Tour de Yorkshire

Tour De Yorkshire FlagsThe Tour de Yorkshire will be held for the fourth time this year.

The men’s race will be held over four stages on Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 2018.

The women’s race is being held over two stages on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th May 2018.

The main days for West Yorkshire are Friday 4th May where the race concludes at the Cow and Calf in Ilkley, and Sunday 6th May the race commences at the iconic Piece Hall in Halifax, and concludes in the heart of Leeds, on The Headrow.

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 2018. It is being organised by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and Welcome to Yorkshire and is supported by local authorities throughout Yorkshire.

The four stages of the race are:

Thursday 3rd May - Stage 1 - Beverley to Doncaster


Friday 4rd May - Stage 2 - Barnsley to Ilkley

West Yorkshire Area


Saturday 5th May - Stage 3 - Richmond to Scarborough

Sunday 6th May - Stage 4 - Halifax to Leeds

West Yorkshire Area

On Sunday 6th May the men’s race will start in Halifax at approximately 12.10pm. (The ceremonial start is at 09.55am).  The full West Yorkshire route for the men's race is available here:  


Race Timings

For race timings for each of the stages 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, 2016 and 2017, 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.


Watching the races?

With over a million people expected to line the route over the four 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 2018 spectators guide is available here.