Doncasterís Tour de Yorkshire dates and routes unveiled

The Tour de Yorkshire is set to return to Doncaster on Thursday 3rd May 2018 – bringing action-packed, world class cycling to the borough.

Doncaster is lined up to host the finish of the first stage of the men’s race and the ASDA women’s Tour de Yorkshire on Thursday.  The second stage of these races will also pass through the borough on Friday 4th May so Doncaster’s communities have lots to look forward to.

The announcement from event organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) also revealed more details about the towns and villages on the route.

Stage 1
Starts in Beverley and finishes in Doncaster town centre passing through the following:
Sykehouse
Fishlake
Stainforth
Hatfield
Hatfield Woodhouse
Blaxton
Auckley
Bennetthorpe

Stage 2
Starts in Barnsley, passes through our borough before finishing in Ilkley via the following:
Hooton Roberts
Conisbrough
Denaby
Mexborough
Adwick Upon Dearne
Harlington
Barnburgh
Hickleton

Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said:

“Over 50,000 people lined our streets to enjoy the Tour de Yorkshire in 2016 and with these fantastic memories still fresh in our minds, it’s even more exciting to know that we get to do it all again in 2018.

“Of course, not only will our residents benefit from the exciting opportunity to enjoy the world’s elite cyclists in action, we would love to see them get involved and come up with lots of creative ideas to mark the event and bring that fantastic carnival atmosphere to the borough.

“Our towns and villages definitely rose to the challenge in 2016 – and I know we can do our borough proud yet again and showcase how fantastic Doncaster is to an international audience of millions!”

Cllr Nigel Ball, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Leisure and Culture, said:

“We’re looking forward to welcoming the Tour de Yorkshire back to Doncaster next year.

“Doncaster is becoming a hub for cycling, with people coming from miles around to enjoy our fabulous rural cycling routes and events.

“Following the tremendous success of the Tour de Yorkshire in 2016, cycling has continued to grow in popularity with more and more people joining local clubs, and all generations being inspired to embrace the enjoyment of cycling and the benefits of getting fitter.”

With the route passing through a number of Doncaster’s towns and villages, community groups, businesses, schools and residents are invited to serve up a lively programme of entertainment and attractions while decorating their neighbourhoods with impressive land art.

For more details about how to get involved and a chance to take inspiration from Tour de Yorkshire 2016, please visit www.doncaster.gov.uk/tdy

Further information is also available on  http://letour.yorkshire.com/ 

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