Tour de Yorkshire

2018 Tour de Yorkshire is on 3rd - 6th May

The fourth Tour de Yorkshire cycling event will take place from Thursday 3rd May 2018 to Sunday 6th May 2018. It is a major international cycle race featuring various Yorkshire landscapes from the 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.

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Stage 1 Route
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Tour de Yorkshire Stage 1 - Thursday 3rd May 2018 - Beverley to Doncaster

Beverley - Hornsea - Cherry Burton - South Dalton - Pocklington - Holme on Spalding Moor- Howden - Rawcliffe - Doncaster

  • Beverley - Stage 1 starts in this beautiful market town once the tenth largest town in England!
  • Hornsea (Men's Race Only) - Onto this quintessential British seaside resort, well know for its pottery production and home to Yorkshire's largest freshwater lake.
  • Cherry Burton - Village in East Riding of Yorkshire with Fairtrade Village status.
  • South Dalton - Also a village in East Riding of Yorkshire.
  • 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.
  • Holme on Spalding Moor - This large village lies in the Vale of York.
  • Howden - A small historic market town in East Riding of Yorkshire, famous for the iconic Howden Minster, with beautifully preserved cobbled streets + restored buildings. Home to Howden Marsh, a local nature reserve.
  • Rawcliffe - Village near Goole, it lies on the banks of the River Aire.
  • Doncaster - A historical market town, at the Southern edge of Yorkshire, Doncaster is renowned for its horse racing, rich railway heritage and its wealth of Georgian and Regency architecture on the Great North Road.

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 2 - Friday 4th May 2018 - Barnsley to Ilkley

Barnsley - Penistone - Conisbrough - South Elmsall - Pontefract - Castleford - Kippax - Otley - Ilkley

  • Barnsley - This large town in South Yorkshire is home to Monk Bretton Priory the Yorkshire Scuplture Park, the landscaped gardens at Wentworth Castle or cycle along the Trans Pennine Trail.
  • Penistone (Men's Race Only) - Penistone is a market town in South yorkshire. It's highest point around St Johns Chursch is around 250m above sea level. The surrounding land rises well over 300m with magnificent cycle climbs & views
  • Conisbrough - This town lies between Doncaster & Rotherham.and is built alongside the River Don, home to Conisbrough Castle.
  • South Elmsall - This small town lies to the East of Hemsworth in the City of Wakefield.
  • Pontefract - Since the Medieval times the market town of Pontefract has been maikng it's mark on history, housing one of England's greatests castles & one of the origianl places where licquoriceplants were cultivated.
  • Castleford - This town is in the metroplotan borough of Wakefield, West Yorkshire. From rugby league & winter sports to diggers and historic mills there really is something for everyone. Discover its Roman roots at the Castleford Museum.
  • Kippax - This village is situated to the East of Leeds, near Garforth & Great Preston.
  • Otley - This thriving market town sits on the border of North & West Yorkshire in the beautiful countryside of Lower Wharfedale.
  • 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.
Ilkley Moor

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 3 - Saturday 5th May 2018 - Richmond to Scarborough

Richmond - Leyburn - Bedale - Northallerton - Thirsk - Helmsley - Pickering - Filey - Scarborough

  • Richmond - Discover the jewel in the heart of North Yorkshire. Richmond is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and is a market town of breathtaking beauty and has inspired painters & poets, past & present.
  • Leyburn - This fine market town sits above the northern bank of the River Ure in Wensleydale and makes an excellent base for exploring the Eastern Dales.
  • Bedale - With it's charming cobbles market place, full of unusual shops, Bedale is well worth a visit !
  • Northallerton - This market town is in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire and lies in the Vale of Mowbray.
  • Thirsk - A traditional market town superbly postioned midway between the stunning North York Moors and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.
  • Helmsley - This market town is home to the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley Castle, Helmsley Art Centre and the Walled Gardens.
  • Pickering - This thriving market town is on the edge of the stunning North York Moors with ancient church and castle, steam railway and range of independent shops.
  • Filey - This traditional seaside resort, with its sandy beach, historic promenade, fantastic fish and chips and gentle pace of life, is the perfect place to visit for a relaxing and nostalgic day out !
  • 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 2 beaches and a fisging habour, bursting with activities.

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 4 - Sunday 6th May 2018 - Halifax to Leeds

Halifax - Hebden Bridge - Haworth - Skipton - Burnsall - Kilnsey - Kettlewell - Middleham - Masham - Pateley Bridge - Otley - Leeds

  • Halifax - This minster town in West Yorkshire has been a centre of woollen manufacture from the 15th Century onward, originally dealing through the Piece Hall.
  • Hebden Bridge - Surrounded by breathtaking countryside, Hebden Bridge has been voted the '4th funkiest town in the world' and 'best small market town in the UK' surrounded by breathtaking countryside.
  • Haworth - Situated at the edge of the Pennine Moors in West Yorkshire, it is the area made famous by the Bronte sisters, known as Bronte Country.
  • Skipton - Skipton has an award-winning High Street, one of the best preserved medieval castles in Britain and a colourful Canal Basin.
  • Kilnsey - A small village in Wharfedale, North Yorkshire, its most notable feature is a large limestone cliff, Kilnsey Crag, overlooking the River Wharfe.
  • Kettlewell - Upper Wharfedale attractive stone built village, famous for its Scarecrow festival in the Summer.
  • Middleham
  • 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.
  • Pateley Bridge - This picturesque small market town is nestled in the heart of Nidderdale, an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty. It has the oldest sweet shop in England.
  • Otley - A thriving market town, sitting on the border of West & North Yorkshire in the beautiful countryside of lower Wharfedale.
  • Leeds - Main city in West Yorkshire, home to the Royal Amouries and the Leeds City Museum, for lots of local history.