Plan Ahead For The Tour de Yorkshire
6:03am 21st April 2017
In the final run up to the third Tour de Yorkshire, North Yorkshire County Council is asking people intending to watch Stage One of the race as it passes through Scarborough borough to plan ahead to ensure they make the most of the event.
The Tour de Yorkshire takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend, Friday 28 April to Sunday 30 April, with Friday seeing the elite cyclists race from Bridlington to Scarborough.
North Yorkshire County Council’s Corporate Director for Business and Environmental Services, David Bowe, said:
“To make the most of this great event, planning your Tour de Yorkshire day out will help you to enjoy the race and stay safe – spectators are encouraged to walk or cycle instead of driving to locations on the route and to behave responsibly.
“We want everyone watching the race to enjoy it, but we also want spectators to take care, be safe and respect their surroundings. The safety of the cyclists, other road users and spectators is paramount, so we are urging everyone to plan ahead and be prepared.”
There is some specific advice to anyone intending to watch Stage One of the race in Scarborough or Whitby:
Arrive early and stay after the race to make the most of North Yorkshire’s iconic seaside towns. Use the park and ride services to get into town. The Scarborough and Whitby sites will be fully operational on the day of the race, however some services will be affected by the race and associated rolling road closures.
In Whitby there will be some delays to services between 3.30pm and 4.30pm as the race passes through and in Scarborough, between 3.45pm and 6pm the park and ride services will only stop in York Place in the town centre. There will be no park and ride service to or from Aquarium Top, St Nicholas Street or St Thomas Street during this time.
Spectators are also being urged to leave cars at home if possible, but people who do drive should avoid parking on the race route at any time. Avoid standing on sections of the route that are narrow, have no verge or have walls with a drop behind them. They should keep to footpaths and protect dry stone walls by not climbing, standing or sitting on them.
Spectators are advised that the use of drones for photography is strictly prohibited. Dogs should be kept on a short lead and the race route kept clear until the last riders and the end of race vehicle have passed.