Start and finish locations for 2020 Tour de Yorkshire announced

The eight host locations for 2020 Tour de Yorkshire have been unveiled by organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO). The stages for the sixth edition – which will take place next year between Thursday 30 April and Sunday 3 May – will either start or finish in: This is the…

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Leeds pupils take part in 200 mile Yorkshire cycle relay

Leeds pupils have taken part in the 2019 Schools Yorkshire Tour this week, a 200-mile cycle relay which aims to encourage more pupils to cycle to school and improve cycle skills. Pupils from various schools across the city have been transporting the baton from school to school, starting at Guiseley Primary School in the…

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Gear up to welcome the world’s best cyclists

With just over a fortnight to go until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are reminding people to get their Land Art and Best Dressed competition entries in. The Tour de Yorkshire is now regarded as one of the best supported and most colourful races on the world cycling…

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Tour Maker 2019 – Full registration now open

Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O are thrilled to be hosting the fifth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire between 2nd – 5th May 2019. Last year a record 2.6 million spectators lined the route and £98 million was generated for the Yorkshire economy. The race is now widely regarded as one of cycling’s most…

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Leeds to host finale as routes for 2019 Tour de Yorkshire announced

The full routes for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race have been unveiled at Leeds Civic Hall. Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity led a packed press conference on Friday morning with the Amaury Sport Organisation’s Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme. British champion Connor Swift,…

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A big Leeds welcome for the Schools Yorkshire Tour

Pupils from Brownhill Primary School and St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School in Leeds have brought the 400-mile cycling relay which has been winding its way through Yorkshire for the past month, to a close today. The pupils rode into Millennium Square to hand over the baton to the Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Graham…

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Mark Cavendish back in action at Tour de Yorkshire!

Tour de Yorkshire organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are delighted that Mark Cavendish has confirmed he will return to racing after injury at the 2018 edition of the race. Cavendish suffered a dramatic crash at the Milan – San Remo race in Italy on Saturday 17 March, fracturing a rib and damaging his ankle after…

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Tour de Yorkshire – the four week countdown begins

With just four weeks to go until the Tour de Yorkshire comes to Leeds, here’s everything you need to know to make the most of the highly anticipated race. The fourth edition of the men’s race has been expanded from three to four stages and will take place between 3-6 May 2018. The women’s…

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The Tour de Yorkshire trophies have come to town!

Schoolchildren in Leeds were given the chance to see the famous Tour de Yorkshire trophies today as the leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake, welcomed them to the city as part of Welcome to Yorkshire’s trophy tour. Each year in the lead up to the race, both the men’s and women’s trophies…

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Join the Tour de Yorkshire’s army of valued volunteers

Welcome to Yorkshire are on the lookout for a record number of Tour Makers for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire (May 3-6). Tour Makers are passionate and reliable volunteers who are deployed along the race route to provide a warm welcome to the millions of fans who watch the action in person. They also…

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Tour de Yorkshire shows go back on the road

Welcome to Yorkshire has unveiled the first set of Tour de Yorkshire roadshows which will take place across the county in the run up to this year’s races. The roadshows give a detailed view of the route and provide local residents, businesses and community groups with all the information they need to embrace the…

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Art installation raises awareness of paper plea

A plea is being issued for residents to help reduce the mountain of unnecessary paper and cardboard waste produced in the city each year. This week Leeds City Council gave large sculpted letters to schools and businesses, which filled them with recyclable paper and card items to highlight the city-wide issue. Nine schools and businesses…

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2023 case study- Sir Gary Verity

He’s been one of the driving forces behind showcasing the very best of Yorkshire to tens of millions of tourists. Now Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity is adding his voice to the growing call for Leeds to be named European Capital of Culture 2023. With 100 days to go until the…

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Wheelie great lunch for Leeds school pupils

Pupils from a Leeds special school are setting taste buds tingling this month with their winning Tour de Yorkshire-themed school lunch, which is being served at schools across the city. Sky Blue Class at the West Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre (SILC) Milestone site, produced the winning menu in the competition organised by Leeds City…

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Become a Tour de Yorkshire tour maker!

Welcome to Yorkshire are on the lookout for passionate and reliable volunteers to become Tour Makers at this year’s Tour de Yorkshire. Tour Makers are the welcoming face of Yorkshire for the millions of spectators who travel to the county to witness the world’s best cyclists in action between 28-30 April, and are deployed…

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