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Tour de Yorkshire 2019

2018 Tour de Yorkshire finish line - Alex Whitehead
Stage 1 - Tour de France - credit Welcome to Yorkshire
Tour de Yorkshire - riders - credit Alex Broadway, SWpix

The fifth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire men’s race will take place between from 2–5 May 2019, and has been upgraded to HC status by the UCI. It encompasses all four corners of the county and takes in 150 villages, towns and cities along the way.

The women’s race will take place between 3-4 May meaning that for the first time ever, it will be held on a Friday and Saturday to allow more people to celebrate the race. The women’s stages will begin in the morning with the men’s following in the afternoon.

Millions of spectators are expected to line the route over the four days of action which takes in areas of Leeds on Friday 3 May and returns for the spectacular finale in the city centre on Sunday 5 May.

Friday 3 May: 
Men’s Stage 2 and Women’s Stage 1 – Barnsley to Bedale

Riders will enter the Leeds area from Castleford passing Allerton Bywater before entering Kippax. They will then pass through Garforth and on towards Barwick in Elmet. The route then goes through Scholes, Shadwell, Alwoodley, Bramhope and Pool, leaving the Leeds area over Pool Bridge, heading towards Harrogate and finishing in Bedale.

Sunday 5 May: 
Stage 4 – Halifax to Leeds

Riders will enter Leeds from the north through Otley. They will ride up East Chevin Road and towards Cookridge, heading down Green Lane and back up Tinshill Lane onto Otley Old Road. The route then follows Spen Lane down to the A65 then up Cockshot Lane to Stanningley Road before using Canal Road to head back down, crossing the A65 again, to reach Burley Road. The final sprint will take riders into the city centre for the rip-roaring finish on the Headrow to the front of the Town Hall and Art Gallery.


Sunday 5 May:
Tour de Yorkshire Ride 

This Sportiv event is running in conjunction with the Tour de Yorkshire once again, providing up to 5,000 riders the chance to ride much of the same route as the professionals and crossing the same finish line as them on the Headrow in Leeds city centre.

As in previous years there are three different distances you can enter. Find out more at

For more information about Tour de Yorkshire go to


With one month to go until the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation have unveiled the highly anticipated race timings.

To help everyone stay safe and enjoy the race, rolling road closures will be managed by the police. This means that the traffic will be stopped up to 30 minutes ahead of the first cyclist and then when all the official and team vehicles have passed, the roads will reopen again. Typically each closure is in place for between 20 and 50 minutes, depending on the severity of the stage, how far into the stage the race is and the weather.

Estimated timings for points on the route of each stage are now available on the Tour de Yorkshire event website, along with maps, team news and everything else you need to enjoy a great day of cycling.

For the full schedule and race timings visit 


Event Village:  1st–5th May, Millennium Square, Leeds

The, free to enter, cultural hub will also be the venue for the eagerly anticipated Eve of Tour celebrations on Wednesday 1st May with spectacular live music, entertainment and the TDY team presentations on a stage in Millennium Square. The event is open to all and is a fantastic way to kick off the fifth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Between Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd come down and watch the race on the big screen and grab a bite to eat, then on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May, Millennium Square in Leeds will be the host of a giant cultural hub with interactive family friendly fun for all.

The Village will play host to an abundance of entertainment which will include amazing music, delicious food and drink, family fun activities and lots more to help celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire.

The Village is being organised by Welcome to Yorkshire and Leeds City Council. 

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