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    Making your way to spectate

    Tour de Yorkshire will be returning to our region once again. Doncaster will be hosting Stage 1 of the Men's race on Thursday 2 May with Barnsley hosting the 'World Stage' for the Women's Stage 1 and Men's Stage 2 start on Friday 3 May. 

    Spectators will be able to watch the event for free anywhere along the route, with the start, finishes and hill climb locations being the most popular.

    With thousands of spectators expected to line the streets, allow plenty of extra time for your journey and remember to plan your route ahead. Use our journey planning tools to make your way there.  

    The Stage 1 routeThe Stage 2 routePlan aheadRoads and services affected

    The Stage 1 route

     TDY crowds
    Photo courtesy of SWpix 

    On Thursday 2 May, the first Stage of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire race starts in Doncaster in the refurbished market square, riding out past Mansion House, Christ Church and over St George's bridge along the A19 to finish in Selby to complete the 189km stretch of Stage 1.


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    The Stage 2 route

     TdY Finish line       
    Photo courtesy of SWpix 

    On Friday 3 May, Stage 1 of the Women's race will start outside Barnsley Town Hall at 09:05am with Stage 2 of the Men's race set to follow at 2.45pm. The riders will leave Barnsley to the villages of Mapplewell and Royston, heading to Pontefract and on to Bedale for a sprint finish. 

    • Find out further event information and how you can get involved on the Barnsley and Doncaster Council websites.  

    • View the Stage 2 route and anticipated timings in more detail on the Tour de Yorkshire website


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    Plan your journey there: 

    With thousands of spectators expected to line the route, your journey time will take longer and may take a different route than usual. 

    Get travel times including disruptions:

    Be aware of services and roads affected: 

    Roads closures are needed to allow for community-organised events and larger crowds in key areas, for the route to be prepared, infrastructure to be put in place and removed afterwards, the Tour’s vehicles and the race itself, and the safe dispersal of spectators. 

    Road closures are expected in Doncaster and Barnsley. As with last year, most roads will only be closed for around 45 minutes. 

    Check if your service is affected on our 'Getting around' page

    Cycles on public transport:

    Please note that cycles are not permitted on South Yorkshire bus or tram services. Limited cycle space is available on trains.

    Roads and services affected

    Advanced notice of affected services will be available at bus stops and on the disruptions page

    Alternatively, visit our Getting Around page for more information on bus service disruptions and alterations.




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