The East Riding gears up to welcome Tour de Yorkshire 2017

Tour de Yorkshire riders pass through North Bar, Beverley. 📷Copyright Paul Linton @P_linton99 ‏

Thousands of people are expected to greet the arrival of Stage 1 of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire as it makes its way through Driffield and the Wolds.

The Driffield & Wolds Weekly will also be on hand taking photographs and gathering the views of the watching public and we have produced a comprehensive guide with the race timings, road closures and travel arrangements to ensure you have all the information required for an enjoyable day of cycling.

🚴 Tour de Yorkshire 2017 – Route Schedule 🚴

Stage 1: Bridlington to Scarborough (173km) Friday 28th April 2017

Stage 1
Stage One gets underway outside Bridlington Spa and heads into Pocklington for the first intermediate sprint. The classified climbs up the Côte de Garrowby Hill and Côte de Goathland will get the legs pumping before the race hits the coastline again at Whitby, where the riders will get a great view of the Abbey as they contest the second sprint of the day. The route continues on to Robin Hood’s Bay for the third and final climb and then it’s full steam into Scarborough for the now-legendary finish along North Bay.

 

⏲️ Approx Times.
12:35 Bridlington (South Marine Drive) – Ceremonial Start

12:45 Bridlington – Official Start
12:46 Bessingby
12:47 Carnaby
12:50 Haisthorpe
12:52 Thornholme
12:53 Burton Agnes
13:03 Nafferton
13:08 Great Driffield (Scarb. Road roundabout)
13:08 Great Driffield Town Centre
13:13 Great Driffield (Showground Road roundabout)
13:13 Kelleythorpe
13:18 Kirkburn
13:22 Crossroads A614-B1246
13:25 North Dalton
13:35 Warter
13:45 Pocklington (B1246-LR)
13:45 Pocklington
13:52 Meltonby
13:57 Bishop Wilton
14:00 Crossroads LR-A166
14:02 Cote de Garrowby Hill
14:04 Crossroads A166-LR
14:17 Birdsall
14:22 Crossroads LR-B1248
14:27 Norton On Derwent
14:29 Level Crossing
14:29 Malton (B1248-B1257)
14:33 Broughton
14:34 Swinton
14:36 Amotherby
14:36 Crossroads B1257-LR
14:44 Great Barugh
14:57 Pickering (LR-A170-A169)
15:01 Pickering
15:25 Crossroads A169-LR
15:30 Goathland
15:34 Cote de Goathland
15:36 Crossroads LR-A169
15:41 Sleights
15:44 Crossroads A169-B1410
15:44 Briggswath
15:47 Ruswarp
15:47 Crossroads B1410-B1416
15:49 Whitby (B1416-A171-LR-A174-LR)
15:54 Whitby
15:59 Crossroads LR-A171
16:00 Crossroads A171-B1447
16:04 Robin Hood’s Bay (B1447-LR)
16:06 Fylingthorpe
16:09 Cote de Robin Hood’s Bay
16:10 Crossroads B1447-A171
16:31 Cloughton
16:32 Burniston (A171-A165)
16:38 Scarborough (entry)
16:47 Scarborough (finish)


🚌 Travel

For those planning to watch the start of Stage 1 in Bridlington, the Bridlington Park & Ride will be in operation during the day and car parks across the East Riding will be open as usual but are expected to be busier than usual.

Please be aware that staff at Northern Rail have elected to strike on Friday 28th April and therefore many train services to and from Bridlington, Driffield, Whitby and Scarborough will not be operating.

In addition, many of EYMS’ services that run through Scarborough, Bridlington and Pocklington will suffer delays and diversions.

The services that will be affected are:

  • Service 121 – The Service 121 journey which leaves Hull at 11:25am will have divert from Nafferton via Wansford and Beeford to Bridlington, missing all stops after Nafferton (Cross Keys) until Bridlington (Quay Road).
  • Service 45 and 46 – The bus which leaves York at 11:45am will go to Pocklington as normal, but when it leaves Pocklington EYMS Depot it will divert via Shiptonthorpe, Middleton and Kilnwick to the A164, missing all stops between Pocklington Depot and Driffield Showground. At Driffield, the bus may have to wait until the road reopens before it can carry on with its journey (the road is expected to open at 1:15pm). The bus due to leave Driffield for York at 12:55pm may be delayed in Driffield by around 15 minutes as it waits for the road to reopen.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council are expecting roads in and around Bridlington to be busier than normal as people head into the town to see the start of the race.

To ensure the safety of the race and spectators, no parking is permitted on the race route. Car parking will also be suspended at some towns in the East Riding on Friday 28th April

There are parking suspensions on the following roads:

🚫 🚘 Bridlington: South Marine Drive, South Cliff Road, Bridge Street, Queen Street, Cross Street.
🚫 🚘 Driffield: North Street, Middle Street, North Market Place, Middle Street South.

🚫 🚘 Pocklington: Yapham Road, George Street Pavement, Market Place, Jubilee Monument Area, St Peters Square, Market Square, Chapmangate Bridge Street, London Street, St Helen’s Gate, Kilnwick Road.

Additional disabled parking is being provided in the following locations, with signs identifying the areas available:

♿ Bridlington: Windsor Crescent, West Street.
♿ Driffield: Section of Cross Hill Car Park
♿ Pocklington: Jubilee Monument Area around the Queen Victoria Monument.



Road closures

🚫 South Marine Drive in Bridlington, from the junction with Kingston Road/Cardigan Road in the south to Pembroke Terrace in the north, will be closed to all vehicles from 6pm on Thursday 27th April until 6pm on Friday 28th April. The road will still be open for pedestrians.

The race itself will be managed using rolling road closures rather than long-term road closures. These rolling road closures will be managed by the Police. Most of the rolling road closures will last no more than an hour apart from the start and finish lines and some climbs.


👪  Entertainment

The colourful and creative publicity caravan is set to arrive in Driffield via the A164/B1249 roundabout at 11:05.

The caravan sees some of Yorkshire’s best-loved brands travel ahead of the riders on each day of the race in a parade of specially-decorated vehicles designed to excite the crowds and hand out keepsakes.

There will also be the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Tour de Yorkshire ambassadors, including some legends of cycling.

From late morning, there will be an exciting programme of interactive family-friendly entertainment on South Marine Drive, Bridlington. There will be a chance to meet the riders in the Race Village before the start of the race before the Ceremonial Start at 12:35. In addition, Marc Treanor will be creating a spectacular piece of land art on South Beach.

  • STAGE 1 on Friday 28th April will start in Bridlington and finish in Scarborough – 173km
  • STAGE 2 on Saturday 29th April will start in Tadcaster and finish in Harrogate – 122.5k
  • STAGE 3 on Sunday 30th April will start in Bradford and finish in Fox Valley, Sheffield – 194.5km

📺 Tour de Yorkshire 2017 live TV guide

Friday, April 28
12.30-17.15, LIVE Tour de Yorkshire stage one, ITV4
12.45-17.00, LIVE Tour de Yorkshire stage one, Eurosport 2
19.00-20.00, highlights Tour de Yorkshire stage one, ITV4
22.00-23.00, highlights Tour de Yorkshire stage one, Eurosport 2

Saturday, April 29
08.30-12.00, LIVE Tour de Yorkshire women’s race, Eurosport 2
09.00-12.45, LIVE Tour de Yorkshire women’s race, ITV4
14.00-17.15, LIVE Tour de Yorkshire stage two, ITV4
14.10-17.45, LIVE Tour de Yorkshire stage two, Eurosport 2
19.00-20.00, highlights Tour de Yorkshire stage two, ITV4
20.15-21.45, highlights Tour de Yorkshire stage two, Eurosport 2

Sunday, April 30
12.30-17.30, LIVE Tour de Yorkshire stage three, ITV4
16.00-17.00, LIVE Tour de Yorkshire stage three, Eurosport 2
19.00-20.00, highlights Tour de Yorkshire stage three, ITV4
22.00-23.00, highlights Tour de Yorkshire stage three, Eurosport 2

 

 

Stage 1
Stage One gets underway outside Bridlington Spa and heads into Pocklington for the first intermediate sprint. The classified climbs up the Côte de Garrowby Hill and Côte de Goathland will get the legs pumping before the race hits the coastline again at Whitby, where the riders will get a great view of the Abbey as they contest the second sprint of the day. The route continues on to Robin Hood’s Bay for the third and final climb and then it’s full steam into Scarborough for the now-legendary finish along North Bay.

 

Stage 2
On Stage Two, men and women will face exactly the same stage which starts in Tadcaster. The action commences on the newly-reopened Tadcaster Bridge and ventures into Knaresborough where the first intermediate sprint points are up for grabs. The sole categorised climb comes at the Côte de Lofthouse and then it’s on to Ripon for the second intermediate sprint. The race will skirt Fountains Abbey before a fast approach to Harrogate, where the action will reach its crescendo along Parliament Street, just as it did on the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France.

 

Stage 3
On Stage Three the riders roll out of City Park in Bradford and take in Salts Mill before the start flag is lowered. The action then briefly joins the 2014 Tour de France route at Burley-in-Wharfedale before passing into the Yorkshire Dales. Skipton is the next town on the agenda, with the first of eight categorised climbs being contested on the Côte de Silsden. The next ascent comes on the cobbled rise up Haworth’s picturesque main street and another climb at Leeming must also be tackled before they face the infamous Côte de Shibden Wall. This cobbled brute could see splits form before the final intermediate sprint in Stocksbridge. The riders then embark on a torturous 22km finishing circuit that features no less than four categorised climbs at Deepcar, Wigtwizzle, Ewden Height and Midhopestones before the race reaches its climax at Fox Valley.

 

Onlookers Driffield

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