Tour de Yorkshire Guide

Don't miss out on any of the action! The 2019 Tour de Yorkshire will be held between 2nd-5th May this year, with four spectacular routes showcasing the best of Yorkshire's coast and country. Here's all the information you need to know this year...

Stage One

Thursday 2nd May 2019: Doncaster - Selby 178.5KM

Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire will depart from Doncaster before heading into the historic market town of Beverley with its races and Minster, passing by Cowick Hall and Howden Minster and through the first intermediate sprint in Elloughton. The riders face their first climb at Baggaby Hill as they enter the Yorkshire Wolds, and quickly descend into Pocklington for a second sprint. Stage One reaches its finale outside Selby Abbey in what is sure to be an exciting conclusion to the race.

The riders head through the North York Moors
The riders head through the North York Moors

Stage Two

Friday 3rd May 2019: Barnsley - Bedale 132KM

Stage Two of the race begins with the women's race in the morning, with the men following in the afternoon. Both races will follow the same route, beginning in Barnsley before heading east towards Pontefract in an intermediate sprint. The riders will skirt around the city of Leeds and onto Leathy, where there will be a climb at Cote de Lindley. Next, the route will snake towards Harrogate, with an intermediate spring along Parliament Street (following the same route as the 2019 UCI World Championships in September), before heading north through Ripon with a sprint to the finish line in Bedale.

Stage Three

Saturday 4th May 2019: Bridlington - Scarborough 132KM

Stage Three of the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 begins in the coastal town of Bridlington. From Bridlington, the riders will begin there journey into the North York Moors, cycling through Hunmanby, Flixton, Cayton and on into East Ayton and Hackness. The first challenging climb of the route is at the Cote de Silpho, with an intermediate spring to follow at Harwood Dale. From here, it's back to the coast where the competitors will cycle through Fylingdales and onto the charming fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay where they will face another climb at Cote de Hooks House Farm. There's a scenic sprint past Whitby Abbey as the riders pass by the bustling seaside town on their way further north to Sandsend, the Cote de Lythe Bank and back into the North York Moors at Egton. There's several more tough climbs on the route before this dramatic race reaches its conclusion: first the riders will face the brutal Cote de Grosmont, passing through Sleights on their way to Cote de Ugglebarnby before the race to the finish line through Cloughton and Burniston. To finish, the riders head to Scarborough for what is sure to be a dramatic finale on Scarborough's North Bay.

The cyclists crossing the finish line in Scarborough
Crossing the finish line in Scarborough

Stage Four

Sunday 5th May 2019: Halifax - Leeds 175KM

Like 2018, the 2019 race adds a fourth stage, a brutal ride from Halifax to Leeds with several eye-watering climbs along the way. The race begins at Piece Hall, with a trip into the quaint village of Haworth with its cobbled Main Street. The first climb is nest at Cote de Goose Eye, with another shortly after at Cote de Barden Moor. The route next dips into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with a sprint with stunning views of Kilnsey Crag. Cote de Park Rash follows, with a much more gentle descent into the lovely market town of Middleham (famous for its racehorses). Next is Masha (home to the famous Black Sheep Brewery) before the riders head into Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The next climb follows, the Cote de Greenhow Hill, with another challenging climb at Otley Chevin. Skirting Leeds once more, the riders race through one more intermediate sprint at Tinshill with amazing views of Kirkstall Abbey before reaching the conclusion along The Headrow in the city centre.

 

 

We have some superb properties along the routes which would be ideal for being able to head to the nearby race locations as well as giving chance to explore the local areas. Take a look at the map below to find your perfect property or find them all on our Tour de Yorkshire cottages page.