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.
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As part of our Tour De Yorkshire coverage, Paddy will be hosting a roadshow at the finish line between 1 and 4pm and we'd love to see you there! There’ll be live music from Whitby’s Alistair Griffin and you can win all sorts of prizes courtesy of Welcome To Yorkshire including tickets to Alpmarea, The SJT, North Yor Moors railway and much more!
VIDEO OF THE STAGE 1 ROUTE
Take a look at the video of the official Tour De Yorkshire route ...
A Tour Of The Stage 1 Route
Team Aqua Blue Sport's Yorkshire-born British Road Race Champion Adam Blythe explores stage 1 of the route.
STAGE 1 TIMINGS
WHAT'S GOING ON NEAR YOU?
- There will be a Big Screen on Pembrook Gardens.
- Street Performers (at intervals) in the raceway
- County Crier (Michael Wood)
- Cast of Fiddler on the Roof - Spotlight Theatre Co.
- 23-year-old Bethany Playforth has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair, she'll be dropping the flag at the start line outside the Bridlington Spa which will officially signal the beginning of the race. Bethany began the very first Tour de Yorkshire back in 2015, which also started in Bridlington.
- A sand artist will be working on a sculpture on the beach near Bridlington Spa
- Street artists will be performing on streets near the ceremonial start.
- Big Screens will be located on Foreshore Road and Royal Albert Drive, which will be showing live televised footage of the race.
- Entertainment and events will take place in South Bay, North Bay and the town centre throughout the afternoon
- Entertainment in North Bay will include Bicycle Ballet, a surreal theatrical experience known as ‘The Lift’, the Jelly Roll Jazz Band and performances from Scarborough’s YMCA and Pauline Quirke Academy
- During the afternoon, the crowds will also get to cheer on three cycling spectaculars; a schools’ cycling challenge, a parade from Scarborough and Ryedale Community Cycling including riders on specially adapted bikes and, after the official Tour de Yorkshire Stage One finish and presentations, a children’s Go-Ride event.
- Scarborough School of Arts will be installing artwork on Foreshore Road in South Bay
- Friarage School Choir will be perform at the Town Hall on St Nicholas Street
- The Yorkshire Coast Radio Roadshow will be on Royal Albert Drive.
The full programme is as follows:
- 12.30pm – 1.30pm : Yorkshire Bank Bike Library children’s race (North Bay)
- 1.00pm – 1.30pm : ‘The Lift’ - surreal theatrical experience (North Bay)
- 1.00pm – 1.45pm : Bicycle Ballet (North Bay)
- 1.00pm – 5.00pm : View The Gigantic Jersey artwork (hillside overlooking North Bay)
- 1.00pm – 5.00pm : Scarborough School of Arts music stage (Foreshore Road, South Bay)
- 1.30pm – 2.00pm : Friarage School Choir (Town Hall, St Nicholas Street)
- 2.00pm – 2.45pm : Jelly Roll Jazz Band (Town Hall, St Nicholas Street)
- 2.30pm – 3.00pm : ‘The Lift’ - surreal theatrical experience (North Bay)
- 2.30pm – 3.30pm : ‘The Final Mile’ - parade by Scarborough and Ryedale Community Cycling including riders on specially adapted bikes
- 3.00pm – 3.45pm : Bicycle Ballet (North Bay)
- 4.00pm – 4.30pm : ‘The Lift’ - surreal theatrical experience (North Bay)
- 4.00pm – 4.45pm : Jelly Roll Jazz Band (North Bay)
- 6.00pm : Go Ride children’s event (North Bay, from Hairy Bob’s Skatepark)
- There will be a Big Screen along with entertainment and food on Dock End.
- Whitby Town Council are celebrating the Tour de Yorkshire with a work of land art on the Donkey Field, with the kind permission of the Strickland Estate. This field is below St Mary’s Church so it can be seen across Whitby.
The vast majority of the race route will be closed under rolling road closures, typically lasting for up to an hour per race.
To enable the race to pass safely no parking will be permitted on the race route.
To allow the installation and removal of race infrastructure in Scarborough and Whitby to ensure the race is safe for spectators and riders, it will be necessary to close or restrict parking on several roads in and around both town centres.
The only road closure will be from 6pm on Thursday, 27 April to 6pm on Friday, 28 April on Kingston Road/South Marine Drive, Bridlington, from Cardigan Road to, and including, Pembroke Terrace.
The rest of the Bridlington route will see rolling road closures
The following roads will be closed 2pm-6pm. Parking suspended 8am to 6pm:
- New Quay Road,
- Bridge Street
- Church Street
Closed 10am Thursday, 27 April to 9pm Friday, 28 April.Parking suspended from 8am Thursday to 9pm Friday:
- Royal Albert Drive – The Sands Complex to Albert Road (Chain Hill)
Closed 6am to 9pm Friday, 28 April. Parking suspended from 10pm Thursday, 27 April to 9pm Friday, 28 April:
- Royal Albert Drive/Marine Drive – Harbour roundabout to Albert Road (Chain Hill)
- Albert Road (Chain Hill)
- Peasholm Gap (Peasholm roundabout to the Sands Complex)
Rolling road closures from 3.45pm to 5.25pm, Friday, 28 April. Parking suspended from 8am to 6pm
- Peasholm Road
- North Marine Drive
- St Thomas Street
- St Nicholas Street
- Falconers Road
- Vernon Road
Closed from 3pm to 6pm Friday, 28 April. Parking suspended from 8am to 6pm Friday, 28 April:
- Foreshore Road
Whitby to Scarborough Routes
It is recommended that motorists allow additional time for their journeys if they are travelling in Scarborough between 3pm and 6pm and Whitby between 2pm and 6pm on the Friday.
Additional parking restrictions
The following roads will also be subject to parking restrictions as they are on bus diversion routes:
- Valley Bridge – Friday, 10am to 7pm
- Aberdeen Walk – Friday, Noon to 7pm.
Race Finish Planning
As part of the planning for the race finish, the potential risks that a high tide and adverse weather conditions could pose on the stage finish have been considered.
Plans are being developed to move the finish to an alternative location should weather conditions result in a closure of Marine Drive and Royal Albert Drive.
The alternative finish will be on Queen’s Parade on the cliff top above the finish area.
Representatives from Scarborough Borough Council will be in contact with properties on Queen’s Parade and North Marine Road to discuss these plans in more detail.
Industrial action on Northern Trains means a reduced service between Hull and Scarborough and Middlesbrough and Whitby on Friday. Some services may be replaced by busses.
Timetables for Friday are available below.