The date for the Tour de Yorkshire 2018 is 3 to 6 May 2018. This thrilling now iconic event begins this year in the historic market town of Beverley in the Yorkshire Wolds and ends in the West Yorkshire city of Leeds after taking in 8 start and finish locations across the entire route! Well over 1 million spectators visit Yorkshire to see Britain’s top cycling event each year, and this year’s route incorporates some breathtaking Yorkshire locations including the famous former spa town Ilkley and the stunning landscapes of the Wharfe Valley, North Yorkshire’s market town gem Richmond with its striking Norman castle and in the final stage Halifax when the pelton will depart from the beautiful Georgian Piece Hall market square.
Accommodation near the Tour de Yorkshire 2018 Route
Find accommodation close to Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire 2018 route. Browse B&Bs, cottages, pubs with rooms and hotel accommodation along or close to the route. Be there at the start and book a lovely B&B in the heart of Beverley or a cottage in the Yorkshire Wolds or choose from a wide range of cottages and B&Bs around Halifax in the beautiful Calderdale area of West Yorkshire – perfect for Stage 4, the final day on Sunday 6th May.
Stage 1, Beverley to Doncaster (182km)
The start of Britain’s most famous annual cycling challenge begins in the market town of Beverley with its spectacular central Minster and one of Yorkshire’s most popular racecourses. The town hosts a bustling market around its historic cobbled streets and courtyards, and there’s a wonderful Georgian quarter with character shops. Stage 1 culminates in Doncaster, a South Yorkshire town also with a famous racecourse.
Stage 2 – Barnsley to Ilkley (149km)
Stage 2 on Friday 4th May starts in the South Yorkshire town of Barnsley and heads north via Pontefract and on to Otley and the former spa town of Ilkley.
Stage 3 – Richmond to Scarborough (184km)
Stage 3 on Saturday 5th May 2018 starts in Richmond, one of the county’s finest market towns. The route then pushes south along the outskirts of the North Eastern Yorkshire Dales to the market town of Leyburn, then east via Bedale and popular southern North York Moors towns like Helmsley and Pickering to Scarborough on the coast, the final location for Stage 3.
Stage 4 – Halifax to Leeds (189.5km)
The peleton will leave the Georgian market square of Piece Hall in Halifax on the Tour’s final day – Sunday 6th May 2018. The route then pushes north through some of the West Yorkshire Pennines’ most famous locations including Hebden Bridge with its many independent shops and the Bronte village of Haworth. The peleton will then continue north towards Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales, pushing around the Dales and through stunning locations including Grassington, Kettlewell and Middleham.
The route then pushes south towards its final destination Leeds via the real ale centre of Masham, Nidderdale’s Pateley Bridge, Otley for a revisit and then Leeds.