Tour de Yorkshire 2018

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.

En route

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.

Get involved

We want as many people to get involved and enjoy the race as possible.

We’ll be promoting 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 a‘In Gear’ toolkit, just email Tour de Yorkshire.

Information for businesses

If you’d like to find out more about this fantastic sporting event, the opportunities it will create for your business, and how to get involved, come to one of our roadshows.

The first one's on Thursday 18 January 2018 at 5pm. It's at the Metrodome Leisure Complex, Queens Road, Barnsley, S71 4AN. Book a place

Further events will be held in January and February and will be publicised shortly. If you have any questions or concerns, email Tour de Yorkshire.


If you’re planning or organising an event or celebration to mark the occasion, we'd love to hear about it.

Please email Tour de Yorkshire.

Public transport

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.

Road closures

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.

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