Come and join us
On Friday 4 May 2018, we'll be playing host to the biggest and best cycle race in Yorkshire.
The second leg of the fourth edition of this fantastic race will see both the men’s Tour de Yorkshire and the ASDA Women’s Tour de Yorkshire start outside the historical town hall, before heading through the borough and out towards neighbouring Rotherham.
Starting in Barnsley town centre, the riders will make their way through the borough, passing some of our best known visitor attractions including Cooper Gallery, Worsbrough Mill and Elsecar Heritage Centre.
The Barnsley section of the race has one classified climb ‘Côte de Blacker Hill’, which will challenge riders to a steep incline and sharp bends as they ascend towards Hoyland.
We want as many people to get involved and enjoy the race as possible.
We’ve organised some community activities through our ‘In Gear’ arts project, and if you’re planning your own events or activities, let us know.
For more information, or an ‘In Gear’ toolkit, just email Tour de Yorkshire.
If you’d like to find out more about this fantastic sporting event, the opportunities it will create for businesses, spectators and visitors, and how to get involved, come to one of our roadshows.
Our next roadshow is on Tuesday 27 February at 5pm. It's at Elsecar Heritage Centre, Elsecar, S74 8HJ. Book a place.
We're currently working with public transport partners to establish the impact of the race on day services. We'll publish this in due course.
If you have any concerns or queries in the meantime, please email Tour de Yorkshire.
We'll do all we can to minimise disruption to residents and businesses along the race route. However, a rolling programme of road closures will be necessary to allow this fantastic event to take place. We'll publish a full list of closures early in 2018. Email Tour de Yorkshire.