Tour de Yorkshire

The 2021 and 2022 Tour de Yorkshire races have been cancelled due to Covid-19

The details and maps below refer to the planned route of the cancelled 2020 race

This will be the 6th edition taken place in Yorkshire. It is a major international cycle race featuring various Yorkshire landscapes from the Yorkshire coast through Wolds Hockney country to Yorkshire Dales and Moors, through over 150 villages, towns and cities. There will be many testing ascents and descents as well as wide open spaces where the riders can compete for a glorious stage win.

Yorkshire Accommodation and Attractions (click on the buttons to show or hide map features)
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Yorkshire Dales
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Le Tour 2014
Stage 1 Route
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Tour de Yorkshire Stage 1 - TBA - Beverley to Redcar

Beverley - Hornsea - Beeford - Bridlington - Flamborough - Filey - East Ayton - Hackness - Scalby - Staintondale - Robin Hood's Bay - Whitby - Sandsend - Runswick - Loftus - Saltburn-by-the-sea - Redcar

  • Beverley - Stage 1 starts in this beautiful market town once the tenth largest town in England!
  • Hornsea - Onto this quintessential British seaside resort, well know for its pottery production and home to Yorkshire's largest freshwater lake.
  • Beeford - This East Riding village is 10 miles north-east of Beverley and 8 miles south of Bridlington.
  • Bridlington - This coastal town has been known as 'The Lobster Capital of Europe'.
  • Flamborough - This village is surrounded by a stretch of rugged white cliffs. Flamborough Head is 8 miles long & has 2 lighthouses, one of which is the oldest surviving complete lighthouses in England.
  • 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!
  • East Ayton - This village is a civil parish of the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire.
  • Hackness - This is a very small village in the North York Moors National Park. It was mentioned by Bede, in the 8th Century, as the site of a double monastery or nunnery.
  • Scalby - This village lies at the North edge of Scarborough. Scalby Beck flows out to the North Sea at the Old Scalby Mills, a Good Food pub with sea views.
  • Staintondale - Another village and civil parish of the Scarborough District of North Yorkshire.
  • Robin Hood's Bay - This is a very picturesque old fishing village, 5 miles south of Whitby. The origin of its name is uncertain.
  • Whitby - This is another popular seaside town and port of the East Coast. The route will pass Whitby Abbey.
  • Sandsend - Another small fishing village of the East coast, part of the civil parish of Lythe.
  • Runswick Bay - This village and bay is a popular tourist attraction because of its picturesque cliffs and Runswick Sands beach.
  • Loftus - This town was formerly known as Lofthouse and it is the borough of Redcar and Clevelnd.
  • Saltburn-by-the-sea - This seaside town is very near the Northern edge of the North Yorksire Moors.
  • Redcar - The first stage of the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire finishes in this popular seaside resort.
Whitby

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 2 - TBA - Skipton to Leyburn

Skipton - Long Preston - Settle - Horton-in-Ribblesdale - Hawes - Gunnerside - Reeth - Constable Burton - Leyburn

  • Skipton - Skipton has an award-winning High Street, one of the best preserved medieval castles in Britain and a colourful Canal Basin.
  • Long Preston - This village is a civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, 12 miles fropm Skipton.
  • Settle - This small market town is home to the popular tourist attraction, the Settle-Carlisle Railway.
  • Horton-in-Ribblesdale - Another small village in the area of Craven, near the 3 Peaks, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough which attracts a lot of visitors each year.
  • Hawes - This is a market town and civil parish in Upper Wensleydale in the Richmonshire district of North Yorkshire.
  • Gunnerside - This small village lies between Muker and Reeth and has marvellous views of the classic Yorkshire Dales.
  • Reeth - A market village in Swaledale, described as heaven for cyclists as it has lots of tracks ideal for bikes.
  • Constable Burton - A pretty little village in Richmondshire, between Bedale and Leyburn.
  • 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.

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 3 - TBA - Barnsley to Huddersfield

Barnsley - Oxspring - Holmfirth - Slaithwaite - Ripponden - Sowerby Bridge - Hebden Bridge - Oxenhope - Queensbury - Bank Top - Brighouse - Huddersfield

  • Barnsley - This town, between Leeds and Sheffield, was know for its linen trade and coal mining, glass making and textiles. Barnsley had many brass bands, from socials cubs for its mining communities, which are still playing today.
  • Oxspring - This village is situated on the River Don, with the hamlets of Clays-Green, Roughbirchworth and Storrs.
  • Holmfirth - A small town in the Holme Valley is best known for the long-running TV show, Last of the Summer Wine.
  • Slaithwaite - This village lies across the River Colne, in the Colne Valley, 5 miles south-west of Huddersfield. Natives from Slaithwaite are called 'Moornrakers' from legend told.
  • Ripponden - This village lies on the River Ryburn near halifax, West Yorkshire. Between Slaithwaite and Ripponden is the Cote de Scapegoat Hill (2.2km at 8.3%)
  • Sowerby Bridge - This market town was the location for the popular TV series, Happy Valley. It lies in the Upper Calder Valley, 3 miles from Halifax.
  • 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.
  • Oxenhope - Oxenhope is a village just outside Keighley, West Yorkshire. At the end of the 19th Century, it hosted over 20 mills.Its railway station is the terminus for the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
  • Queensbury - This village is one of the highest parishes in England, in the metropolitan borough of Bradford, above Halifax, Clayton, Thornton and Bradford itself.
  • Bank Top - After Queensbury, the route takes you up Cote de Shibeden Wall (1km at 13.5%) and then down to Bank Top.
  • Brighouse - This is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, which lies on the River Calder.
  • Huddersfield - This is the 11th largest town in the United Kingdom, near the River Colne and River Holme.
Huddersfield

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 4 - TBA - Halifax to Leeds

Halifax - Haworth - Oakworth - Skipton - Eastby - Burnsall - Pateley Bridge - Lofthouse - Masham - Kirkby Malzeard - Pateley Bridge - Blubberhouses - Ilkley - Otley - Cookridge - 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.
  • Haworth - This Worth Valley village near Keighley is also known as Bronte Country. It has a lot of steep inclines yet it is a very quaint, picturesque place and has many a great many tourists throughout the year.
  • Oakworth - 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.
  • Skipton - Skipton has an award-winning High Street, one of the best preserved medieval castles in Britain and a colourful Canal Basin.
  • Eastby -
  • Burnsall - A small village in Wharfedale, North Yorkshire, its most notable feature is a large limestone cliff, Kilnsey Crag, overlooking the River Wharfe.
  • Pateley Bridge - Upper Wharfedale attractive stone built village, famous for its Scarecrow festival in the Summer.
  • Lofthouse - Village nestled between the river Ure and the River Cover, Middleham's magnificient castle has the largest castle keep in the North of England.
  • 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.
  • Kirkby Malzeard - 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.
  • Pateley Bridge - A thriving market town, sitting on the border of West & North Yorkshire in the beautiful countryside of lower Wharfedale.
  • Blubberhouses - Main city in West Yorkshire, home to the Royal Amouries and the Leeds City Museum, for lots of local history.
  • Ilkley - Ilkley is a thriving spa town in West Yorkshire. It is known for a folk song 'Ilkla Moor Baht'at' - the unofficial anthem of Yorkshire.
  • Otley - A thriving market town, sitting on the border of West & North Yorkshire in the beautiful countryside of lower Wharfedale.
  • Cookridge - After leaving Otley, the route takes you to Cote de Otley Chevin (1.6km at 9.9%), then onto this suburb of north-west Leeds.
  • Leeds - Main city in West Yorkshire, home to the Royal Amouries and the Leeds City Museum, for lots of local history.
Halifax