in Keighley during the winter months and doing some Track League revolution racing with Clancy in Manchester.

Moses added: "It's a prestigious race in the calendar.

"I'm happy to have won it and it was the first time I have ridden it. It is good to get a bit of confidence after a win.

"It's looking like being a good year for me.

"I have been getting ready for the city centre cycling I will be doing by doing more work in the gym and building up my strength."

Moses may also be competing at other British events and in America later this year.

He is hoping to build on his successful 2017, which saw him secure victory in the second stage of the Northumberland's Tour de Reservoir, having won the first stage in 2016.