Tour de Yorkshire

Tour De Yorkshire FlagsThe Tour de Yorkshire will be held for the third time this year. The men’s race will be held over three stages on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April 2017.

The women’s race is being held on one day only – Saturday 29th April.

The main day for West Yorkshire is Sunday 30th April as stage three of the men's race winds its way through the county. The race will start in Bradford City Centre and finish in Fox Valley, Sheffield.

The race is a UCI-approved 2.1 Europe Tour international cycle race that will be one of the biggest cycle races in the UK in 2017. It is being organised by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and Welcome to Yorkshire and is supported by local authorities throughout Yorkshire.

The three stages of the race are:

Friday 28th April

Saturday 29th April

Sunday 30th April (West Yorkshire Area)


On Sunday 30th April the men’s race will start in Bradford at approximately 12.10pm. (The ceremonial start is at 10.10am).  The full West Yorkshire route for the men's race is available here:  

The route for the women’s race and stage two of the men’s race available here :

For race timings for the stage visit: 


Road Closures

The number of road closures are being kept to a minimum.

Traffic will be managed through this year’s race with a rolling road block ahead and behind the riders. This means any section of road affected by the race should be closed for no more than an hour.

For road closures and travel information visit : -



Photo taken at the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire #TdYPolicePicsRace Photos

As with previous year’s Tour de Yorkshire events in 2015 and 2016, and the Tour de France Grand Départ in 2014 we would love to see and share your photos of race weekend. Please tweet photos to us (to @WestYorksPolice) using the hashtag #TdYPolicePics and we will share some of the best on our own social media accounts.



With over a million people expected to line the route over the three days, roads and public transport will be busy - so follow these simple steps to make it a day to remember : -

  • Plan ahead - choose where you want to watch.
  • Set off early - expect your journey to take longer than usual, so give yourself plenty of time to bag the best spot and plan to stay there for the whole day.
  • Keep it simple - the best option might be walking, or of course, getting on your bike!
  • Know your options - have an alternative plan in case your first choice of location is busy.


Tour de Yorkshire Spectators Guide

The Tour de Yorkshire spectators guide is available here :