Tour de Yorkshire

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Tour de Yorkshire?

It is a UCI-approved 2.1 Europe Tour international cycle race that will be one of the biggest cycle races in the UK in 2017 and an outstanding event in the international cycling calendar, with some of the top international teams taking part and a women's race on Saturday 29th April. It will be broadcast live on TV in the UK and throughout Europe. It has 3 stages: Stage 1 starts in Bridlington and finishes on Scarborough. Stage 2 starts in Tadcaster and finishes in Harrogate. Stage 3 starts in Bradford and finishes at Fox Valley, Sheffield.

 

When is it taking place?

The next Tour de Yorkshire will be held on 28 - 30 April 2017.

 

How long is the route?

The complete course will cover 490KM (304 miles) over three stages - one stage each day, full details.

 

Will there be the same level of road closures as for Tour de France?

No. Most will be rolling road closures lasting no more than an hour, apart from the start and finish lines and some climbs where the road closures will be longer. Road closures will be managed by the police.

 

Will the route be the same each year?

No, the route around Yorkshire will be different every year, allowing us to showcase all of our beautiful county.

 

Who is organising the Race?

The race is being organised by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and Welcome to Yorkshire - supported by local authorities throughout Yorkshire.

 

Why is it called Tour de Yorkshire and not Tour of Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire race is owned by the ASO, the Amaury Sports Organisation, a French company based in Paris. It therefore has a French name and some of the key climbs have been given a French name as a nod to the French origins of the race.

 

Which riders and teams will be competing?

These will be announced in the New Year.

 

How many spectators are expected?

We saw around 2 million people come out to watch the race in 2016, we hope many more will watch come to watch the race in 2017.

 

What are the timings for the race?

These will be announced nearer to the race.

 

Where can I watch the race?

Spectators will be able to watch the event for free anywhere along the route but obviously starts, finishes and climb locations will be most popular.

 

How can I get involved/volunteer?

We have all our Tour Makers for this year. However, be sure to sign up to our Tour de Yorkshire enewsletter Allez Yorkshire to stay informed on all the latest developments.

 

What are the race colours?

The race colours are yellow and bright blue.

 

Can I use the Tour de Yorkshire logo?

Only sponsors of the event can use the Tour de Yorkshire logo. For further details click here.

 

Will there be television coverage?

Yes, all 3 stages and the women's race will be televised.

 

Why does the Tour de Yorkshire not go to some parts of Yorkshire?

The inaugural Tour de Yorkshire took place predominantly in areas which missed out on the Grand Départ of the Tour de France. Welcome to Yorkshire continue to work with local authorities who were keen to support the new race and A.S.O. (the Amaury Sports Organisation) regarding technical requirements to select the best route for this international road race.

 

What is the Tour de Yorkshire Ride?

The Tour de Yorkshire Ride is a unique opportunity for cyclists to ride the Tour de Yorkshire route, experience the Tour de France legacy and to pave the way for the pro riders. Thousands are expected to take part in the charity event, making it one of the biggest sportive in the UK.

 

What was great about the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire Ride?

  • Same routes, structures and spectators as for the pro race;
  • Finish on the Tour de Yorkshire finish line;
  • Winners’ ceremonies on the Tour de Yorkshire podium;
  • Tour de France legend and 5 times winner, Bernard Hinault, rode the route
  • Yorkshire style support through the towns and villages;
  • Comparison climb times with the Pros (check how you compare with the best);
  • Mechanical support – like the pros;
  • Medical support;
  • Sweep vehicle for those who cannot complete the route;
  • Energy drinks, bars and gels provided at feed stations;
  • Electronic chip timing;
  • Results texted to you as you cross the line;
  • Finisher’s medal

 

Will roads be closed during the Tour de Yorkshire Ride?

No, roads will remain open. Only rolling road closures will be in place during the Tour de Yorkshire Pro race
 

How much does the Tour de Yorkshire Ride cost?

Full details here.

 

I have a question about the Tour de Yorkshire Ride?

Please email cycling@humanrace.co.uk

 

Where can I find out further information about the Tour de Yorkshire Ride?

There is further information here.

 

Who is the offical charity for the race?

The 2017 official race charity will be the Alzheimer’s Society.

 

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