Tour De Yorkshire – 5th May 2018

Tour de Yorkshire, 5 May 2018

On Saturday 5 May 2018 riders in the Tour de Yorkshire will compete in the third stage of the men’s race. With a world class field of cyclists and live international TV coverage, it promises to be an exciting event and a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful county. We are writing to all Parish Councils along the route to ask for your support with delivering some important messages to help make the event a success.
Stage 3: Saturday 5 May – Richmond to Scarborough, 184km (114.3 miles)
The riders will start in Richmond’s market place at 13:10 and finish on the now-legendary Scarborough North Bay sea front just after 17:30.

We want to make the Tour de Yorkshire an enjoyable event; to help us do this there are a number of safety messages that we would appreciate your help with sharing and publicising where possible, these are as follows:
To help ensure the safety of the race and provide maximum opportunities for spectators to watch the race we encourage as many people as possible to leave their cars at home.
For those who need to drive they should plan ahead, know the route they can take and where they can park responsibly to walk or cycle to their chosen spot to watch the race.
To ensure the safety of the race, spectators and residents, parking on the race route is prohibited.
Spectators are advised to avoid standing on sections of the route that are narrow, have no verge or have walls with a drop behind them. They should keep to footpaths and protect dry stone walls by not climbing, standing or sitting on them. The use of drones for photography is strictly prohibited.
Dogs should be kept on a short lead and the race route kept clear until the last riders and the end of race vehicle have passed.

The majority of the route will be operating under rolling road closures, which will typically last up to one hour; however, there are some locations on the route which will be subject to longer closures. These closures are to ensure the safety of riders, support teams and spectators, staff and volunteers. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times and we aim to return everything to normal as soon as possible on the day of the race. An end of race vehicle will follow the race, once this has passed rolling road closures are lifted. Fixed road closures at starts, finishes and key climbs will remain in place until it is deemed safe to reopen the road.

Road closure information and race timings are available at and Alternatively the County Council Customer Service Centre on 01609 780780 can be contacted for more information

Over the race weekend traffic and travel information will be available on BBC local radio, and Twitter @northyorkscc. If your parish council has a twitter and/or facebook account, retweeting and sharing information on @northyorkscc would be greatly appreciated.

Whilst we realise that the Tour de Yorkshire may inconvenience some residents, especially those close to the route, this is a great opportunity to show the world our fantastic local area and we appreciate your help in sharing our messages about making the event safe and enjoyable.

Yours faithfully

David Bowe
Corporate Director
Business and Environmental Services,
North Yorkshire County Council