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Tour de Yorkshire 2019

The Tour de Yorkshire returns for its fifth year and once again Harrogate and the surrounding towns are set to play a starring role on two of the four days of racing.

Friday 3 May: Women’s Race Stage One and Men’s Race Stage Two

The second day of racing on the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 takes the race from Barnsley in South Yorkshire, to Bedale in North Yorkshire, just north of Masham.
Both the women and the men will take on exactly the same course which features a guest appearance by Harrogate, and the technical finishing loop that will be used later in the year for most of the races in the UCI Road World Championships.  This day of the Tour de Yorkshire will be the only chance riders will get to ride the Harrogate circuit before September.

Not only will the riders take in a lap of the challenging 14km course, but they will also sprint for extra points on what in September will be the finish line.
The race then leaves the town centre on the long straight road that passes RHS Garden Harlow Carr before heading on through the pretty village of Ripley.

From there both races will then ride on to Ripon, and a tricky entrance to the city centre passing by the town square.  As the races leave Ripon there will be just 20km to finish line and the stage expected to end with a sprint finish; the state of racing here will shape the approach to Bedale, and who has a chance of claiming victory on the line. 

Sunday 5 May: Mens Race Stage Four

The final day of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire will repeat the epic final stage of the 2018 race with some of the most challenging climbs Yorkshire has to offer.  This route travels from Halifax to Leeds, but going very much the scenic route, with a detour into the Yorkshire dales and over one of its most punishing climbs; the infamous Côte de Park Rash.  

The locally feared climb will test any legs and the far from smooth descent through Coverdale will allow only limited recovery.  

From there the race makes its way into the beautiful Yorkshire Dales town of Masham.  Famed for its two traditional breweries and suitably adept at organising a good time, Masham will celebrate with tour with its now usual enthusiasm as the race snakes through its winding streets.

The race leaves Masham through its delightful surrounding villages before a long drag over the moors which can be prone to headwinds and catching inclement weather before rolling down into Nidderdale.

In what has become a more than familiar scene, the peloton of riders will sweep down Pateley Bridge’s award winning high street and over its gentle triple arched bridge.  They then ride straight into the imposing banks of the Greenhow Hill.

.This two mile ascent will split the now tired field and could be the launch point for an attack that could last all the way to Leeds.  Local knowledge has paid off before on Greenhow with its false summits and tricky profile so a Yorkshire rider would be a popular choice to master this climb.  

A County That Celebrates Like No Other

As always the roads will be lined with crowds cheering on the race.  Colourful flags and bunting will adorn the towns and villages as Yorkshire turns blue and yellow for the race once again.   For a taste of how Yorkshire celebrates a world class bike race see our Tour Wall below.

If you can’t wait until May, you can find great cycle routes on our cycling pages as well cycle friendly accommodation and cycle cafes and shops.

There is every reason to bring the bike when you visit the Harrogate district.

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  1. Tour de Yorkshire 2019 - Ripon

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    Harrogate

    The majestic cathedral city of Ripon sees the Tour de Yorkshire pass through twice on Friday 3 May as the women’s and men’s races negotiate a tricky entry to the city centre.  The city falls at a point in the race when the sprint teams will be beginning to think about the tactics for the final push...

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    3 May 2019 To 3 May 2019
  2. Tour de Yorkshire 2019 - Pateley Bridge and Greenhow Hill

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    Pateley Bridge

    The now infamous final stage of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire returns for another year.  This brutal sequence of challenging climbs turns the race on its head for the final day as the peloton goes from Halifax to Leeds – the hilly way.  The riders will enjoy the now traditional sweeping descent down...

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    5 May 2019 To 5 May 2019
  3. Tour de Yorkshire 2019 - Harrogate

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    Harrogate

    Stage 2 of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire will get a special sneak peak of the punishing road circuit that will be at the centre of the UCI Road World Championships in September.

    With both the women’s and men’s races taking a lap of the circuit and racing for sprint points on what will be the...

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    3 May 2019 To 3 May 2019
  4. Tour de Yorkshire 2019 - Masham

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    Masham

    Since the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014 Masham has welcomed Yorkshire’s cycle races with vibrant and colourful celebrations.  With legs burning from the brutal climb of Park Rash and the far from flat descent through the picturesque Coverdale the race will pass Masham town square with...

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    5 May 2019 To 5 May 2019
  5. Kirkby Malzeard Family Fun Day

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    Kirkby Malzeard Fun Day!
    After the success of a wonderful day last year, Kirkby Malzead is planning a Big Village Party to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire bike race which will zoom up the Main Street on Sunday 5th May .

    Starting at 11.00am with a Parade of classic cars and tractors preceded by a...

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    5 May 2019 To 5 May 2019

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