Tour de Yorkshire 2018 to travel through our district
The Tour de Yorkshire is making a welcome return to the Wakefield district in 2018!
On the second day, Friday 4 May, the route will come into the district at South Elmsall before travelling through Ackworth and Pontefract and leaving the district at Castleford. This is part of the second stage which starts in Barnsley and ends in Ilkley.
The second stage of both the men’s and women’s race will travel the district.
Cllr Jacquie Speight, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport at Wakefield Council, said: “It is great that we’re welcoming back this fantastic sporting event.
“This prestigious cycle race is an excellent platform to showcase what we have and to bring visitors into the area.
“The previous races were a huge success, which created a lot of excitement in cycling and saw many thousands of people giving their support by lining the route. I hope that the Tour will be just as successful as in previous years and will give another huge boost to our district.”
The Tour de Yorkshire race is organised by Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), in association with British Cycling.
As well as visiting the Wakefield district, the 2017 cyclists will race from Beverley to Doncaster on Thursday 3 May, from Richmond to Scarborough on Saturday 5 May, and from Halifax to Leeds on Sunday 6 May. The event features both men and women’s races.
The first Tour de Yorkshire took place in 2015. It forms part of the legacy of the historic Yorkshire Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014.
To keep up to date with all the latest information about the Tour de Yorkshire, and to find details of all four stages, visit
www.letouryorkshire.com. You can also check this page for regular updates and advice on how to prepare and plan for the race travelling through the district.
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