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Tour de Yorkshire in Ryedale
It's official: The Tour de Yorkshire will visit Ryedale on the 28th April 2017.
The Tour de Yorkshire now in it's 3rd year is a regional race across Yorkshire held by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and Welcome to Yorkshire (WTY), supported by British Cycling. The huge crowds will be entertained by Race Ambassadors and a Tour de Yorkshire Caravan which will visit key points on the route before the race starts.
The race is once again expected to become a flagship cycling event in the UK in 2017 and an outstanding cycle race in the international calendar, including the participation of top international teams. It will be broadcast live on national TV and throughout Europe.
It will visit market towns and villages in Ryedale, as well as going through the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds and North York Moors National Park. The route will take the teams of eight riders to all four corners of Yorkshire, linking together the county’s sporting, historic, industrial and literary greats.
STAGE ONE: 173km –THE COAST AND WOLDS
BRIDLINGTON TO SCARBOROUGH Friday 28 April
The race takes the peloton from the coast through the Yorkshire Wolds, starting outside the refurbished Bridlington Spa and heading into Pocklington for the first intermediate sprint. The classified climbs up the Côtes de Garrowby Hill and Goathland will get the legs pumping before the race hits the coastline again at Whitby where the riders will get a great view of the world-famous Abbey as they contest the second sprint of the day. The route continues on to Robin Hood’s Bay for the third and final climb and then it’s full steam into Scarborough for the now-legendary finish along North Bay.
STAGE TWO: 122.5km – HISTORIC MARKET TOWNS
TADCASTER TO HARROGATE Saturday 29 April
Starting on Tadcaster bridge - which will be newly reopened following flood damage last Boxing Day - this stage takes the riders through some of Yorkshire’s finest market towns. They will venture into Knaresborough, where the first intermediate sprint points are up for grabs, and the day’s sole categorised climb comes on the fearsome Côte de Lofthouse before the descent into Masham. It’s on to Ripon for the second intermediate sprint and the race will skirt the stunning Fountains Abbey before a fast approach to Harrogate. The action reaches its crescendo along Parliament Street, just as it did on the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France.
STAGE THREE: 194.5km – THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER
BRADFORD TO FOX VALLEY (SHEFFIELD) Sunday 30 April
Named The Yorkshire Terrier as this is the toughest stage in the history of the Tour de Yorkshire, riders will start at Bradford City Park before heading into Saltaire. The action then briefly joins the 2014 Tour de France route at Burley-in-Wharfedale before passing the majestic Bolton Abbey and into the Yorkshire Dales. Skipton is the next town on the agenda, with the first of eight categorised climbs being contested on the Côte de Silsden. The following ascent comes on the cobbled rise up Haworth’s picturesque main street and another climb at Leeming must also be tackled before they face the infamous Côte de Shibden Wall. This cobbled brute could see splits form before the intermediate sprint at Clifton. The race then traverses from West to South Yorkshire and into Penistone, and another sprint is on the cards at Stocksbridge before the riders embark on a torturous 22km finishing circuit that features no-less than four categorised climbs. These come at Deepcar, Wigtwizzle, Ewden Height and Midhopestones before the race reaches its climax at Fox Valley.
In addition to the professional races, the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride will give amateur cyclists the chance to ride many of the roads ridden by the pros in a newly designed sportive route, which will start and finish in Fox Valley, Sheffield. The sportive route will follow parts of Stage 3 of the men's race whilst also taking in several alternative roads to allow for all 6000 participants to finish in their own time. Full details on how to participate can be found at http://letour.yorkshire.com/sportive
Alzheimer’s Society has also been confirmed as the official charity for the third edition of the Tour de Yorkshire. The news will signal the start of a range of fundraising initiatives throughout 2017 which aim to raise awareness of the great work the organisation does to care and support people affected by dementia.
Detailed stage profiles
Stage 1: Friday 28 April 2017: Bridlington to Scarborough (Route Map)
• Total stage length: 173km
• 2 x sprint points (Pocklngton and Whitby)
• 3 x King of the Mountains (Garrowby Hill, Goathland and Robin Hood's Bay).
Stage 2: Saturday 29 April 2017: Tadcaster to Harrogate (Route Map)
• Total stage length: 122.5km
• Same route for men and women
• 2 x sprint points (Knareborough and Ripon)
• 1 x King/ Queen of the Mountain (Lofthouse)
Stage 3: Sunday 30 April 2017:Bradford to Fox Valley - Sheffield (Route Map)
• Total stage length: 194.5km
• 2 x sprint points (Clifton and Stocksbridge)
• 8 x King of the Mountain (Silsden, Haworth, Leeming, Shibden Wall, Deepcar, Wigtwizzle, Ewden Height, Midhopestone)
Best places to view the Tour de Yorkshire in Ryedale
Think about what part of the race you really want to see. As you will be able to move about each stage you will have the option to see both the starts and finishes. There will be many locations throughout Ryedale that you will be able to stay for the day and enjoy all the activities going on. In Ryedale we have great community fan hubs planned so you can enjoy the atmosphere and for those not seeking their own spot at the roadside. The message is to think about what you want to see and plan your day.
Tour de Yorkshire Ryedale Accommodation
Ryedale is an idea base to be situated during the Tour de Yorkshire 2017, with excellent and quick rail and road links into York, Scarborough and further afield into the rest of Yorkshire. With rolling hills, unspoilt moors and market towns, this beautiful part of North Yorkshire is a popular visitor destination and is an ideal place for you to stay during the Tour de Yorkshire and under 30 minutes away from York. To view or to book places to stay in Ryedale, visit our Accommodation section.
Tour de Yorkshire 2017 Public Transport Information
Public transport provides the best way to get to the start and finish towns. Timetables will be available nearer to the time and information will also be available on www.letouryorkshire.com .
For localised public transport information in Ryedale, incorporating Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Malton, Pickering and the surrounding countryside, view our travel information page.
Temporary community car parks will be signed at spectator hubs across the district. Local charges apply. District Council car parking concessions apply in Malton and Norton.
For updates and information on the Tour de Yorkshire keep checking the official website www.letouryorkshire.com and sign up to receive the official newsletter.
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Ryedale - The Cycling Destination of North Yorkshire
Not only is Ryedale an excellent area to stay during the Tour de Yorkshire 2017, whether you regularly cycle or take your bicycle on holiday, or simply like the idea of spending a few hours exploring on two wheels - Ryedale is perfect for all ages and abilities. Cycling though forests, along country lanes, on high open moorland or by rolling fields is all possible. There is a great cycling network here, especially since the creation of the Moor to Sea Cycle route that links the towns of Whitby, Scarborough and Pickering. This 80 mile route takes you through all types of scenery and if you wish to cycle just a bit at a time you can easily do so.
Ride along the National Byway from the coast to the Howardian Hills, go for guided bike ride in the high moors of Rosedale or have a family day out on Dalby Forest's cycle trails, there are lots of opportunities to bring your bike out! For more information including routes and getting your bicycle to Ryedale, visit our cycling section.
Enjoyed watching? We have more great cycling events for spectating and participating in, visit our events page for more information.