Yorkshire's Biggest Bike Race
15th March 2018
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                                                                                                                         Images courtesy of Welcome to Yorkshire

If you didn't already know, the Tour de Yorkshire International cycle race is coming back to the Hambleton and North Dales area this year.

Stage 3 : Market Towns – Saturday 5th May • Richmond to Scarborough

On Saturday 5th May it’s stage 3 of the 4 day race with some of the most famous names in the sport  competing as they race through our beautiful countryside and market towns. The riders will roll out from Richmond market place, head towards Catterick Garrison and on to Leyburn. The race will then turn East, passing through Bedale and crossing the A1 before carrying on the A684 towards the first intermediate sprint in Morton on Swale.

Northallerton is next, with the riders arriving via Boroughbridge Road, turning right just before the High Street and then racing on to Thirsk where they will pass through Market Place and leave the town centre via Finkle Street. Stage 3 will leave Thirsk on the A170, heading through Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe before reaching the fearsome climb up Sutton Bank.

The riders now leave our local area and continue through the North York Moors with the action passing through Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and onto Pickering for the second intermediate sprint. From here, the race heads out through more wonderful North Yorkshire countryside, breezing through Scarborough for the first time and on to Filey before returning to Scarborough, sweeping along South Bay towards the spectacular finish at North Bay.


It promises to be a great day with plenty of excitment – the impact on the roads will be limited as closures will be on a rolling road closure basis lasting no more than an hour in most cases. Exceptions will be the start and finish locations and climbs, where closures will be longer.

If you have a business it could be a great opportunity to tap into new business opportunities. The event is expected to attract many thousands of spectators just in our local area, with many visitors coming from overseas. For some useful tips on getting your business ready please see the Hambleton District Council info in the downloads link.

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