Tour de Yorkshire 2018


Tour de Yorkshire 2018

to take in new East Riding locations

including Skidby and Little Weighton


Tour de Yorkshire cycles through Skidby and Little Weighton
At the time of writing preparations are well advanced for the 4th Tour de Yorkshire, and for the first time both the Women’s race and the Men’s will include Skidby and Little Weighton. Individuals, community groups, pubs, businesses, churches, schools and the Parish Councils are all busily involved in making spectacular displays to welcome the riders and visitors. As an example the Skidby Country Women’s Association have knitted over 200 mini-jumpers to use as bunting.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council said “One of the many benefits of being a partner in The Tour is the engagement of Towns and Villages along the route, I am sure Skidby and Little Weighton will have done themselves proud and encourage the organisers to return for what is the biggest single event attraction in Yorkshire”.

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of  Welcome to Yorkshire, the event promoter and Christian Prudhomme, General Director of  The Tour de France, the race co-ordinators  will be welcomed to Skidby ahead of the men’s race by Councillor Parnaby  who said “I intend to present them with a famous Skidby giant Yorkshire pudding at The Half Moon and wash it down with a Yorkshire Cuppa at The Village Hall”.

The four day race will start in Beverley on Thursday 3rd of May the Women leaving at 8.50 am and heading straight to Skidby. The Men’s start is at 2.00 pm doing a loop to Hornsea before returning to Beverley and expected to be coming through Skidby just after 3.00 pm. At around 12.30 pm the sponsors caravan of 30 vehicles will also be coming through the villages.

Both races consist of 20 teams of seven, with some of the Worlds, European and British riders competing. The peloton is supported by teams of coaches, medics and mechanics along with a plethora of police and volunteer motor cyclists who co-ordinate the “rolling road blocks”, as well as ensuring safety along the route. Camera crews pick up every aspect including two helicopters who follow the race. Pictures are beamed to live TV covering 180 countries. Last year the race attracted over two million spectators, 10 million TV viewers and generated £64 million to the local economy, this year these figures are anticipated to be well in excess for a cycling event that is proving to be a must for the top teams who love The Yorkshire Welcome .

Councillor Parnaby concluded, “I sincerely hope everyone had a good day and enjoyed the spectacle. My thanks to all those who took part and especially those who went the extra mile. Apologies to anyone who had their day slightly disrupted but hope all communities taking part can be proud to be associated”.

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Plan your day for the Tour de Yorkshire 2018

The East Riding will welcome some of the world’s top cyclists, including Olympic silver medallist and UCI Road World Championship winner Mark Cavendish, on Thursday, 3 May when Beverley hosts the start of both the men’s and women’s Tour de Yorkshire.

Thousands of spectators are expected to line the race route in the East Riding as the peloton races through the area, taking in a number of towns and villages including Tour de Yorkshire debutants Howden and Hornsea.

To ensure the safety of cyclists and spectators, there will be a number of parking suspensions and road closures in place to facilitate the races.

The council is keen that those who wish to attend this exciting event are able to plan their day in advance and that other motorists and members of the travelling public face minimum levels of disruption.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This year’s Tour de Yorkshire is gearing up to be the best yet, with both races being extended in length and taking in more of the county.

“For the race start in Beverley, the council has prepared a comprehensive entertainment programme to warm the crowd up between the women’s race and the men’s race and we are anticipating a big crowd to cheer the riders off.

“The council would urge those who wish to come along and see the start of this fantastic sporting spectacle in Beverley to get here early (before 7.30am) and, where possible, use the park and ride facility provided at Beverley Race Course or public transport."

The Asda women's race will take place in the morning, with the teams setting off from Saturday Market in Beverley at 8.40am. The riders will travel through the town before the official start on the A164 at Bentley lay-by at 8.50am.

The men's race starts from Saturday Market at 1.50pm, with the official start on the A1035 at Tickton at 2pm. The men's race passes through Hornsea, Pocklington and Howden before leaving the East Riding around 5.15pm.

The full race timings for this year’s event can be found here: https://letour.yorkshire.com/information/timings

With the East Riding hosting the start of both races this year, prolonged delays – especially in and around Beverley - are inevitable.

The A164 will be closed from approximately 8.15am to 9am between Beverley town centre and Skidby roundabout.

To help alleviate congestion, the council is urging residents and visitors to plan ahead and allow additional time to travel.

In order to plan your journey, a full list of car parking facilities in the East Riding is available on the council’s website at www.eastriding.gov.uk/leisure/events/tour-de-yorkshire/

Any vehicles parked in a suspended area along the cycle route will be removed to ensure the safety of the cyclists.

Road closures and parking arrangements for each of the main towns on this year’s race route are as follows:

Beverley - Road Closures
Saturday Market, Beverley - Its entire length
Wednesday, 2 May at 5pm to Thursday, 3 May at 6pm

Sow Hill Road, Beverley
Between Ladygate and Saturday Market
Wednesday, 2 May at 5pm to Thursday, 3 May at 6pm

Ladygate, Beverley
Between Saturday Market and Sow Hill Road
Wednesday, 2 May at 5pm to Thursday, 3 May at 6pm

Old Waste, Beverley
Its entire length
Wednesday, 2 May at 5pm to Thursday, 3 May at 6pm

North Bar Within, Beverley
Its entire length
Wednesday, 2 May at 5pm to Thursday, 3 May at 6pm

Walkergate, Beverley
Between Morton Lane and Butcher Row
Wednesday, 2 May at 5pm to Thursday, 3 May at 6pm

Spencer Street, Beverley
Its entire length
Wednesday, 2 May at 5pm to Thursday, 3 May at 6pm

School Lane, Beverley
Its entire length
Wednesday, 2 May at 5pm to Thursday, 3 May at 6pm

Morley’s Yard, Beverley
Its entire length
Wednesday, 2 May at 5pm to Thursday, 3 May at 6pm


Disabled Parking
For motorists in possession of a valid blue badge, disabled parking bays are available at the following locations:

Butcher Row (5)

North Bar Within (4)

East Riding Leisure Beverley Car Park (9)

Grayburn Lane Car Park - including 30 additional disabled bays for the event (38)

Trinity Lane Car Park (4)

George Street Car Park (1)

 

Park & Ride
A park & ride service will be operated between Beverley Racecourse and Wylies Road in Beverley town centre for the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race.

The park & ride service will start at 6.45am and journeys will leave the racecourse at 6.45am, 7.15am and 7.45am prior to the start of the women’s race.

Between 9.30am and 1pm buses will run every 15 minutes prior to the start of the men’s race.

After the men’s race buses will return from Beverley every 30 minutes from 2.15pm, with the last bus leaving Beverley at 6.15pm.

The bus fare will be £1 each way for adults and 50p each way for children under 16 years of age. Bus passes are not valid on this special service.

The service will be operated by Acklams Coaches on behalf of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

 

Public Transport
Most bus services will be operating as normal; however a small number of services may experience delays during the journey where they encounter the races. The following bus journeys will be cancelled:

Acklams Coaches, service 5 at 2.30pm from Beverley to Swinemoor Estate.

Acklams Coaches, service 142 at 3pm from Beverley to Etton.

Acklams Coaches, service 522 at 2.45pm from Beverley to Normandy Avenue, Beverley and return.

East Yorkshire Motor Services, service X80 at 8.30am from Beverley to Hessle Square.

East Yorkshire Motor Services, service 520 at 8.25am from Beverley to Swinemoor. Estate, Beverley and return & 1434 from Swinemoor Estate, Beverley to Beverley Bus Station.

East Yorkshire Motor Services, service 246 at 2,20pm from Beverley to Hornsea.

 

Car Park Closures
The following car parks in Beverley will be closed from 6pm on Wednesday, 2 May to 6pm on Thursday, 3 May:

Saturday Market

School Lane

Spencer Street

 

Howden - Road Closures

Market Place, Howden
Its entire length
Thursday, 3 May from 8am-6pm

High Bridge, Howden
Its entire length
Thursday, 3 May from 8am-6pm

Vicar Lane, Howden
Its entire length
Thursday, 3 May from 8am-6pm

 

Disabled Parking
Dedicated disabled parking bays are available at the following locations:

Bishops Manor House Car Park (2)

Hailgate Car Park - Short Stay (3)

 

Hornsea

Disabled Parking

Dedicated disabled parking bays are available at the following locations in Hornsea:

Newbegin (2)

Marine Drive (2)

East Riding Leisure Hornsea Car Park (9)

Eastgate Car Park (2)

Broadway (5)

Sands Lane Car Park (5)

Newbegin Car Park (2)

Morrow Avenue Car Park (4)

 
Public Transport
Most bus services will be operating as normal; however a small number of services may experience delays during the journey where they encounter the races. The following bus journeys will be cancelled:

East Yorkshire Motor Services, service 246 at 1.30pm from Hornsea to Hull.

East Yorkshire Motor Services, service 550 at 2pm from Hornsea Cliff Road to Hornsea Freeport and the 2.30pm from Hornsea Freeport to Hornsea Cliff Road.

Pocklington

Disabled Parking
Disabled parking bays will not be available in Market Place or Market Street, however such parking facilities are available at:

West Green (2)

Railway Station - Front (6)

Railway Station - Rear (2)