The Tour de Yorkshire was born from the success of the Yorkshire Grand Depart. It’s taking place from May 1st – 3rd 2015 and will be in York tomorrow for stage 2 of the race.
Stage Two starts outside Selby Abbey and takes in a lot of the Yorkshire Wolds. From Selby the peloton heads towards Market Weighton, through North Newbald and on to Beverley, where they will turn north to Malton, then on to Stamford Bridge. Spectators will have the chance to see a circuit of York and organisers are hoping for a dramatic finish in the town.
As part of the legacy of the Tour de France to get more women cycling there will also be a dedicated women’s event on a circuit through York on day 2, the 2nd May.
Amateur cyclists can also take part in the Tour de Yorkshire Ride, a mass participation bike ride which promises to be one of the most challenging and popular sportives in the British calendar. Organised by Human Race, it will take place before the pro race on the morning of the final day, Sunday 3rd May and thousands are expected to take part.
Good luck to anyone taking part!
Click here to see a map of Tour de Yorkshire stage 2.
The race is expected to enter the city at approximately 2.30pm. The riders will approach York on the A166 (Stamford Bridge/ Gate Helmsley) and join the circuit route at Holtby Lane just outside of Murton. It is expected that the race will finish between 3.45pm and 4pm.
York Tour de Yorkshire Events
There are a number of events around York to enjoy alongside the race. Here’s our pick of the best.
With three live music stages, Yorkshire-themed stalls, more than 20 bands, buskers, entertainers, street food and children’s entertainment, the party will focus on the Bishopthorpe Road car park and the green opposite the Swan pub, until the race has passed by for the last time at around 4.30pm, when the street party will move into the road and continue into the evening.
Head down to Fossgate after 9.15am on Saturday for a beer festival, BBQ, cooking demos from Ambiente Tapas, two live music stages and open studios at Rogues Atelier. The event supports SASH – a charity that helps young people out of homelessness.
The New Ebor Street Feast takes place on the Knavesmire, close to the finish line, and will include music and street food stalls, craft beer and local distillings. Attractions include a street food market, 5 bars including Prosecco, Pimms, cocktail, ale & cider, huge family attractions and a festival stage packed with awesome bands. It kicks off at 11am and entry is free.
A mini beer festival and BBQ from Friday evening through to Monday evening at ale lovers’ favourite, the Rook and Gaskill.
For more detailed Tour de Yorkshire timings click here.
Enjoy your day everyone 🙂