Tour de Yorkshire 2019
Calderdale is delighted to host Tour de Yorkshire 2019 and next year, the four day spectacle from 2- 5 May promises to secure even more interest from the international cycling professionals. Halifax for a second year, be a start or finish venue for the fifth edition of Tour de Yorkshire.
The Tour de Yorkshire is now the 2nd biggest pro stage race in the UK behind the Tour of Britain. Everyone remembers the scenes from the 2014 Grand Depart of the Tour de France and the huge crowds standing by the roadside to cheer on the riders. The roads in Yorkshire can be challenging which makes for great racing and spectating.
In 2019 the Tour de Yorkshire will host 4 days of men’s racing and 2 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.
Other towns that will join Halifax in hosting a start or finish are Barnsley, Bedale, Bridlington, Doncaster, Leeds, Scarborough and Selby. Find out more on the Tour de Yorkshire website. The full route will be announced on Friday 7th December.
There will be lots of planning in the lead up to Tour de Yorkshire 2019 to make sure the event is a huge success. Local communities and businesses will have the opportunity to find out more in the near future. Calderdale Council and Welcome to Yorkshire will be hosting a series of roadshows throughout the borough for you to find out more.
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 UCU see: the UCI Road World Championships (21-29 September 2019).
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