Tour de Yorkshire 2020

2020 Tour de Yorkshire is from 30th April - 4th May 2020

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.

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Tour de Yorkshire Stage 1 - Thursday 2nd May 2019 - Doncaster to Selby

Doncaster - Askern - Snaith - Howden - Little Weighton - Beverley - Middleton-on-the-Wolds - North Dalton - Pocklington - Barmby Moor - Wheldrake - Selby

  • 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.
  • Askern - This town lies between Doncaster and Selby. This was a thriving coal pit village but the last mine closed in the 1990s.
  • Snaith - This East Riding of Yorkshire, lies just south of the River Aire. It's name derives from the Old Scandinavian word 'sneith' - "piece of land cut off".
  • 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.
  • Little Weighton - This small East Riding village is about 5 miles south west of Beverley.
  • Beverley - This historic market town is known for Beverley Minster and North Bar, its 15th Century Gate and Beverley Racecourse.
  • Middleton-on-the-Wolds - This is a village on the Yorkshire Wolds between Driffield and Market Weighton.
  • North Dalton - This small village lies about 6 miles south-west of Driffield and 8 miles north-east of Pocklington.
  • 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.
  • Barmby Moor - Just outside Pocklington, Barmby Moor is a small village and civil parish.
  • Wheldrake - This village is situated 7 miles south-east of York. The former station at Wheldrake, served by the Derwent Valley Light Railway, is now preserved at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, at Murton near York.
  • Selby - This large town is 14 miles south of York on the River Ouse, historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It once had a large shipbuilding industry and was an important port on the Selby Canal which brought trade from Leeds.

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 2 - Friday 3rd May 2019 - Barnsley to Bedale

Barnsley - Royston - Pontefract - Kippax - Garforth - Barwick in Elmet - Pool - Leathley - Beckwithshaw - Harrogate - Killinghall - Ripley - Wormald Green - Ripon - North Stainley - West Tanfield - Carthorpe - Burneston - Bedale

  • 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.
  • Royston - This village is situated in a borough of Barnsley. Both the canal and Trans Pennine Trail run through Royston.
  • 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.
  • Kippax -This village is situated to the east of Leeds, near Garforth & Great Preston.
  • Garforth - This is a town in the metropolitan borough of the City of Leeds, West Yorkshire.
  • Barwick in Elmet - This village is 7miles east of Leeds City Centre. The Barwick Maypole is one of the most notable village landmarks.
  • Pool - This village, Pool-in-Wharfedale is 10 miles north of Leeds. The River Wharfe runs a long the outskirts.
  • Leathley - This Harrogate district village is near the Border of West and North Yorkshire.
  • Beckwithshaw - Two and a half miles southwest of Harrogate, this village was originally a hamlet in the ancient parish of Pannal.
  • Harrogate - This popular spa town in North Yorkshire is home to RHS Harlow Carr Gardens.
  • Killinghall - This is a village 3 miles north of Harrogate, near the River Nidd. Its name derives from Domesday times when it was 'Kennelhall' where the Lord Manor's hounds were kept.
  • Ripley - Ripley is known for its 15th Century castle. In 2014, the Tour de France came past Ripley, where thereis a cycle path called the Nidderdale Greenway, part of the National Cycle Route 67.
  • Wormald Green - This village is in the civil parish of Markington with Wallerthwaite in the district of Harrogate.
  • Ripon - This is a cathedral city in the Borough of Harrogate and is the 3rd smallest city in England. Famous also for its racecourse. You will also find Studley Royal Park and Fountains Abbey.
  • North Stainley - This village is 5 miles north of Ripon. Light Water Valley is only 0.62 miles to the south.
  • West Tanfield - This village is in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, approximately 6 miles north of Ripon. Not far from the village are the Thornborough Henges, known as the Stone Henge of the North.
  • Carthorpe - This tiny village is 4 miles south of Bedale, North Yorkshire.
  • Burneston - There is a beautiful church, St Lambert's, a Grade 1 listed building, in the village. It is 4 miles south-east of Bedale.
  • Bedale - With it's charming cobbles market place, full of unusual shops, Bedale is well worth a visit !
Ilkley Moor

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 3 - Saturday 4th May 2019 - Bridlington to Scarborough

Bridlington - Hunmanby - Flixton - Cayton - Seamer - East + West Ayton - Robin Hood's Bay - Whitby - Sandsend - Egton - Grosmont - Eskdaleside cum Ugglebarnby - Fylingdales - Cloughton - Burniston - Scarborough

  • Bridlington - This coastal town in the East Riding of Yorkshire is a small fishing part, well know for its shellfish.
  • Hunmanby - This small town is located 3 miles south west of Filey in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire.
  • Flixton - This village is located more in land, inbetween Scarborough and Filey. Home to Foxhound Inn and a local cricket club.
  • Cayton - Cayton Bay forms one of the large sweeping sandy bays of the coast from Bridlington to Whitby.
  • Seamer - This Scarborough village has an abundance of History, dating back to the Mesolithic Age.
  • East + West Ayton - Two small villages near Scarborough, located upon the west bank of the River Derwent. The ruins of the 14th Century Ayton Castle can be found in the east of the village.
  • Robin Hood's Bay - This delightlful small fishing village is located within the North York Moors National Park, 5 miles south of Whitby, 15 miles north of Scarborough.
  • Whitby - This seaside town, port and civil parish is situated at the mouth of the River Esk. The ruins of 7th Century Whitby Abbey are reflected in the abbey pond.
  • Sandsend - Another small fishing village, near Whitby. Two becks, flowing through Mulgrave Woods, empty into the North Sea at Sandsend.
  • Egton - This was quite an isolated village, in the Scarborough district and was known for its unusual local dialect.
  • Grosmont - This Eskdale village and civil parish is also part of the North York Moor National Park. Grosmont Priory is a Grandmontine religious house, one of only 3 in England.
  • Eskdaleside cum Ugglebarnby - This civil parish comprises of the two villages, Sleights and Ugglebarnby.
  • Fylingdales - Known for the Royal Air Force station on Snod Hill in the North York Moors.
  • Cloughton - Another small village 4 miles north of Scarborough town centre. Known for its Oscar Railway Carriage, which you can stay in.
  • Burniston - Another lovely village along the East Yorkshire Coast, with amazing sea views.
  • 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 fishing habour, bursting with activities.

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 4 - Sunday 5th May 2019 - 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.
  • Keighley - Home to the Worth Valley Railway and 17th Century manor house, East Riddlesden Hall. Bronte Country, Haworth is further up the hill from Keighley.
  • Skipton - Skipton has an award-winning High Street, one of the best preserved medieval castles in Britain and a colourful Canal Basin.
  • Middleham - This small market town is in Wensleydale, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire. You will find the 12th Century, Middleham Castle there.
  • 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.
  • Blubberhouses - This small village is located in the Washburn Valley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. It is famous for its steep inclines and head of Fewston Reservoir.
  • Otley - A thriving market town, sitting on the border of West & North Yorkshire in the beautiful countryside of lower Wharfedale.
  • Horsforth - This suburb and civil parish in Leeds, lies 5 miles north of the City Centre.
  • Kirkstall - Home to Kirkstall Abbey, a 12th Century Cistercian monastery ruin. It is a North Western suburb of the City of Leeds.
  • Armley - This West Leeds district grew in the Industrial Revolution and had several mills. Today one is Armley Mills, Leeds Industrial Museum.
  • Leeds - Main city in West Yorkshire, home to the Royal Amouries and the Leeds City Museum, for lots of local history.