Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire will return to North Yorkshire on 2 to 5 May in what looks set to be a brilliant year for cycling fans.

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  • North Yorkshire home of world class cycling in 2019

North Yorkshire’s roads will again play a significant part in the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race this year. The Tour de Yorkshire has been extended to four days and will run from Thursday 2 May to Sunday 5 May 2019. The extra day will allow the women’s race to increase from one to two days, taking place on 3 and 4 May.

The Tour de Yorkshire will again bring an elite field of cyclists and live international TV coverage to North Yorkshire. It promises to be an exciting event and a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful county and enhance Yorkshire’s growing reputation as the home of world class cycling.

Tour de Yorkshire road closures

Similar to previous year's races, there will be rolling road closures in place and these are expected to last for around an hour. Some areas, including the start and finish locations, some of the climbs and some of the busier locations, will require longer road closures to ensure the safety of the race and spectators. The impact in terms of road closures and parking restrictions will be kept to a minimum. There will also be parking restrictions in place along the race route.

 

 

Location Expected race arrival Expected road closure
Little Smeaton 1:34pm to 1:35pm 1:05pm to 2:05pm
Womersley 1:41pm to 1:42pm 1:05pm to 2:05pm
Escrick 5:01pm to 5:11pm 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Stillingfleet 5:08pm to 5:18pm 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Cawood 5:13pm to 5:36pm 4:45pm to 6pm
Thorpe Willoughby 5:23pm to 5:47pm 4:50pm to 6:15pm
Thorpe Willoughby to Selby (Armoury Road) 5:29pm to 5:53pm 4pm to 6:15pm
A1238 Selby Armoury Road to Leeds Road 5:29pm to 5:53pm 9:30am to 11am
4:30pm to 8pm
Selby Deviaiton (Scott Road to Water Lane 5:29pm to 5:53pm 5pm to 6:15pm
Selby Doncaster Road (Union Lane to Leeds Road) - 4pm to 6:15pm
Selby Park Street (Portholme Road to Gowthorpe) - 4pm to 6:15pm
Selby The Crescent - 4pm to 6:15pm
Selby Gowthorpe 4:29pm (caravans)
5:29pm to 5:53pm
6am to 10pm

Women's race road closures in North Yorkshire

Location Expected race arrival Expected road closure
Leathley 10:55am to 11:06am 10:25am to 11:25am
Cote de Robin's Hill 10:58am to 11:10am 10:30am to 11:30am
Beckwithshaw 11:06am to 11:18am 10:35am to 11:40am
Beckwithshaw roundabout to A59 11:07am to 11:19am 10:30am to 12:15pm
Harrogate, Pennypot Lane to Crescent Road 11:11am to 11:24am 10:40am to 12pm
Harrogate, Parliament Street and West Park 11:21am to 11:36am 10am to 12pm
Harrogate, Otley Road 11:22am to 11:38am 10:50am to 12pm
Beckwithshaw roundabout to A59 11:30am to 11:47am 10:30am to 12:15pm
Killinghall 11:35am to 11:51am 11:05am to 12:15pm
Ripley 11:39am to 11:55am 11:10am to 12:20pm
South Stainley 11:45am to 12:02pm 11:15am to 12:25pm
Wormald Green 11:47am to 12:04pm 11:15am to 12:25pm
Ripon 11:54am to 12:12pm 11:25am to 12:35pm
Ripon Market Place 11:55am to 12:13pm 11:00am to 11pm
North Stainley 12:07pm to 12:26pm 11:30am to 12:40pm
West Tanfield 12:11pm to 12:31pm 11:40am to 12:50pm
Carthorpe 12:22pm to 12:42pm 11:50am to 1pm
Burneston 12:24pm to 12:45pm 11:50am to 1pm
Exelby 12:28pm to 12:49pm 12pm to 1:15pm
Exelby to Bedale 12:32pm to 12:54pm 11am to 2pm
Bedale South End, Bridge Street to Harbour View) 12:32pm to 12:54pm 8am to 8pm
Bedale, Bridge Street and Sussex Street 12:33pm to 12:55pm 11am to 2pm
Bedale Market Place, The Wynd, North End and Emgate 12:33pm to 12:55pm 5am to 9pm

View a map of the  Harrogate are road closures (pdf / 336 KB).

Men's race road closures in North Yorkshire

Location Expected race arrival Expected road closure
Leathley 4:22pm to 4:30pm 3:50pm to 4:50pm
Cote de Robin's Hill 4:25pm to 4:34pm 3:55pm to 4:55pm
Beckwithshaw 4:31pm to 4:41pm 4pm to 5pm
Beckwithshaw roundabout to A59 4:32pm to 4:41pm 4pm to 5:30pm
Harrogate, Pennypot Lane to Crescent Road 4:36pm to 4:45pm 4pm to 5pm
Harrogate, Parliament Street and West Park 3pm (caravans)
4:45pm to 4:55pm
2:30pm to 5:30pm
Harrogate, Otley Road 4:47pm to 4:57pm 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Beckwithshaw roundabout to A59 4:53pm to 5:04pm 4pm to 5:30pm
Killinghall 4:57pm to 5:09pm 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Ripley 5pm to 5:12pm 4:30pm to 5:30pm
South Stainley 5:06pm to 5:18pm 4:35pm to 5:35pm
Wormald Green 5:07pm to 5:20pm 4:35pm to 5:35pm
Ripon 3:46pm (caravans)
5:13pm to 5:27pm
4:45pm to 5:45pm
Ripon Market Place 5:17pm to 5:27pm 11am to 11pm
North Stainley 5:24pm to 5:39pm 4:50pm to 5:50pm
West Tanfield 4:07pm (caravans)
5:28pm to 5:43pm
5pm to 6pm
Carthorpe 5:37pm to 5:53pm 5:05pm to 6:10pm
Burneston 5:39pm to 5:55pm 5:05pm to 6:10pm
Exelby 5:43pm to 5:59pm 5:10pm to 6:15pm
Exelby to Bedale 5:46pm to 6:02pm 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Bedale South End, Bridge Street to Harbour View) 5:46pm to 6:02pm 8am to 8pm
Bedale, Bridge Street and Sussex Street 5:47pm to 6:04pm 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Bedale Market Place, The Wynd, North End and Emgate 4:31 (caravans)
5:47pm to 6:04pm
5am to 9pm

View a map of the  Harrogate are road closures (pdf / 336 KB).

Women's race road closures in North Yorkshire

Location Expected race arrival Expected road closure
A165 Near Reighton 9:33am to 9:35am 9am to 10am
Hummanby 9:34am to 9:37am 9am to 10am
Folkton 9:44am to 9:47am 9:15am to 10:15am
Cayton 9:50am to 9:54am 9:20am to 10:20am
Eastfield 9:55am to 9:59am 9:25am to 10:25am
Crossgates 9:56am to 10am 9:25am to 10:25am
Seamer 9:57am to 10:02am 9:25am to 10:25am
East Ayton 10:02am to 10:07am 9:25am to 10:25am
Hackness 10:12am to 10:19am  9:40am to 10:40am
Cote de Silpho 10:16am to 10:23am 8:30am to 5pm
Harwood Dale 10:31am to 10:40am 10am to 11am
A171 Harwood Dale to B1416 junction 10:31am to 10:40am 10am to 1pm
Fylingthorpe 10:46am to 10:57am 10:15am to 11:30am
Robin Hoods Bay 10:48am to 10:59am 10:15am to 11:30am
Cote de Hooks House Farm 10:51am to 11:09am 10:15am to 11:30am
Hawsker 10:54am to 11:05am 10:20am to 11:30am
Whitby sprint 11:01am to 11:13am 10:30am to 11:40am
Whitby Harbour, Church Street to Station Square 11:01am to 11:13am 10am to 12pm
Whitby 11:01am to 11:14am 10:30am to 11:40am
Sandsend 11:11am to 11:24am 10:45am to 11:55am
Caote de Lythe Bank 11:14am to 11:28am 10:45am to 11:55am
Lythe 11:14am to 11:28am 10:45am to 11:55am
Junction of A174 with B1266 11:21am to 11:35am 10:50am to 12pm
Junction of B1266 with A171 11:28am to 11:43am 10:50am to 12pm
Egton 11:40am to 11:56am 11:10am to 12:20pm
Grosmont 11:44am to 12:01pm 11:15pm to 12:30pm
Code de Grosmont 11:45am to 12:03pm 11:15am to 12:30pm
Sleights 11:51am to 12:09pm 11:15am to 12:30pm
Iburndale 11:53am to 12:11pm 11:20am to 12:35pm
Ugglebarnby 11:54am to 12:13pm 10am to 6pm
Code de Ugglebarnby 11:56am to 12:15pm 10am to 6pm
Junction of B1416 with A171 12pm to 12:21pm 11:30am to 12:45am
A171 and B1416 junction to A 171 Harwood Dale 12pm to 12:21pm 10am to 1pm
Cloughton 12:26pm to 12:48pm 11:55am to 1:10pm
Burniston 12:28pm to 12:51pm 11:55am to 1:10pm
Scarborough 12:34pm to 12:57pm 12pm to 1:20pm
Scarborough St Thomas Street, Castle Road to St Nicholas Cliff) 12:40pm to 1:04pm 11:30am to 1:30pm
Scarborough St Nicholas Cliff to Aquarium Top 12:41pm to 1:05pm 12pm to 1:20pm
Scarborough South Bay 12:42pm to 1:07pm 11:30am to 1:30pm
Scarborough North Bay 12:44pm to 1:39pm 6am to 10pm

Men's race road closures in North Yorkshire

Location Expected race arrival Expected road closure
A165 Near Reighton 3:10pm to 3:12pm 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Hummanby 1:10pm (caravans)
3:12pm to 3:13pm
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Folkton 3:19pm to 3:22pm 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Cayton 3:35pm to 3:28pm 2:40pm to 3:40pm
Eastfield 3:29pm to 3:32pm 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Crossgates 3:30pm to 3:33pm 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Seamer 3:31pm to 3:34pm 2:45pm to 3:45pm
East Ayton 3:35pm to 3:39pm 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Hackness 3:44pm to 3:48pm 3pm to 4pm
Cote de Silpho 1:55pm (caravans)
3:47pm to 3:52pm
8:30am to 5pm
Harwood Dale 3:59 to to 4:06pm 3:15pm to 4:15pm
A171 Harwood Dale to B1416 junction 4pm to 4:06pm 3:15pm to 5:45pm
Fylingthorpe 2:27pm (caravans)
4:12pm to 4:20pm
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Robin Hoods Bay 4:14pm to 4:21pm 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Cote de Hooks House Farm 4:17pm to 4:24pm 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Hawsker 4:19pm to 4:27pm 3:35 pm to 4:35pm
Whitby sprint 4:25pm to 4:33pm 3:40pm to 4:40pm
Whitby Harbour, Church Street to Station Square 4:25pm to 4:33pm 3pm to 5pm
Whitby 2:44pm (caravans)
4:25pm to 4:34pm
3:40pm to 4:40pm
Sandsend 4:33pm to 4:42pm 3:50pm to 4:50pm
Caote de Lythe Bank 2:56pm (caravans)
4:36pm to 4:45pm
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Lythe 4:36pm to 4:45pm 3:50pm to 4:50pm
Junction of A174 with B1266 4:41pm to 4:52pm 4pm to 5pm
Junction of B1266 with A171 4:47pm to 4:58pm 4pm to 5pm
Egton 4:57pm to 5:09pm 4:15pm to 5:20pm
Grosmont 3:31pm (caravans)
5:01pm to 5:13pm
4:15pm to 5:20pm
Code de Grosmont 5:02pm to 5:14pm 4:15pm to 5:20pm
Sleights 5:07pm to 5:20pm 4:15pm to 5:20pm
Iburndale 5:08pm to 5:21pm 4:20pm to 5:25pm
Ugglebarnby 5:09pm to 5:22pm 10am to 6pm
Code de Ugglebarnby 5:11pm to 5:24pm 10am to 6pm
Junction of B1416 with A171 5:14pm to 5:28pm 4:30pm to 5:35pm
A171 and B1416 junction to A 171 Harwood Dale 5:14pm to 5:28pm 3:15pm to 5:45pm
Cloughton 5:36pm to 5:54pm 4:50pm to 6pm
Burniston 5:38pm to 5:54pm 4:50pm to 6pm
Scarborough 5:43pm to 5:59pm 5pm to 6:10pm
Scarborough St Thomas Street, Castle Road to St Nicholas Cliff) 5:48pm to 6:05pm 4pm to 6:15pm
Scarborough St Nicholas Cliff to Aquarium Top 5:49pm to 6:06pm 5pm to 6:10pm
Scarborough South Bay 5:52pm to 6:09pm 4pm to 6:15pm
Scarborough North Bay 5:52pm to 6:09pm 6am to 10pm

Men's race road closures in North Yorkshire

Location Expected race arrival Expected road closure
Sutton-in-Craven 1:24pm to 1:27pm 12:55pm to 1:55pm
Skipton 11:35am (caravans)
1:32pm to 1:37pm
1pm to 2pm
Embsay 1:40pm to 1:43pm 1:10pm to 2:10pm
Eastby 1:34pm to 1:49pm 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Code de Barden Moor 1:46pm to 1:52pm 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Burnsall 1:57pm to 2:05pm 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Thresfield 2:05pm to 2:14pm 1:35pm to 2:35pm
Kilnsey 2:13pm to 2:22pm 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Kettlewell 12:39pm (caravans)
2:19pm to 2:29pm
1:50pm to 2:50pm
Cote de Park Rash 2:29pm to 2:37pm 10am to 4:30pm
Braidley 2:36pm to 2:48pm 10am to 4:30pm
Horse House 2:39pm to 2:51pm 10am to 4:30pm
Carlton 2:45pm to 2:57pm 2:15pm to 3:20pm
Middleham 1:39pm (caravans)
2:55pm to 3:09pm
2:20pm to 3:35pm
East Witton 3pm to 3:14pm 2:20pm to 3:35pm
Masham 1:55pm (caravans)
3:16pm to 3:32pm
2:45pm to 4pm
Grewelthorpe 3:23pm to 3:40pm 2:45pm to 4pm
Kirkby Malzeard 3:27pm to 3:44pm 3pm to 4:15pm
Pateley Bridge 2:41pm (caravans)
3:47pm to 4:07pm
3:15 pm to 4:30pm
Cote de Greenhow Hill (Pateley Bridge to Duck Street) 3:55pm to 4:15pm 8am to 5pm
Greenhow Village 3:56pm to 4:16pm 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Blubberhouses A59 4:11pm to 4:33pm 3:40pm to 5pm

Local road closures and parking restrictions

Location Road closures Parking restrictions Road closure type
Market Place 5am to 9pm 6pm 2 May to 10pm 3 May Fixed closure
North End 5am to 9pm 6pm 2 May to 10pm 3 May Fixed closure
Emgate 5am to 9pm 6pm 2 May to 10pm 3 May Fixed closure
The Wynd 5am to 9pm 6pm 2 May to 10pm 3 May Fixed closure
Bridge Street 11am to 2pm
4:30pm to 6:30pm
6pm 2 May to 10pm 3 May Fixed closure
Sussex Street 11am to 2pm
4:30pm to 6:30pm
6pm 2 May to 10pm 3 May Fixed closure
South End (Bridge Street to Harbour View) 8am to 8pm 6pm 2 May to 10pm 3 May Fixed closure
South End (Fitzalan Road to Harbour View) 11am to 2pm
4:30pm to 6:30pm
6pm 2 May to 10pm 3 May Fixed closure
B6285 11am to 2pm
4:30pm to 6:30pm
6pm 2 May to 10pm 3 May Fixed closure

Road closures

Fixed closures are where roads are closed to allow for safe deployment and removal of race infrastructure on the route and allow the event to take place safely. We aim to open roads as soon as it is safe to do so.

Sussex Street to Bridge Street (White Bar Junction)

To help keep local traffic moving throughout the day, vehicles will be able to cross the race route in both directions between Sussex Street and Bridge Street:

  • up until 11am;
  • between 2pm and 4:30pm and
  • after 6:30pm.

A signed diversion will be in place to help reduce traffic in the town centre.

Car Parking

To ensure the safety and security of the race, spectators and other road users, no parking is allowed on the race route and South End, Market Place or North End from 6pm Thursday 2 May until 10pm Friday 3 May.

Please ensure your vehicle(s) are removed from these areas by 6pm Thursday 2 May. 

Alternative parking for effected residents are available from Thursday evening at Bedale Golf Club and Bedale High School. To get a resident permit for these locations please contact Bedale Town Council using clerk@bedale-tc.gov.uk or call 01677 427949

Any vehicles parked within the restricted areas may be removed.

Both public car parks on Bridge Street will be closed from 6pm Thursday 2 May until 8pm Friday 3 May.

Alternative car parking will be available at the fields next to the bypass roundabout and at Bedale Athletic Sports Association (BASA).  Wensleydale Railway are also operating a park and ride service from Leeming Bar and services from Redmire and Leyburn throughout the day. More information is available from Wensleydale Railway.

We appreciate that this may cause some inconvenience however your support and assistance in helping to ensure the safety and security of the race, spectators and other road users is greatly appreciated.

Alternate methods of travel

Where possible we are encouraging people to leave the car at home on Friday 3 May and use more sustainable modes of transport. If you are coming to watch the race and enjoy the festivities, walking form your home to watch will be the easiest way to get around.

Travel Information on the race day

Throughout Friday 3 May we will be providing a range of information on road closures and re-openings.

Live information will be available on our twitter account @northyorkscc. Local radio BBC York and Stray FM will also be providing regular travel and traffic updates.

Location Road closures Parking restrictions Road closure type
West Park 10am to 12noon
2:30pm to 5:30pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Fixed closure
Parliament Street 10am to 12noon
2:30pm to 5:30pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Fixed closure
Otley Road 10:50am to 12noon
4:15pm to 5:00pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
B6161 Beckwithshaw 10:35am to 11:40am
4:15pm to 5:15pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
B6161 Beckwithshaw to A59 (race uses parts of this section twice so longer closure times are in place 10:30am to 12:15pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
Penny Pot Lane (Jubilee roundabout to Oakdale Bridge) 10:40am to 12noon
4:00pm to 5:00pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
Cornwall Road (Oakdale Bridge to Harlow Moor Road) 10:40am to 12noon
4:00pm to 5:00pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
Harlow Moor Road (Cornwall Road to Harlow Moor Drive) 10:40am to 12noon
4:00pm to 5:00pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
Harlow Moor Drive 10:40am to 12noon
4:00pm to 5:00pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
Valley Drive 10:40am to 12noon
4:00pm to 5:00pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
Royal Parade 10:40am to 12noon
4:00pm to 5:00pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
Cornwall Road (Royal Parade to Hereford Road) 10:40am to 12noon
4:00pm to 5:00pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
Hereford Road 10:40am to 12noon
4:00pm to 5:00pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
Kent Road 10:40am to 12noon
4:00pm to 5:00pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
Ripon Road (Kent Road to Parliament Street) 10:40am to 12noon
4:00pm to 5:00pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
Swan Road 10:40am to 12noon
4:00pm to 5:00pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
Crescent Road 10:40am to 12noon
4:00pm to 5:00pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure
Kings Road (Parliament Street to Cheltenham Crescent)  10:40am to 12noon
4:00pm to 5:00pm
8pm 2 May to 6pm 3 May Rolling closure

Road closures

Fixed closures are where roads are closed in advance of the race arriving to allow for safe deployment of race infrastructure on the route and allow traffic to safely clear areas where the race will be travelling in the opposite direction to normal traffic flow.

Rolling road closures are where roads are closed on arrival of the first race vehicle, typically around 20-30 minutes before the first rider. The closure is maintained until the end of the race vehicle passes. At which point the closure is removed and the race route is reopened. Rolling closures are typically in place for around 40 minutes within the advised closure period. Remember to take extra care when the road is reopened.

We anticipate that all road closures in the Harrogate area will be removed by 5:30pm on Friday 3 May and will ensure that closure times are kept to an absolute minimum. 

Parking restrictions

To ensure the safety and security of the race, spectators and other road users, no parking is allowed on the race route from 8pm Thursday 2 May until 6pm Friday 3 May.

If you have an on street residents or visitors permit, you will be able to park in adjacent resident parking zones. Please remember to park responsibly.

If you do not have a permit, you will need to make alternative parking arrangements between 8pm Thursday 2 May until 6pm Friday 3 May.  Please remember to park responsibly.

Any vehicles that are parked within the restricted areas may be removed.

We appreciate that this may cause some inconvenience, however, your support and assistance in helping to ensure the safety and security of the race, spectators and other road users is greatly appreciated.

Impact on the town centre

Due to the closures of West Park and Parliament Street 10am to 12noon and 2:30pm to 5:30pm, access to and from adjacent streets in the town centre will be impacted. This includes the following streets:

  • The Ginnel
  • Parliament Terrace
  • Montpellier Parade
  • Cambridge Terrace
  • Cambridge Crescent
  • Cambridge Road
  • James Street
  • Prospect Place
  • Albert Street
  • Raglan Street
  • Oxford Street
  • Victoria Avenue
  • Brunswick Place
  • Tower Street

Normal access to these streets will be available outside of the road closures on Parliament Street and West Park.

All town centre car parks will be open. Access to and from West Park multi storey car park will be available form Tower Street and Bedford Street throughout the day.

Alternate methods of travel

Where possible we encouraging people to leave the car at home on Friday 3 May and use more sustainable modes of transport. The Open Harrogate website has a range of information on walking and cycling in the town.

Travel Information on the race day

Throughout Friday 3 May we will be providing a range of information on road closures and re-openings.

Live information will be available on our twitter account @northyorkscc. Local radio BBC York and Stray FM will also be providing regular travel and traffic updates.

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 routes

Stage one on Thursday 2 May starts in Doncaster and ends in Selby, covering 179km, with 32km (18 per cent) of those in North Yorkshire. The route will take in Escrick, Stillingfleet, Cawood, Thorpe Willoughby and Selby.

View details of stage one men's race

Stage two on Friday 3 May starts in Barnsley and ends in Bedale, covering 135km, with 68km (50 per cent) of those in North Yorkshire. The route will take in Leathley, Harrogate, Killinghall, Wormald Green, Ripon, West Tanfield, Carthorpe, Burneston and Bedale.

View details of stage two men's race and stage one women's race.

Stage three on Saturday 4 May starts in Bridlington and ends in Scarborough, covering 134km, with 128km (96 per cent) in North Yorkshire. The route takes in Reighton, Hunmanby, Folkton, Cayton, Seamer, East Ayton, Hackness, Harwood Dale, Fylingthorpe, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Sandsend, Egton, Grosmont, Sleights, Cloughton, Burniston and Scarborough.

View details of stage three men's race and stage two women's race.

Stage four on Sunday 5 May starts in Halifax and ends in Leeds, covering 182km, with 130km (71 per cent) in North Yorkshire. The route takes in Sutton-in-Craven, Crosshills, Skipton, Embsay, Burnsall, Threshfield, Kilnsey, Kettlewell (including Park Rash), Middleham, Masham, Grewelthorpe, Kirkby Malzeard, Pateley Bridge, Greenhow Hill, Blubberhouses and Askwith Moor.

View details of stage four men's race.

Tour de Yorkshire race information

We have put together some frequently asked questions to help residents, visitors and businesses. 

Where can I watch the race

Spectators will be able to watch the event for free anywhere along the route but obviously starts, finishes and climb locations will be most popular. The entire race is also broadcast live on ITV4. Independent research showed that the Tour de Yorkshire 2018 was watched by a record 2.6 million spectators.

How long will the road closures last?

Most closures will be rolling road closures lasting no more than an hour, apart from the start and finish lines and some other stretches of the race route, where the road closures will be longer. Road closures will be managed by the police and signs will be put in place with details of the closures nearer the race weekend. Please remember that roads on and around the race route will be busy. Almost all journeys will be possible in advance of the event, however we recommend taking some additional time for your journey. Please share the road responsibly and be aware of fellow road users.

Will the road be open to pedestrians and cyclists?

When the rolling road closures come in to force the race will be due to arrive imminently, pedestrians and cyclists should not use the race route during the closure.

How will emergency vehicles deal with the closures?

Emergency services are fully involved with the planning of the event. Over the Tour weekend they will be closely linked to race control, so that should access be required for emergency services this can be managed with the race.

How will carers get to the people they care for during the day?

As the road closures are generally in place for less than an hour, we do not envisage any significant issues for carers to reach their destination. 

Please visit letour.yorkshire.com for information about:

  • what time will the riders go through a certain village or place on the route;
  • where to watch the race;
  • where big screens are; and
  • what other activities are going on around the route.

Can I ride or walk the race route and if so up until what time?

The race route will be open to normal traffic up until the rolling road closures come in to force. Details on timings are available above. Pedestrians and cyclists should not use the race route during the closure.

Can I cross a specific part of the road at a certain time?

Most road closures will be rolling road closures lasting no more than an hour, apart from the start and finish lines and some climbs where the road closures will be longer. Road closures will be managed by the police and will be announced nearer the race weekend.  Pedestrians & cyclists should not use the race route during the closure.

Where are the car parks?

Scarborough park and ride will be open. Find further details about car parking from district councils.

Will my car be towed away if I park on the route?

To help the race pass safely, please do not park your car on the race route. Parking restrictions will be in places across the length of the race route. There will not be a tow away operation in place - however if any cars are found to be causing a major obstruction to the route they will be removed. We recommend that cars are parked off the race route. Parking restrictions will be in place along many stretches of the race route.

Where can I park if I live on the race route?

Please don’t park on the race route from 8am on race day until after the end of race vehicle has passed.

If you live on part of the race route where there will be longer road closures, you should have received some specific information by post – if not, please email tdyinfo@northyorks.gov.uk.

Are there any camp sites near the route?

There are a range of permanent camp sites and caravan parks across the race route area. Further information can be found at the www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk.

Are there parking restrictions on the road side for caravans and camper vans?

As with other vehicles - caravans and camper vans should not park on the race route and where possible use designated camping and caravan sites www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk.

Will potholes be fixed?

At this time of year following snow, ice and freezing conditions we see an increase in the number of potholes on our roads. This is caused by the freeze-thaw action. Some areas that require maintenance have already been identified by our Highways teams. Repairs will be carried out before race weekend in line with the code of conduct in the Highways Inspection Manual, they will also continue to inspect the route on the lead up to and on race weekend.

If you see a pothole on our roads either on the race route or on another road please report it to us.

 

How long will the road closures last?

Most closures will be rolling road closures lasting no more than an hour, apart from the start and finish lines and some climbs where the road closures will be longer. Road closures will be managed by the police and will be announced nearer the race weekend. Roads on and around the race route will be busy. Almost all journeys will be possible in advance of the event, however we recommend taking some additional time for your journey and talking to your suppliers and customers about possible delays.

Can I cross a specific part of the road at a certain time?

Most road closures will be rolling road closures lasting no more than an hour, apart from the start and finish lines and some climbs where the road closures will be longer. Road closures will be managed by the police and will be announced nearer the race weekend.  Pedestrians & cyclist should not use the race route during the closure.

Will I receive compensation for loss of earnings due to roads around the business being closed? Can I claim petrol expenses due to all the diversions?

The county council is the highway authority and will be implementing road closure orders and other traffic management arrangements under its statutory powers. There is no general liability in law for loss of trade resulting from a reduction in the number of passers-by or customers and so no liability to pay compensation.

It is a long established principle that traders have no right to any particular level of passing trade and business may fluctuate for a number of reasons. Similarly, there is no liability for inconvenience caused. It is inevitable that with an international event of this nature that there will be some short-term disruption, but it is considered that this will be outweighed by the longer-term benefits to the area.

Can I still receive deliveries to my business during the Tour de Yorkshire?

If you run a business on the race route where closures will be in place, any deliveries or collections scheduled could be impacted. We strongly recommend that you consider rescheduling these to avoid road closure times wherever possible.

How can my business get involved with the race?

A business toolkit has been put together to help Yorkshire-based businesses. Read the business toolkit.

Who is responsible for bringing TdY to Yorkshire?

The race is organised by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and Welcome to Yorkshire - supported by British Cycling and local authorities throughout Yorkshire.

Is there a tour guide leaflet?

Yes - a spectator guide is available to download at www.letouryorkshire.com and available from tourist information sites along the route and across Yorkshire.

Can the county council provide additional no parking signs for our village?

Working with the race organisers we have identified several areas across the county where additional traffic management is required to assist in the race passing safely. No parking signs and cones will be deployed in these areas in advance of the race weekend.

Why is it called Tour de Yorkshire and not Tour of Yorkshire?

The Tour de Yorkshire race is owned by the ASO, the Amaury Sports Organisation, a French company based in Paris. It therefore has a French name and some of the key climbs have been given a French name as a nod to the French origins of the race. It is organised to build on the success of the 2014 Grand Départ of the Tour de France.

How many spectators are expected?

Around 2.6 million people come out to watch the race in 2018, we hope many more will watch come to watch the race in 2019. The 2018 race generated £64 million for the Yorkshire economy.

Where can I find more information about the Tour de Yorkshire?

You can find further information from:

Making the most of the event

To make the most of this great event, planning your tour weekend will help you to enjoy the race and stay safe - spectators are encouraged to walk or cycle instead of driving to locations on the route and to behave responsibly.

If you are going to watch the race, please:

  • think about leaving your car at home - where possible cycle, walk or use public transport to travel to watch the race;
  • avoid parking on the race route at any time during 2 to 5 May;
  • park in designated car parks;
  • respect other road users and "share the road";
  • be careful when walking or cycling to, from or during the race;
  • avoid standing on bridges across the route to watch the race;
  • avoid standing on sections of the route that are narrow, have no verge or have walls with a drop behind them;
  • watch the weather forecast, dress appropriately and check for weather warnings;
  • respect the surroundings and follow the countryside code;
  • keep to footpaths, use gates and stiles and respect signs;
  • preserve and protect our dry stone walls by not climbing, standing or sitting on them;
  • avoid trespassing on private land;
  • respect the race - behave responsibly and be mindful of where you stand to watch the race.  Give maximum space to the race by keeping off the carriageway. Avoid using selfie sticks and don't obstruct the riders. The use of drones for photography is strictly prohibited;
  • keep dogs on a short lead;
  • keep the race route clear until the last riders and the end of race vehicle have passed; and
  • be mindful that the rolling road closures finish once the end of race vehicle has passed.

Tour de Yorkshire transport 

We are working with public transport providers to plan for the event. Some bus and train services may be affected, however, Welcome to Yorkshire and ourselves have been in contact with bus and train companies and most services on the route are still running with minimal interruption. Please check providers websites for more details.

I Love the Tour de Yorkshire campaign

Past Tour de Yorkshire highlights

Watch highlights from the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 on the official Tour de Yorkshire website.

Race route 2017

Stage one

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

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

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

Overall highlights

Women's race

Stage one

Stage two

Stage three

Summary of stage one

Summary of stage two

Videos courtesy of Welcome to Yorkshire and Tour organiser ASO