What’s Going On?
So What Is The Tour De Yorkshire? Organised by Amaury Sport Organisation and Welcome to Yorkshire and supported by local authorities, Tour De Yorkshire is a UCI-approved 2.1 Europe Tour international cycle race that will be one of the biggest cycle races in the UK in 2018. It has some top international teams taking place and the men's course will cover 711KM (442 miles) over four stages. A two day women’s race is also taking place, and covers 256.5KM (159 miles) over two stages between the 3-4 May.
The 4 stages of the men’s event are:
- Stage 1 starts in Beverley and finishes on Doncaster.
- Stage 2 starts in Barnsley and finishes in Ilkley.
- Stage 3 starts in Richmond and finishes in Scarborough.
- Stage 4 starts in Halifax and finishes in Leeds.
Last year, in 2017, about 2.2 million people turned out to watch the race adorned with the race’s blue and yellow colours, and this year’s spectators will be able to watch the event for free anywhere along the route. If you’re looking to be in the centre of the action, the starts, finishes and climb locations will be most popular. For those who can’t make it beautiful Yorkshire and doesn’t want to miss out on all the action, the event will be broadcast live on TV in the UK on ITV4 and worldwide.