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 worldwide. 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.

There will be a few full road closures around the starts and finishes. These include:

All starts and finishes*

Stage 1:

  • Newquay Road, Bridge Street, Church Street (Whitby)
  • St Thomas Street and St Nicholas Street (Scarborough)
  • Foreshore Road, South Bay – Finish (Scarborough)

Stage 2:

  • Trapping Hill (Cote de Lofthouse) will be one-way (Northbound)
  • Ripon Market Square

Stage 3:

  • Holden Lane, Silsden (Cote de Silsden) one way
  • Main Street, Haworth (Cote de Haworth)
  • Lee Lane, Halifax (Cote de Shibden Wall)
  • Briggate and Bethel Street, Brighouse
  • Musgrave Street, Low Lane, Market Street and SAmithies Lane, Birstall
  • Manchester Road, Stocksbridge


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?

Click here to view the teams.


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 can be viewed here.


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. The entire race is also broadcast live on ITV4.


How can my business get involved with the race?

We have put together a business toolkit to help Yorkshire-based businesses. For further details click here.


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.


Can I apply for Press Accreditation for the Tour de Yorkshire 28-30 April 2017?

Applications for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Women's Tour de Yorkshire are now open.

To apply for press accreditation please visit


Will there be television coverage?

Yes, all 3 stages and the Women's Race will be televised live.


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. 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.


Will roads be closed during the Tour de Yorkshire Ride?

No, roads will remain open. As with last year most roads will only be closed for around 45 mins. 


How much does the Tour de Yorkshire Ride cost?

Full details here.


I have a question about the Tour de Yorkshire Ride?

Please email


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.


Transport & Travel

Virgin Trains East Coast have recently announced a full timetable of trains despite planned strikes, click here for further information. In addition extra services to/from Harrogate will be running.


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