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 2016 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 30th April 2016. It will be broadcast live on TV in the UK and throughout Europe.
The Tour de Yorkshire will be held next year on 29, 30 April & 1 May 2016.
The complete course will cover three stages - one stage each day, click here for full details.
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, below are the roads that will be closed:
No, the route around Yorkshire will be different every year, allowing us to showcase all of our beautiful county.
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.
We saw around 1.5 million people come out to watch the race in 2015, we hope many more will watch come to watch the race in 2016.
View the approximate race timings here.
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. Download our spectator guide.
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.
The race colours are yellow and bright blue.
Only sponsors of the event can use the Tour de Yorkshire logo. For further details click here.
Yes, all 3 stages and the womens race will be broadcast by ITV4 and Eurosport. Click here for full details.
Yes, the next Yorkshire Festival will take place from 16 June - 3 July 2016.
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 worked with local authorities who were keen to support the new race (Bridlington, Scarborough, Selby, Wakefield, York, Leeds, North Yorkshire County Council and East Riding Council) and ASO (the Amaury Sports Organisation) regarding technical requirements to select the best route for this international road race. Also - it’s not possible over 3 days of circa 500km of racing to cover all the 10k kilometres of roads in Yorkshire!
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.
No, roads will remain open. Only rolling road closures will be in place during the Tour de Yorkshire Pro race
You need to be 16 on 31 December 2015
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This year we are proud to have RNLI as our charity.
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