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WHAT IS THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE? 

The Tour De Yorkshire is an annual international bike race taking in some of the county's most spectacular scenery. Holding a 2.1 European tour UCI, this outstanding race attracts some of the world's best cyclists. This epic race will be broadcast live on TV in the UK and throughout Europe.

STAGES 

Stage 1: Friday 29th April 2016 -Beverley To Settle 186KM
Stage 2: Saturday 30th April 2016 -Otley To Doncaster 136KM
Stage 3: Sunday 1st May 2016 - Middlesborough To Scarborough 198KM

STAGE 3 TIMINGS

11.10    Middlesborough                                                                               
12.51    Thirsk                                                                                                  
 13.37    Kirbymoorside                                                                 
14.53    Sleights                                                                                          
 14.06    Whitby                                                                                               
15.12    Hawsker                                                                                   
 15.19    Fylingthorpe                            
15.23    Robin Hoods Bay
15.52    Hackness
16.03    East Ayton
16.07    Irton
16.08     Seamer
16.16    Oliver's Mount                              
16.25    Scarborough 

WHAT'S GOING ON NEAR YOU?

WHITBY

  • The race will arrive in Whitby at around 3pm.
  • There will be live music and food at an event in the railway station car park.
  • You can watch the progress of the race on a Big Screen at Dock End.
  • New Quay Road, Bridge Street and Church Street will be closed from 2pm to 4.30pm.
  • All train services to Whitby will be doubled in strength to 4 cars on Sunday 1st May.

ROBIN HOOD'S BAY

  • Riders are expected in Robin Hood's Bay at around 3:15pm

EAST AYTON

  • The tour arrives in East Ayton at around 4pm.
  • The route is the "reverse" of 2015 whereby the riders will be coming from Forge Valley, down Castlegate, along Main Street and then they continue along the B1261 toward Irton.
  • The Parish Council have been asking for help to decorate the Village so that Castlegate and Main Street look their very best.
  • Over 400 mini jerseys have been specially knitted for the event and will form part of the villages' bunting.
  • St John the Baptist Church are doing light refreshments from 2pm (tea, coffee and biscuits/cakes).

SCARBOROUGH OLIVER'S MOUNT

  • Just ahead of the finish, Oliver's Mount provides the final king of the mountains summit.
  • The leaders are expected at around 4:15pm.
  • Mere Lane and Oliver’s Mount will be closed from 2pm to 6pm. Pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained until the police race escort arrives.

SCARBOROUGH FORESHORE ROAD

  • The programme of events will feature performances by the Coastival choir outside the Rotunda Museum, a vintage band and music stage with Yorkshire Coast College on South Bay, and street theatre.
  • There will be a Big Screen showing live coverage of the race on Foreshore Road, and another on Sandside.
  • Sandside and Foreshore Road will be closed from 2pm to 6pm.

  • Marine Drive and Royal Albert Drive will be closed from 5am to 9pm, except for the section between The Sands and Albert Road (Chain Hill), which will be closed from 8pm on Saturday to 9pm on Sunday.

  • Queens Parade will be closed from 2pm to 6pm.

SCARBOROUGH FINISH LINE

  • The winner is expected to cross the line at around 4:25pm musicians, street performers and singers will be on hand to entertain spectators in Scarborough
  • There will be live coverage of the race on a Big Screen.
  • Northern Train Services will be strengthened between Hull and Scarborough giving double normal capacity for the race finish at Scarborough on Sunday 1st.

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ROAD CLOSURES

Most of the road closures throughout the stage will be rolling closures. Roads will be closed about 20 to 30 minutes before the race. They will reopen as soon as the race has passed. The last race vehicle will be clearly identified.

However, some longer closures will be needed at key points along the route.

Cote de Grosmont
Fair Head Lane from its junctions with Front Street Grosmont/Eskdaleside to the A169 will be closed from 1pm to 4.30pm. A diversion via Eskdaleside and the A169 will be in place. Pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained until the police race escort arrives.

Whitby harbour area
New Quay Road, Bridge Street and Church Street will be closed from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Scarborough, Oliver’s Mount
For the final king of the mountains summit, Mere Lane and Oliver’s Mount will be closed from 2pm to 6pm. Pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained until the police race escort arrives.

Scarborough seafront
Sandside and Foreshore Road will be closed from 2pm to 6pm. Marine Drive and Royal Albert Drive will be closed from 5am to 9pm, except for the section between The Sands and Albert Road (Chain Hill), which will be closed from 8pm on Saturday to 9pm on Sunday. Queens Parade will be closed from 2pm to 6pm.

Closures may be lengthened for safety reasons on the day.

Safety for riders and spectators is paramount, so vehicles should not be parked on the race route. Details of car parking arrangements are available at www.northyorks.gov.uk/tour

 PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Scarborough Open Top Buses: Due to seafront road closures, Scarborough Open Top Service 109 cannot run on Sunday 1 May.
  • Service 128: The cyclists come through Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside between 1pm and 2.15pm, which will cause some disruption to Service 128 between Pickering and Helmsley.  The journey that leaves Scarborough at 11.35am will leave Scarborough as normal, but is likely to be severely delayed between Kirkybymoorside and Helmsley.  The journey between Helmsley and Sinnington, due to leave Helmsley at 1.30pm, will not run - this journey will start at Sinnington at 1.58pm.  The 12.35pm journey from Scarborough will only run as far as Sinnington, missing the part of the journey between Sinnington and Helmsley.  The journeys that leave Helmsley at 2.30pm and Scasrborough at 3.35pm will run the full route, but are likely to suffer delays.
  • Bus services within Scarborough: Buses in Scarborough will affected by rolling road closures through the town itself.  Service 7/17 journeys between Scarborough Town Centre and Eastfield are likely to suffer delays between 3.30pm and 5pm.  We recommend people travelling between Eastfield and Scarborough Town Centre travel before 3pm/after 5pm if possible, to avoid the disruption.
  • Bus services going to/from Scarborough: Service 120/X20 and 121 buses in and out of Scarborough are likely to suffer delays along Filey Road.  These include the buses that leave Scarborough at 4.05pm and 4.35pm, and the buses into Scarborough that leave Hull at 1.25pm (121), Bridlington at 2.40pm and 3.40pm (120) and Filey at 4.10pm (X20).
  • Scarborough Park & Ride: Due to Seamer Road and Filey Road being closed, Park & Ride buses will be suspended for a short time, from 3.45pm, and will resume as soon as the roads reopen.

 

RACE AMBASSADORS

The official race ambassadors are expected in the following locations:

  • East Ayton, Walkers Fish Restaurant (3:00pm)
  • Cote de Oliver’s Mount summit (3:30pm)
  • Scarborough finish (3:50pm).

The ambassadors include:

Brian Robinson, the first Briton to win a stage of the Tour de France,

Malcolm Elliott, one of Britain’s best-loved and most successful cyclists of all time and a Yorkshireman.

Barry Hoban, also a Yorkshiremanwho won eight stages of the Tour de France between 1967 and 1975

Denise Burton Cole, world class rider and daughter of the legendary Yorkshire cyclist Beryl Burton.

Bernard Hinault, the five-time winner of the Tour de France.