Tour de Yorkshire 2019

Tour de Yorkshire - 2 - 5 May 2019Tour de Yorkshire 2019 to travel through our district on 3 May

The Tour de Yorkshire is returning to the Wakefield district on Friday 3 May 2019!

Stage 2 of the men’s race and Stage 1 of the women’s races will both pass through parts of the district as they ride from Barnsley to Bedale. The cyclists will enter the Wakefield district at Ryhill and Havercroft and travel towards Nostell Priory, before heading along the B6428 into Purston Jaglin.

Tour de Yorkshire stage 2 men's routeThe riders will turn left onto Pontefract Road and ride through Featherstone towards Pontefract, travelling through Town End junction along the A645 and turning left at North Baileygate before following Monkhill Lane and Spittal Hardwick Lane into Airedale.

Once in Airedale, the cyclists will head to Redhill Drive, Queen’s Park Drive and Ferrybridge Road before arriving on Bridge Street, travelling over Lock Lane Bridge and out of the district towards Allerton Bywater.

Cllr Jacquie Speight, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: “I’m very pleased that we’re welcoming this fantastic sporting event back to our district.
“It generates a lot of interest and enthusiasm and is an excellent platform to showcase our area and encourage visitors into the area.

“I hope that once again hundreds of spectators will line the route and the Tour will be just as successful as in previous years, giving another huge boost to our district.”

Race times and traffic disruption - plan your day on 3 May

To minimise disruption, rolling road closures are being put in place during both races instead of full closures. They will come into effect approximately 15 minutes before the races pass through and are likely to last a maximum of 45 minutes.

Tour de Yorkshire stage 2 women's routeThe women’s race is expected to enter Notton at around 9.25am and leave Castleford at around 10am, based on a 9am start at Barnsley.

The men’s race is expected to enter Notton at around 3pm and leave Castleford at around 3.30pm, based on a 2.45pm start at Barnsley.

Times are approximate and are subject to change. Further updates will be posted here. For the latest information, visit the Tour de Yorkshire website.

It has also been confirmed that the exit slip roads of Junction 32 of the M62 are expected to be closed from approximately 9.40am until 10.25am, and from 3.15pm until 4pm. The closures are being facilitated by Highways England on behalf of Welcome to Yorkshire.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to plan their day in advance to minimise any inconvenience caused and spectators are encouraged to ensure they are in their preferred location in good time.

Approximate race times

Women's race, based on a 9.05am start in Barnsley:

Purston Jaglin9.41am
Castleford9.52 am


Men's race, based on a 2.45pm start in Barnsley:

Purston Jaglin3.18pm

Roads affected by rolling closures

Street Name  Section of road affected
Bleakley Lane, Notton Full length
Notton Lane, Notton Bleakley Lane / Chevet Lane to Navvy Lane
Navvy Lane, Royston  Full length
Church Lane, HavercroftNavvy Lane / Cold Hiendley Common Lane to Ten Lands Lane 
Ten Lands Lane, HavercroftFull length
Havercroft Green (B6428), Ryhill Full length
Mill Lane, Ryhill Full length
School Lane, RyhillFull length
Nostell Lane, RyhillFull length
Swine Lane, WintersettFull length
Garmil Lane, Wragby  Swine Lane to Doncaster Road (A638)
Doncaster Road (A638), Wragby   Garmil Lane to Cross Hands Lane
Cross Hands Lane, Wragby (B6428)Full length
Went Lane, Wragby (B6428) Full length
Ackworth Road (B6421), Featherstone  Went Lane to Hall Street 
Hall Street (B6421), Featherstone Full length
Pontefract Road (A645), Featherstone Hall Street to Wakefield Road (A645), Pontefract
Wakefield Road (A645), Pontefract  Full length
Jubilee WayAt the junction with Mill Hill Road, Wakefield Road and Southgate
Southgate (A645)Full length
South Baileygate (A645)Southgate to Tanners Row
Tanners RowFull length
North BaileygateTanners Row to Mill Dam Lane
Mill Dam Lane Full length
Ferrybridge Road, PontefractMill Dam Lane to Monkhill Lane
Monkhill Lane Full length
Spittal Hardwick Lane, Castleford & Pontefract Full length
Holywell Lane Spittal Hardwick Road to Fryton Road
Fryston RoadHolywell Lane to Redhill Drive
Redhill Drive Full length
Queens Park Drive Redhill Drive to Ferrybridge Road
Ferrybridge Road, Castleford  Full length
Bridge Street, CastlefordFull length
Lock Lane, CastlefordFull length

Local businesses and schools are advised to consider how the rolling road closures may affect them, and plan accordingly.


Tour de Yorkshire graph

Celebrate Yorkshire’s famous race!

If your community group or organisation is planning Tour de Yorkshire activities, entertainment or festivities, feel free to share them with us by emailing

We will be sharing our plans and activities for the day on our ‘Events in Wakefield’ Facebook page.

The Tour de Yorkshire race is organised by Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), in association with British Cycling.

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.

This is the fourth time the Wakefield district has welcomed the Tour de Yorkshire. Wakefield city centre hosted the start of Stage 3 in 2015, with the race passing through in 2016 and 2018.

Bin collections on race day

Our waste collection teams will be making slight adjustments to their routes on Friday 3 May. This means Ryhill residents whose bins are due to be emptied on Friday 3 May should make sure they put their bin out the night before the race, and leave it out for longer if it hasn’t been emptied, as bin collections may be earlier or later than usual.

Pontefract Crematorium and Garden of Remembrance, and Ryhill Cemetery

We are also advising people who may be planning on visiting Pontefract Crematorium and Garden of Remembrance, or Ryhill Cemetery, on Friday 3 May that it may be best to do so between 11am and 1pm to avoid being affected by additional traffic or the rolling road closures.