Tour de Yorkshire

2017 Tour de Yorkshire is on Friday 28 to Sunday 30 April

The third Tour de Yorkshire will take place on Friday 28 April to Sunday 30th April. It is a major international cycle race featuring various Yorkshire landscapes from Yorkshire coast through Wolds Hockney country to Yorkshire Dales and Moors. There will be many testing ascents and descents as well as wide open spaces where the riders can compete for a glorious stage win.

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 1 - Friday 28th April 2017 - Bridlington to Scarborough, 173 Km

Bridlington - Driffield - Pocklington - Malton - Pickering - Goathland - Whitby - Robin Hood's Bay - Scarborough

  • Bridlington - Stage 1 starts in Bridlington on the beautiful Yorkshire Coast. Enjoy two award-winning beaches and wildlife watching at Bempton Cliffs, with around 200,000 seabirds, including puffins.
  • Burton Agnes - The tour rolls through Burton Agnes with its historic Elizabethan stately home in the East Riding of Yorkshire and the low hills of Yorkshire Wolds. This unspoilt countryside beauty frequently inspired David Hockney's art.
  • Driffield - Driffield lies between Bridlington, Beverley and York and is known as the Capital of the Yorkshire Wolds. It has a busy market and picturesque restored canal lock area.
  • Pocklington - The historic market town of Pocklington is known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Wolds. Find many enjoyable routes for cyclists and for walkers, there is The Wolds Way, The Wilberforce Way and The Minster Way.
  • Malton - Malton is an award winning Yorkshire Food town on the edge of the North York Moors, perfect for a foodie mini-break, with good local walks and cycle rides to help you work up an appetite.
  • Pickering - Pickering welcomes you as the Gateway to the North York Moors, Yorkshire Forests and the beautiful Yorkshire Coast. Travel on the North York Moors Railway from here to Whitby.
  • Goatland - Goatland was made famous as 'Hogsmeade' staton in early Harry Potter films and as 'Aidensfield' in the Heartbeat TV series. It is a railway village on the Whitby to Pickering NYMR.
  • Whitby - The picturesque fishing port of Whitby is little changed since the days of its famous son, Captain Cook. Stroll through Whitby’s quaint cobbled streets past picturesque houses or inspect jewellery made from popular Whitby Jet.
  • Robin Hood's Bay – Steps and narrow alleyways wind through picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay. At low tide rocks dating back to the Jurassic period are exposed, and fossils are regularly found.
  • Scarborough - Welcoming home the first 2017 Stage winner, Scarborough has been catering for family visitors to the Yorkshire Coast since the 17th century. It boasts two beaches and a fishing harbour, bustling with activities.
North York Moors

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 2 and Women’s Race - Saturday 29th April 2017 - Tadcaster to Harrogate 122.5 Km

Tadcaster - Wetherby - Knaresborough - Ripley - Pateley Bridge - Ramsgill - Lofthouse - Masham - Ripon - Harrogate

  • Tadcaster - Tadcaster is a market town in North Yorkshire. The River Wharfe flows through it, before joining the River Ouse about 10 miles downstream. It has a community swimming pool and leisure centre for sports enthusiasts.
  • Wetherby - Wetherby is an historic staging post, being midway between Edinburgh and London. Wetherby offers a variety of local sports to participate in and watch, including golf, rugby, cricket and racing at Wetherby Racecourse.
  • Knaresborough - Knaresborough is perched on cliffs above the River Nidd with picturesque views to its famous bridge. It offers medieval streets, a circular walking routes around Knareborough Castle and boating trips along the Nidd Gorge.
  • Ripley - Ripley village is home to the 15th century Ripley Castle and popular ice cream shop.
  • Pateley Bridge - Pateley Bridge is set in Upper Nidderdale, which has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is close to Brimham Rocks weird stone formations
  • Ramsgill - Ramsgill is a small village in Nidderdale which has a Michelin-starred restaurant on the village green. It is on the Nidderdale Way route, a 53 mile long circular path that shows off the delights of this scenic dale.
  • Lofthouse - The Tour rides through Lofthouse, a small village in Nidderdale. It is close to How Stean Gorge with its dramatic scenery offering gorge walking,canyoning,caving, rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing and via ferrata rock climbing.
  • Masham - Masham in Lower Wensleydale is home to Theakstons and Black Sheep brewery centres. There is a pleasant market square, with market days twice a week and an annual sheep fair.
  • Ripon - Ripon in Wensleydale is on the River Ure. It boasts a cathedral and the nearby National Trust property of Fountains Abbey, which are joined by a scenic walking trail.
  • Harrogate - Stage 2 and the Women's Race end in Harrogate, Yorkshire's conference city with famous Turkish Baths, Betty's Tea rooms and beautiful RHS Harlow Carr Gardens.
Pately Bridge

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 3 Sunday 30th April 2017 Bradford to Sheffield 194.5 Km

Bradford - Saltaire - Ilkley - Addingham - Bolton Abbey - Skipton - Keighley - Halifax - Holmfirth - Penistone - Fox Valley Sheffield

  • Bradford - Bradford is a city rich in culture, architecture and attractions. Visit the National Media Museum and Alhambra Theatre, the region's premier venue for major shows.
  • Saltaire - Saltaire is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a perfect example of a Victorian planned village, built for Titus Salt's workers in 1853. Salts Mill is home to one of the largest collections of Bradford-born artist David Hockney's work.
  • Ilkley - Ilkley is famous for its picturesque moor and riverside walk. It is great for shopping and dining on the Victorian parades of the Grove and Brook Street. Betty's Yorkshire tea room has a shop in the town.
  • Addingham - Addingham is a popular village with three good gastro-pubs. It lies on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales at the foot of Rombald's Moor.
  • Bolton Abbey - Bolton Abbey estate in Wharfedale is owned by the Duke of Devonshire and takes its name from the 12th-century Augustinian Monestry. It offers over 80 kms of woodland trails, as well as the famous Strid area of the River Wharfe.
  • Skipton - Skipton has an award-winning High Street, one of the best preserved medieval castles in Britain and a colourful Canal Basin.
  • Keighley – Nestled below Haworth and the Bronte country moors, the bustling town of Keighley offers a variety of shops and bars. The Keighley Worth railway featured in The Railway Children.
  • Holmfirth - Holmfirth and the Holme Valley are well known as the filming location of 'The Last of the Summer Wine'. The area is rich in Industrial Revolution history.
  • Penistone - Penistone is a market town in South Yorkshire. It's highest point around St Johns Church is around 250 m above sea level. The surrounding land rises well over 300 m with magnificent cycle climbs and views.
  • Fox Valley Sheffield - Welcoming home the final stage of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, Fox Valley Sheffield is a town centre shopping destination in North Sheffield with a great line up of stores, restaurants and coffee shops.
Ilkley Moor
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