The Tour de Yorkshire will return to North Yorkshire on 30 April to 3 May in what looks set to be a brilliant year for cycling fans.
North Yorkshire’s roads will once again play a significant part in the Tour de Yorkshire. Four days of action will run from 30 April until 2 May with the women's race taking place on the 1 and 2 May.
The Tour de Yorkshire will bring an elite field of cyclists and live international TV coverage to North Yorkshire. It is another opportunity to showcase our beautiful county and enhance Yorkshire’s growing reputation as the home of world class cycling.
Tour de Yorkshire 2020 route
The men's race will take place over 4 days and the women's race will take place over 2 days.
Day two of the event will see the men and women’s races travelling from Skipton to Leyburn, passing through Reeth and other parts of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, which were badly affected by flash flooding in July last year. Torrential rainfall submerged roads, destroyed homes and businesses and washed away two road bridges. The area had formed part of the route for the Senior Mens Road Race in the UCI Road World Championships last September, but the race was diverted following further torrential rain. Now, the 2020 route will include Grinton and Reeth.
Our county will feature in three of the four days of men’s cycling and on the first day of the women’s cycle race.
Stage one - 30 April
Stage one of the Men’s Race will follow the Yorkshire Coast after setting off from Beverley, passing through Filey, Whitby and Staithes before finishing in Redcar. 90km of racing will be in North Yorkshire.
Stage two (men's race) Stage one (women's race) - 1 May
Skipton will form the start point for the race and Leyburn the finish. It is the first time either community has been a host town for the Tour de Yorkshire. The race will visit places including Skipton, Hawes, Buttertubs, Reeth, and Grinton. 122km of racing will be in North Yorkshire.
Stage four - 3 May
The final day of the Men’s Race will see cyclists return to the Yorkshire Dales for part of the route, as they cycle from Halifax to Leeds, taking in Skipton, Pateley Bridge and Masham on the way. 118km of racing will be in North Yorkshire.
Tour de Yorkshire 2019 highlights
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Past Tour de Yorkshire highlights
Race route 2017
Stage one of the event was on Friday 28 April. It started in Bridlington and ended in Scarborough, covering 173km, with 110km (63 per cent) of those in North Yorkshire.
The route took in Norton, Malton, Amotherby, Kirby Misperton, Pickering, Sleights, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough. This map shows the route of stage one of the race in North Yorkshire (pdf / 2 MB).
Stage one recce with Adam Blythe
Stage two of the event was on Saturday 29 April. It started in Tadcaster and ended in Harrogate, covering 123km, with 108km (88 per cent) in North Yorkshire.
The route took in Knaresborough, Ripley, Pateley Bridge, Masham, West Tanfield, Ripon, Hampsthwaite and Harrogate. This map shows the route of stage two of the race in North Yorkshire (pdf / 2 MB).
Stage two recce with Lucy Garner
Stage three of the event was on Sunday 30 April. It started in Bradford and ended in Fox Valley, Sheffield, with approximately 20 per cent of the route in North Yorkshire, 38km of the full 194km.
The route took in Bolton Abbey, Burnsall, Linton, Skipton and Kildwick. This map shows the route of stage three of the race in North Yorkshire (pdf / 2 MB).
Stage three recce, part one with Russ Downing
Summary of stage one
Summary of stage two
Videos courtesy of Welcome to Yorkshire and Tour organiser ASO