Tour de Yorkshire

Start Town: Tadcaster


Tadcaster’s newly re-opened bridge will star as the start of the one-day women’s race and stage two of the men’s race.  Riders will sweep over the eighteenth-century grade 2 listed bridge - rebuilt earlier this year to reconnect both sides of the town.

APR_4859There’s a full day of events in the town to celebrate this very special occasion, which means you can make a whole day of it.

Events include the race 'publicity caravan', which gives you a chance to get your hands on some race goodies.  The town will host the race ambassadors too.  This is an opportunity to meet your cycling heroes and includes a chance for pictures and autographs. 

The team buses will be stationed on the east side of the bridge.  Here you can mingle amongst the cycling stars - keep your eye out for your favourite personalities!

Along the race route you'll be able to see the Yorkshire Regiment Corp of Drums.  They're returning to the town for the first time since helping businesses and people evacuate during the floods of 2015.  Taking place between the two main race starts, there'll be a charity bike ride starting on the bridge.

Throughout the town there'll be activities, stalls and entertainment all day.  This includes a wide range of refreshments.  The town's annual duck race will take place on the day, making a special appearance in the spring to help celebrate the Tour.  Over two thousand ducks will set off from the viaduct. 

There'll be a range other family-friendly entertainment in the town throughout the day.  There'll be a roadshow and fan zone, which will include a big screen showing the whole of both the women's and men's races.

Car and bike parking

There'll be dedicated spectator car parking at Tadcaster Grammar School with a regular shuttle bus service into the town centre. If you're arriving by bike, head to Coors Brewery where there are around 400 spaces available.  There'll be designated Blue Badge at Tadcaster Enterprise Park on Station Road.