Tour de Yorkshire 2019
In 2019 the Tour de Yorkshire will host four days of men’s racing and two days of women’s racing. Some of the Tour de Yorkshire will follow parts of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships route which takes place later on in the year, concentrating largely on north Yorkshire.
Calderdale is delighted to host Tour de Yorkshire 2019 and next year, the four day spectacle from 2nd- 5th May promises to secure even more interest from the international cycling professionals. Halifax and namely the Piece Hall will, for a second year, be the start venue for the fourth day of racing.
Stage 1 Starts on Thursday 2nd May. This ‘Heritage’ stage is from Doncaster to Selby.
Stage 2 Barnsley to Bedale on Friday 3rd May is entitled the ‘World’ stage which showcases some of what the cyclists can expect in the World Championships taking place in September 2019. This 132k route sees the ladies compete in the morning, covering the exact same route which the men will race in the afternoon.
May the 4th be with the ladies and gents on Stage 3 when they tackle the aptly named ‘Yorkshire Coast’ Starting in Bridlington and finishing in Scarborough.
Stage 4 is summed up in two words; ‘Yorkshire Classic’. On Sunday 5th May the men’s only race finale starts at the beautifully renovated Piece Hall in Halifax. This is a real test of endurance with many climbs and several sprints before finishing in Leeds.
Cyclists will exit the Southgate of The Piece Hall, across Cross Street and turn left onto Horton Street before turning left onto Square Road. They will ascend Winding Road and take a left onto Commercial Street before passing The Victoria Theatre on route to Skircoat Road. The race then bears right onto Heath Road before turning right onto Free School Lane and past Saville Park. At Kings Cross the Peloton will turn right and travel along Aachen and Burdock Way before reaching the large roundabout where the race will turn left onto Ovenden Road. The peloton will pick up Shay Lane and commence up Holdsworth Road to enter the pretty village of Bradshaw, before leaving Calderdale at Green Lane on towards Haworth.
Tour Makers Wanted!
Yorkshire is playing host to not one, but two, major sporting events in 2019 and Welcome to Yorkshire have a number of volunteer opportunities to be at the heart of the action. With the world’s best road cyclists, teams and several million spectators visiting Yorkshire during the year they’re on the look out for passionate and reliable volunteers to give the best possible welcome. For information on the TdY see: Tour de Yorkshire (2-5 May 2019) and for the UCI see: the UCI Road World Championships (21-29 September 2019).
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