Local Tour de Yorkshire Information
Kirk Lea Guest House is ideally placed for visitors to the race, especially stage 3 on Sunday 3 May 2015 or even the lead up period whilst you try the route out in advance.
Stage 1 on Friday 1st May will start in Bridlington and finish in Scarborough - 174km
Stage 2 on Saturday 2nd May will start in Selby and finish in York - 174km
Stage 3 on Sunday 3rd May will start in Wakefield and finish in Leeds - 167km
Stage 1 will start in the seaside town of Bridlington and 174km later finish further up the coast in Scarborough. The riders, from all over the world, will pass through spectacular coastal scenery and the iconic North York Moors landscapes. From the start line in Bridlington the riders will head along the Flamborough Head Heritage Coast before turning away from the coast into the North York Moors National Park, through Dalby Forest and towards Pickering. They’ll then take a spectacular journey back to the coast at Whitby, and then south to Robin Hood’s Bay with the ultimate race to the finish line on the seafront at Scarborough.
Stage 2 will see the race start outside the imposing Selby Abbey. The route takes in much of the Yorkshire Wolds, and from Selby will take the peloton towards Market Weighton, through North Newbald and on to Beverley, where they will turn north to Malton, then on to Stamford Bridge. Spectators will have the chance to see a circuit of York and organisers are hoping for a dramatic finish in the city. And as part of the legacy of the Tour de France to get more women cycling there will also be a dedicated women’s event on a circuit through York on day 2, the 2nd May.
Stage 3 will see the peloton make a return to some of the roads raced in the 2014 Yorkshire Grand Départ of the Tour de France, only with a twist; starting in Wakefield, riders will travel south to Barnsley before heading to Holmfirth where they pick up the Grand Départ route in reverse, racing to Ripponden before riding the iconic Cragg Vale – which in the Tour de France was the country’s longest continual climb and now becomes the longest continual descent. The riders will then make their way to Hebden Bridge, Oxenhope and through the famous cobbled streets of Haworth, one of the most iconic images of the Tour de France in Yorkshire. After a steep climb at Goose Eye the riders will once again see Ilkley, with the famous climb up the Cow & Calf before a sprint point at Arthington and then what is expected to be a hugely popular finish line in Roundhay Park in Leeds.
Here are the Tour de Yorkshire routes maps:
Train and bus information
Why not beat the traffic by walking or strolling to the route with our handy downloadable walkers' guides. There are routes setting off from locations across Calderdale.
There will be an enhanced public transport services to get you to the route. There will be additional buses across Calderdale on race weekend with changed times and more frequent buses on key routes. Local train companies will be putting additional services and more carriages to allow people to get to the race in plenty of time. The times and details of all the enhanced services are available from the transport providers and you can check out the times and plan your route at West Yorkshire Metro.
Have a look and try the PUBLIC TRANSPORT TRAVEL PLANNER
Park and ride
For more info on the parking schemes and transport info see the visitcalderdale website.
Calderdale Road Closures
A list of road closures that are part of the route and access roads will be posted here, when available.
The roads usually remain open for walkers and cyclists long after they have been shut to traffic, but spectators are being advised to get in position early. During the Tour de Yorkshire weekend there will be a lot of extra traffic on the roads across Yorkshire so plan your journeys carefully. Allow extra time to get around especially if you are travelling or living close to the route.
Cycling in Calderdale link
Lots of local communities on route want to make sure visitors and locals can make the most of the event and there are likely be some ‘Spectator Hubs’ for people to watch the race on the big screen after it has passed. As information about these hubs becomes available we will post it here.
Manchester is less than 35 minutes drive
Leeds is less than 30 minutes drive
Bradford is less than 20 minutes drive