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Tour de Yorkshire

Tour De Yorkshire FlagsThe Tour de Yorkshire will be held for the second time this year. The men’s race will be held over three stages on Friday 29th April, Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May.

The women’s race is being held on one day only – Saturday 30th April.

The main day for West Yorkshire is Saturday 30th April as the entire women’s race and stage two of the men’s race wind their way through the county. Both races follow the same course – starting in Otley town centre and finishing in Doncaster.

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 2016. 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 29th April

Saturday 30th April (West Yorkshire Area)

Sunday 1st May


On Saturday 30 April the women’s race will start in Otley at approximately 8.15am and the men’s race is due to start at approximately 2.30pm

The route for the women’s race and stage two of the men’s race available here : http://letour.yorkshire.com/womens-race/map

For race timings for the stage visit: http://letour.yorkshire.com/timings or here : Women's Race timings (JPG)  |  Men's Race timings (JPG)


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 : -




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As with last year’s Tour de Yorkshire 2015 and the Tour de France Grand D├ępart 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 downloadable: http://letour.yorkshire.com/spectator-guide/spectator-guide