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The Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Since its launch in 2015 the Tour de Yorkshire has grown to become one of the world’s most dramatic and best supported professional cycling races.

Stage two route of the Tour de Yorkshire will return to Bradford on Friday 4th May 2018! The final leg of the race will enter into Ilkley and finish at the Cow and Calf rocks. The famous landmark will also be the finish of the Women’s race on the same day.

This will be the first time Ilkley has hosted a start or finish of the Tour de Yorkshire, however it’s not the first time that the quaint Yorkshire town has been involved with the race. The town featured during the inaugural 2015 edition as stage 3 finished in Leeds shortly after the penultimate climb of the day up the ‘Côte de Cow and Calf’ where masses of crowds lined the road.

If you don’t get to Ilkley you will have another chance to see the race again on Sunday 6th May when Stage four of the Tour De Yorkshire will see riders come through Oxenhope and the challenging climb at Haworth Main Street.

Every year this UCI Europe tour event takes in some of the county’s most spectacular scenery and attracts some of the most famous names in the sport. The fourth edition promises to be just as spectacular!

Tour de Yorkshire timings: 

Stage 2 – Ilkley - Friday 4 May
Women’s Race - estimated arrival in the district 12.15pm - 12.36pm.  Riders crossing the finish line at the Cow and Calf Rocks 12.21pm -12.44pm.

Publicity caravan - expected to get to the Cow and Calf at about 4.57pm.

Men’s Race - expected arrival in the district 5.42pm - 6.01pm, with the riders crossing the finish line at the Cow and Calf Rocks 5.48pm - 6.07pm.

Stage 4 - Haworth & Brontë Country – Sunday 6 May
The estimated timings are:
Oxenhope: 12.51pm - 12.54pm
Haworth: 12.45pm - 12.58pm
Oakworth: 12.59pm - 1.03pm
Holme House Land: 1.02pm - 1.07pm
Laycock: 1.03pm - 1.07pm
Cote de Goose Eye: 1.05pm - 1.10pm

To find out what is happening in Bradford & District during the Tour de Yorkshire weekend.

For more information about the Tour de Yorkshire.

Traffic & Highways Information

Cycle BradfordGet on your bike and explore Bradford & district!
Tour De YorkshireThe Tour de Yorkshire is a three-day road cycling race in Yorkshire.
British Cycling and HSBC UK

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Where to Stay

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Useful Links

National Rail Enquiries - Train information

Northern Rail - Travelling around Yorkshire

Welcome to Yorkshire - The official TDY website