The Tour de Yorkshire is now the 2nd biggest pro stage race in the UK behind the Tour of Britain. Everyone remembers the scenes from the 2014 Grand Depart of the Tour de France of the big crowds standing by the roadside to cheer on the riders. The roads in Yorkshire can be challenging which makes for great racing. In 2019 the Tour de Yorkshire will host 4 days of men’s racing and 2 days of women’s racing.
Thursday 3 May, 2018 – Beverley to Doncaster – 182km – (Women 134km)
Friday 4 May, 2018 – Barnsley to Ilkley (149km) – Women 124km
Saturday 5 May, 2018 – Richmond to Scarborough (184km)
Sunday 6 May, 2018 – Halifax to Leeds (189.5km)
The ongoing success and popularity of cycling in Yorkshire means that Yorkshire will also host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, the pinnacle event in the international road cycling calendar, from 22nd – 29th Sep 2019