A new UCI-approved 2.1 Europe Tour international cycle race that will be one of the biggest cycle races in the UK in 2015 and an outstanding event in the international cycling calendar, with some of the top international teams taking part and a women’s race on 2nd May. It will be broadcast live on TV in the UK and throughout Europe.
The Tour de Yorkshire will be held for the first time from 1-3 May 2015.
The complete course will cover three stages - one stage each day:
STAGE 1 - Bridlington to Scarborough, 174KM - View map »
STAGE 2 - Selby to York, 174KM - View map »
STAGE 3 - Wakefield to Leeds, 167KM - View map »
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 and will be announced nearer the race weekend. Find out more information about what roads will be closed and your travel options.
The roads on the route of the Tour de Yorkshire are fit for the race and only a few very minor repairs will be needed.
No, the route around Yorkshire will be different every year.
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 nod to the French origins of the race.
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We are expecting circa one million people to turn out to watch the race. Many more will watch the race on television as it will be broadcast in the UK and throughout Europe.
Timings can be view here.
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Spectators will be able to watch the event for free anywhere along the route but obviously start, finish and climb locations will be most popular.
Welcome to Yorkshire has contacted the Tour Makers who supported the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2014 and are recruiting a smaller number of Tour Makers to support the Tour de Yorkshire.
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.
The race will be broadcast on a UK television channel - a mixture of highlights and live coverage - an announcement will be made soon. The race will also be broadcast on Eurosport and will be shown by 70 countries around the world.
The next Yorkshire Festival will be held in 2016 however there will be a smaller Tour de Yorkshire Festival in the lead up to the race. It will take place from 1 April to 3 May 2015.
The inaugural Tour de Yorkshire will take 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.
The sportive will take place on the same day and roads as the 3rd and final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire - Sunday, 3 May. The route will also take in some of the Tour de France 2014 route through Yorkshire.
There will be three distances and a women only Cycletta. The provisional distances are 140km, 108km and 50km and 50km for the Cycletta.
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 2014
We will shortly be announcing the official charity of the Tour de Yorkshire. However this does not preclude other charities for holding fund raising events during the race.
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