Not coming to see the race?
The Tour de Yorkshire is a fabulous celebration of our landscape, our towns and spirit, so whether you are a cycling fan or not we hope you will come along and experience all this for yourself, either at or away from the race.
Open as usual
If you’re not too excited by the cycle racing you will easily be able to escape the excitement of the race and explore the towns on the route as usual. Tadcaster and Harrogate will see a greater race presence due to their roles as the start and finish respectively.
Harrogate though will be open as usual as the race takes place on the edge of the town centre between the main shopping area and the popular Montpellier Quarter.
Out of Harrogate and Tadcaster the race will move in a rolling road closure that will typically last between 40 – 60 minutes, reopening between the women’s and men’s races to allow traffic to continue as normal. To see when the race is expected to pass certain areas please check the projected race timings when they are available at the official Tour de Yorkshire website
The exception to this will be Upper Nidderdale where there will be extra traffic management and a one way system in place on the road out of Lofthouse to Masham in that direction, however there will be plenty to entertain visitors to the upper dale, and being in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales it won’t take long for walkers to soon be away from the crowds.
In Harrogate and Tadcaster there will be some longer road closures in the immediate vicinity of the race route, but clearly marked diversions will be in place. These longer road closures in both towns will not affect pedestrians and cyclists, only motor vehicles.
every reason to come for a great day out
Don’t worry if you area coming to the area for a reason other than the Tour de Yorkshire, Harrogate and the other towns will remain very much open for business with a great array of shops, cafes and points of interest for visitors, as well as the festival atmosphere alongside the actual race route itself.