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.
Stage 1: Bridlington to Scarborough (173km) Friday 28th April 2017
⏲️ Approx Times.
12:35 Bridlington (South Marine Drive) – Ceremonial Start
12:45 Bridlington – Official Start
12:53 Burton Agnes
13:08 Great Driffield (Scarb. Road roundabout)
13:08 Great Driffield Town Centre
13:13 Great Driffield (Showground Road roundabout)
13:22 Crossroads A614-B1246
13:25 North Dalton
13:45 Pocklington (B1246-LR)
13:57 Bishop Wilton
14:00 Crossroads LR-A166
14:02 Cote de Garrowby Hill
14:04 Crossroads A166-LR
14:22 Crossroads LR-B1248
14:27 Norton On Derwent
14:29 Level Crossing
14:29 Malton (B1248-B1257)
14:36 Crossroads B1257-LR
14:44 Great Barugh
14:57 Pickering (LR-A170-A169)
15:25 Crossroads A169-LR
15:34 Cote de Goathland
15:36 Crossroads LR-A169
15:44 Crossroads A169-B1410
15:47 Crossroads B1410-B1416
15:49 Whitby (B1416-A171-LR-A174-LR)
15:59 Crossroads LR-A171
16:00 Crossroads A171-B1447
16:04 Robin Hood’s Bay (B1447-LR)
16:09 Cote de Robin Hood’s Bay
16:10 Crossroads B1447-A171
16:32 Burniston (A171-A165)
16:38 Scarborough (entry)
16:47 Scarborough (finish)
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:
🚫 🚘 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.
🚫 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.
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