2018 Tour de Yorkshire
Watch this space for the 2018 route!
Halifax has been announced as a host town for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire.
The newly expanded four-day men’s race will take place between 3-6 May.
The Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire – which is doubling in size from one to two days - will be held 3-4 May.
Day 4 of the Men's race, Sunday 6 May, starts in the Piece Hall, Halifax, and finishes in Leeds. The first part of the route drops down beside the canal at Luddenden Foot, and follows all the way to Hebden Bridge, before climbing onto the moors via the Côte de Hebden Bridge. It then joins the Leeds & Liverpool at Kildwick, running below the canal right through to Skipton, after which it heads away from the canal. So there are lots of good places to see the race, handy for our bases in Sowerby Bridge and Barnoldswick.
Timings for the Calderdale section:
At 12.10pm 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 12.21pm the race leaves its neutralised state and the peloton will begin to race across the junction of Kings Cross the Peloton will bear slight left onto Burnley Road and then race down through Friendly.
At 12.28pm the race reaches Luddendenfoot and is expected at Mytholmroyd at 12.31pm before tackling the first of six King of the Mountains climbs - Côte de Hebden Bridge at 12.36pm.
Cyclists ascend Keighley Road, reaching Pecket Well at 12.41pm before leaving the borough at 12.45pm en route to Oxenhope.
Find out more on the VisitCalderdale website
The 2019 UCI Road World Championships are coming to Yorkshire.
Sir Gary Verity says:
"Yorkshire has shown it can host world class events with the Grand Départ, the Tour de Yorkshire and now the county has been chosen to host the UCI Road World Championships in 2019. This will be 12 races over eight days in this nine day event. We have got the scenery, we have got the warm welcome and we know we can bring the crowds."
The UCI Road World Championships is one of the most prestigious events on the professional cycling calendar.
Future UCI Road World Championships:
o 2017 - Bergen (Norway)
o 2018 - Innsbruck (Austria)
o 2019 - YORKSHIRE (GREAT BRITAIN)
· 1,000 of the best male and female riders from around 75 countries around the globe compete for the chance to win the iconic rainbow jersey.
· The event takes place over nine days and includes individual and team time trials as well as full road races for Under 18, Under 23 and Elite riders.
· 6,000-7,000 national federation members, delegates, technicians and journalists set to be in attendance.
· A predicted global televised audience in excess of 300 MILLION.
· The full route of the race in Yorkshire will be announced over the coming months.
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The pictures show some of the route for the triumphant 2014 Grand Départ, shared with the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire.