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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, Nidderdale, Ripon and Harrogate.  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. 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.

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.

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 déjà vu

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.

For more details on what's happening in each location, and other events celebrating the Tour de Yorkshire see below.

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  1. Harrogate Cycling Festival and Tour de Yorkshire Finish

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    Harrogate Cycling Festival and Tour de Yorkshire Finish

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    Tour de Yorkshire

    Harrogate

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

    Harrogate will be hosting a Spectator Fan...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Apr 2017 To 30 Apr 2017
  2. Tour de Yorkshire stage 2 start in Tadcaster

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    Tour de Yorkshire stage 2 start in Tadcaster

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    Tour de Yorkshire

    Make a day of the Tour de Yorkshire in the town, with the women's race in the morning and men's race in the afternoon. The events will include the race 'publicity caravan', which gives you a chance to get your hands on some race goodies. The town will host the race ambassadors too. This is an...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017
  3. Tour de Yorkshire - Lofthouse - Climb of the Day

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    Tour de Yorkshire - Lofthouse - Climb of the Day

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    Tour de Yorkshire

    One of the big features of racing on Saturday 29th April is the climb out of Lofthouse. A long-time favourite of locals the Cote de Lofthouse, also known as Trapping Hill, is a brutal ascent that will test both the women and men’s pelotons.

    Lofthouse will be offering a warm welcome to...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017
  4. Trinity Tour de Yorkshire Refreshments

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    Trinity Tour de Yorkshire Refreshments

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    Tour de Yorkshire

    Harrogate

    Trinity Methodist Church, which is by the Prince of Wales roundabout in Harrogate, will be providing light refreshments - coffee, delicious cakes, light lunches and afternoon teas on the Saturday of theTour de Yorkshire. All are very welcome.

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017
  5. 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
  6. Tour De Workhouse

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    Tour De Workhouse

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    Tour de Yorkshire

    Ripon

    Have a go at cycling Victorian Style. Pop along to the Workhouse museum & have a go at riding a Penny Farthing with the one and only 'Mr Phoebus Penny Farthing Experience' (both child & adult sizes will be available as well as safety helmets!) Enjoy a variety of Victorian leisure and lycra-free...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017
  7. 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 (11.25 a.m. - 11.45 a.m.) and the men’s race in the late afternoon (4.00 p.m. - 4.15...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017
  8. StrEat does Tour de Yorkshire

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    StrEat does Tour de Yorkshire

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    Tour de Yorkshire

    Harrogate

    A mini StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival, some of the region's best Street Food traders will be rolling into town. So pull up a deckchair, be entertained, eat, drink and watch lots of fit people do exercise....

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017
  9. Tour de Yorkshire in Masham

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    Masham

    Enjoy the best of Masham as the Tour de Yorkshire comes to town.  Famous for its beer, and its annual steam fair masham is a town that knows how to celebrate.  They will be just that on Saturday 29th April when the Tour de Yorkshire visits their pretty Streets, with plenty of local 'refreshement'...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017
  10. Yorkshire Mini Beer and Gin Festival

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    Yorkshire Mini Beer and Gin Festival

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    Tour de Yorkshire

    Ripon

    Event to celebrate the Yorkshire Le Tour passing through West Tanfield over the weekend of April 28/29/30 and May 1st.

    Dates

    From:
    28 Apr 2017 To 1 May 2017
  11. Tour de Yorkshire in Knaresborough

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    Tour de Yorkshire in Knaresborough

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    Tour de Yorkshire

    Knaresborough celebrates the return of the professional peloton to the town for the third time since 2014. 

    The Market Square will fill with music, food, drinks and entertainment for the day providing a great place to come and enjoy the race.  There will also be a big screen showing both the...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017

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