Le Tour de Yorkshire
WE ARE PROUD TO BE ON THE ROUTE OF THE FIRST EVER TOUR DE YORKSHIRE:
Tour De Yorkshire Stages
Stage 1 on Friday 1st May will start in Bridlington and finish in Scarborough – 174km –
Stage 2 on Saturday 2nd May will start in Selby and finish in York – 174km –
Stage 3 on Sunday 3rd May will start in Wakefield and finish in Leeds – 167km –
STAGE THREE – The route we’re on!
Stage Three will see the peloton make a return to some of the roads raced in the 2014 Yorkshire Grand Départ of the Tour de France, only with a twist; starting in Wakefield, riders will travel south to Barnsley before heading to Holmfirth where they pick up the Grand Départ route in reverse, racing to Ripponden before riding the iconic Cragg Vale – which in the Tour de France was the country’s longest continual climb and now becomes the longest continual descent. The riders will then make their way to Hebden Bridge, Oxenhope and through the famous cobbled streets of Haworth, one of the most iconic images of the Tour de France in Yorkshire. After a steep climb at Goose Eye the riders will once again see Ilkley, with the famous climb up the Cow & Calf before a sprint point at Arthington and then what is expected to be a hugely popular finish line in Roundhay Park in Leeds.
Many in the media are already dubbing it as one of the biggest and most exciting cycling events in the UK in 2015 and we hope you will be part of it. The race will start around midday each day;
The peloton is expected to reach Calderdale at 2.07pm, racing down Cragg Vale at 2.34pm and then onto Hebden Bridge King of the Mountain stage before exiting the borough at 2.48pm.
There’ll not be the same level of road closures as with Tour de France. The roads will be closed on a rolling basis for up to an hour. When the race has passed the roads will reopen. The road closures will be managed by 30 police motorcycles and 30 moto marshals using by the same process as the Tour of Britain.
There will be a clearway order along the route and all residents (and of course visitors!) are required to move their vehicle from the route.
Getting to the Event
A normal bus and train service will be running over race weekend and check out the times and plan your route at wymetro.com.
Travelling by car
Roads and car parks will be busy on race weekend and so leave extra time to get to your preferred viewing spot. Info on Council car parks is available online. It will also be shown live on television in the UK and across Europe and a huge television audience is expected, once again shining a spotlight on Yorkshire.