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Tour de Yorkshire in Ryedale
It's official: The Tour de Yorkshire will visit Ryedale on the 5th May 2018.
The Tour de Yorkshire now in it's 4th year is a regional race across Yorkshire held by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and Welcome to Yorkshire (WTY), supported by British Cycling. The huge crowds will be entertained by Race Ambassadors and a Tour de Yorkshire Caravan which will visit key points on the route before the race starts.
The race is once again expected to become a flagship cycling event in the UK in 2018 and an outstanding cycle race in the international calendar, including the participation of top international teams. It will be broadcast live on national TV and throughout Europe.
It will visit market towns and villages in Ryedale, as well as going through the spectacular scenery of the North York Moors National Park. The route will take the teams to all four corners of Yorkshire, linking together the county’s sporting, historic, industrial and literary greats. Full stage details can be found below.
Men's Race Stage 1: Beverley to Doncaster - Thursday 3 May - 182km
Men's Race Stage 2: Barnsley to Ilkley - Friday 4 May - 149km
Men's Race Stage 3: Richmond to Scarborough - Saturday 5 May - 184km
Men's Race Stage 4: Halifax to Leeds - Sunday 6 May - 189.5km
Women's Race Stage 1: Beverley to Doncaster - Thursday 3 May - 132.5km
Women's Race Stage 2: Barnsley to Ilkley - Friday 4 May - 124km
|Location||Expected race arrival||Expected rolling road closure|
|Côte de Sutton Bank||2.50pm to 2.59pm||10.30am to 4.30pm|
|Helmsley||3.06pm to 3.17pm||2.40pm to 3.40pm|
|Kirkbymoorside||3.19pm to 3.30pm||2.45pm to 4pm|
|Pickering||3.34pm to 3.47pm||3pm to 4.15pm|
|Thornton-le-Dale||3.41pm to 3.55pm||3pm to 4.15pm|
|Allerston||3.47pm to 4.02pm||3.15pm to 4.30pm|
|Ebberston||3.50pm to 4.05pm||3.15pm to 4.30pm|
Best places to view the Tour de Yorkshire in Ryedale
Think about what part of the race you really want to see. As you will be able to move about each stage you will have the option to see both the starts and finishes. There will be many locations throughout Ryedale that you will be able to stay for the day and enjoy all the activities going on. In Ryedale we have great community fan hubs planned so you can enjoy the atmosphere and for those not seeking their own spot at the roadside. The message is to think about what you want to see and plan your day.
Tour de Yorkshire activities in Ryedale
Many towns and villages arrange activities and events across the district. Helmsley businesses are competing with each other for the best window displays, and there’ll be a range of family activities taking place at Helmsley Community Library.
Plans are in place at Kirkbymoorside to make the most of the international TV exposure, with local children working hard on some ‘land art’ that can be seen from the cameras following the race in a helicopter. The town is also hosting the annual ‘tractor run’ and 10km races the same weekend.
Meanwhile decorations are being put in in Pickering and Thornton-le-Dale. Pickering’s church bells will be ringing to welcome the riders as they pass through. At Thornton-le-Dale a special ‘spinride’ event will be taking place all day to raise money for local charities, as part of day of community events.
Tour de Yorkshire Ryedale Accommodation
Ryedale is an idea base to be situated during the Tour de Yorkshire 2018, with excellent and quick rail and road links into York, Scarborough and further afield into the rest of Yorkshire. With rolling hills, unspoilt moors and market towns, this beautiful part of North Yorkshire is a popular visitor destination and is an ideal place for you to stay during the Tour de Yorkshire and under 30 minutes away from York. To view or to book places to stay in Ryedale, visit our Accommodation section.
Tour de Yorkshire 2018 Public Transport Information
Public transport provides the best way to get to the start and finish towns. Timetables will be available nearer to the time and information will also be available on www.letouryorkshire.com .
For localised public transport information in Ryedale, incorporating Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Malton, Pickering and the surrounding countryside, view our travel information page.
For updates and information on the Tour de Yorkshire keep checking the official website www.letouryorkshire.com and sign up to receive the official newsletter.
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Ryedale - The Cycling Destination of North Yorkshire
Not only is Ryedale an excellent area to stay during the Tour de Yorkshire 2018, whether you regularly cycle or take your bicycle on holiday, or simply like the idea of spending a few hours exploring on two wheels - Ryedale is perfect for all ages and abilities. Cycling though forests, along country lanes, on high open moorland or by rolling fields is all possible. There is a great cycling network here, especially since the creation of the Moor to Sea Cycle route that links the towns of Whitby, Scarborough and Pickering. This 80 mile route takes you through all types of scenery and if you wish to cycle just a bit at a time you can easily do so.
Ride along the National Byway from the coast to the Howardian Hills, go for guided bike ride in the high moors of Rosedale or have a family day out on Dalby Forest's cycle trails, there are lots of opportunities to bring your bike out! For more information including routes and getting your bicycle to Ryedale, visit our cycling section.
Enjoyed watching? We have more great cycling events for spectating and participating in, visit our events page for more information.
Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride
In addition to the professional races, the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride will give amateur cyclists the chance to ride many of the roads ridden by the pros in a newly designed sportive route, which will start and finish in Leeds. The sportive route will follow parts of Stage four of the men's race whilst also taking in several alternative roads to allow for all 6000 participants to finish in their own time. Full details on how to participate can be found at http://letour.yorkshire.com/sportive
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance has also been confirmed as the official charity for the fourth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire. The news will signal the start of a range of fundraising initiatives throughout 2018 which aim to raise awareness of the great work the organisation does.