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Spectator Information

The Tour de Yorkshire is free to watch from all locations at the roadside, at the start or at the finish line. 

Some places will be very popular with larger crowds of fans gathering from early on so it is worth considering this when planning your day and deciding what time to arrive at your chosen place.

Many of the towns and villages along the route will be planning a day of special events to celebrate the race so you can be sure of plenty going on inbetween the two races on Saturday 29th April to keep fans entertained, see our Places to Watch page for more information.

Dry Stone Walls

Please do not stand on or climb up dry stone walls to view the race.

One of the distinctive features of the roads in the Yorkshire Dales is the Dry Stone Walls that line the fields and roadside.  So name, because there is not mortar or cement used to hold the walls together they are built so the weight of the stone provides the stability. 

while temping to stand on to get a better, view these walls are not designed to withstand climbing on and this could lead to them collapsing. 
 

Race times

The exact times will be available on the official Tour de Yorkshire website soon, where you will also be able to get an idea of when the race may arrive at particular places. 

The Women’s race will take place in the morning and the men’s race starting after lunchtime in the afternoon.

How road closures will work

The Tour de Yorkshire takes place within a rolling road closure which lasts on average about 40 minutes in most locations. 

In some locations there will be road closures that last longer, these will likely include Bridge Street in Tadcaster, Market Place West in Ripon and Parliament Street in Harrogate. 

Confirmation and details of these will be published in the coming weeks.

Moving around between locations

It will be possible for spectators willing to move around to see each race twice and at Burnt Yates without moving at all!   This will be possible by moving between Harrogate and Knaresborough for example, and this will offer the option of using  public transport to move between the towns. 

However spectators thinking of moving should be aware that some routes may be busy not only due to other spectators but also from diverted traffic, and those wish to see everything may end up missing everything.

For example while it may seem that fit cyclists could travel from Lofthouse to Harrogate and stand a chance of catching the end, however it is likely they would run into the race road closures and crowds as they near Harrogate and not be able to get into the town centre.

More information for spectators at this years Tour de Yorkshire will be added to these pages as it is confirmed.

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