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Places to Watch the Tour de Yorkshire

The route for Stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire includes some of the most iconic and delightful locations in and around Tadcaster, Wetherby, Nidderdale and Harrogate.  Due to the compact nature of this race route, it will be possible to see each race twice in certain locations. See our Spectator Info page for more details.

The theme of this stage is Historic Market towns, and the race will be passing through some of our best!

Tadcaster: Race Start

The ceremonial start of the race is in Tadcaster, this is where you will get the chance to meet the riders, get a few signatures and souvenirs and see the team preparations.  In addition to this there will be a large viewing screen and a host of activities for everyone throughout the day.  Tadcaster will be offering a big Yorkshire welcome to the world of cycling, and the race will celebrate the reopening of the bridge that was damaged in the 2015 Boxing Day floods, with riders crossing the bridge as they set off on this 122km route.

Boston Spa

At Boston Spa the famous red flag will be lowered, and the competitive racing will begin, riders thinking about the sprint point in Knaresborough hoping to break away early. 

Wetherby

This beautiful market town has an attractive and thriving High Street and will be a great spot to wave the cyclists on, and spectators can be sure of plenty to do to pass the time between the two races.

Knaresborough

Knaresborough is the location for the first of the two sprints on the stage.  The sprint competition sees riders compete for the points awarded for the first competitors over the line at various locations throughout the race; the rider with the most points will be awarded the Sprint Jersey at the end of each day.

Burnt Yates

This pretty village that overlooks the valley of Nidderdale is the one place you can see each race twice without changing location.  There is a significant hill just a short walk away at Bedlam, while not categorised for the King of the Mountains competition, this slope will slow the riders and give fans a chance to cheer their heroes on.

Pateley Bridge

This pretty market town with its award winning High Street provided one of the most iconic images of Stage 1 last year as the riders whizzed down past the crowds.  Pateley Bridge will have events and entertainments taking place throughout the day to celebrate the tour.

Lofthouse

Day two features just one King of the Mountains climb, but what a climb it is.  The Côte de Lofthouse, known locally as Trapping Hill, is a brutal ascent and guaranteed to offer a sensational spectator experience.  There will be refreshments available and activities taking place throughout the day.

Masham

At Masham the race will evoke memories of the Grand Depart in 2014, but this time the race will pass right through the picturesque market place where there a range of attractions and activities taking place all day.

West Tanfield

This little pretty village punched above its weight as a great location to see the Tour de France in 2014 and will do so again in 2017.

Ripon

The last market place on this stage belongs to Ripon, where a special market and a day of entertainment and events will take place to celebrate the return of the professions peloton.  The race will leave Ripon via the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens.

Burnt Yates again…

Harrogate : Race Finish

The long straight run into Harrogate became the venue for a nail-biting finish in 2014 as Cavendish crashed and Marcel Kittel secured the Yellow Jersey.

The final mile into Harrogate will be the same, as the race dips down to pass the Royal Hall, and then up to the Stray for the sprint to the line.

As well as the finish line, Harrogate will be hosting a fan Zone with a big screen, food and drink, and the whole town will be buzzing with the excitement of the race.  A number of events will take place through the day and evening.

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  1. Tour de Yorkshire Finish & Fan Zone

    Tour de Yorkshire Finish & Fan Zone

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    Tour de Yorkshire

    On Saturday 29th April Harrogate will reprise its role as the Finish line destination for a world class cycle race with the Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race and Men’s Stage 2 both heading to town, having started in Tadcaster a few hours earlier.

    Harrogate will be hosting activities and...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Apr 2017 To 30 Apr 2017
  2. Ripon City celebrates the Tour de Yorkshire

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    Ripon City celebrates the Tour de Yorkshire

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    Tour de Yorkshire

    Ripon

    The Tour de Yorkshire is coming to Ripon and the city centre will be full of family fun and entertainment to celebrate the race.  There will be two races, with the women’s race coming through the town late morning, and the men’s race in the late afternoon.

    Ripon has the added thrill of a...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017
  3. An Evening of Cycling

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    An Evening of Cycling

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    Tour de Yorkshire

    Harrogate

    Celebrate Harrogate's rich cycling culture past, present and future with cycling experts and enthusiasts as the Tour de Yorkshire comes to town. Included in your museum admission ticket.

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017

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