The Tour de Yorkshire rolls into town once again in May 2019, with the world’s top riders gracing the county’s roads.
This will be fifth time the event has been held, spread over four stages, covering vast swathes of Yorkshire. Taking place between May 2-5, the race has now been upgraded to HC status by cycling’s world governing body the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) – the highest category possible for a multi-day race outside of the UCI WorldTour. It encompasses all four corners of the county and takes in 150 villages, towns and cities along the way.
And our Yorkshire holiday parks are once again the perfect place to catch all the action! Stay with us this May and you’ll be close to many of the riders as they fly through the county at high speed.
From Bridlington, the riders will head into the North York Moors National Park. The Côte de Silpho will be looming large shortly after Hackness and the opening intermediate sprint comes just after Harwood Dale.
The route then continues north and commences an undulating 52km loop just after Fylingdales. Once the peloton has passed through Robin Hood’s Bay they immediately hit the Côte de Hooks House Farm. Then it’s on to Whitby, and before the riders enter town they will contest a second intermediate sprint in front of Whitby Abbey. The views will be spectacular on the approach to Sandsend and it is there that the Côte de Lythe Bank is waiting.
Once the riders have crested that summit the route heads inland and the Côtes de Grosmont and Ugglebarnby are positioned just 7km apart. The loop concludes, the pace is sure to be high as the riders drop into Scarborough. The frontrunners will sweep along South Bay, around the castle walls and onto the now-legendary finish along North Bay.
The Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race meanwhile, will take place between 3-4 May meaning that for the first time ever, it will be held on a Friday and Saturday to allow more people to celebrate the race.
Our Yorkshire holiday parks are the perfect place to catch all the action! You can combine a relaxing break in Yorkshire with seeing the very best of the Tour! Several of our holiday parks are located only a short distance from the Stage 3 route.
Flower of May Holiday Park – perfect for caravan holidays, glamping, touring and camping and seasonal touring – is located just south of Scarborough, meaning you can catch all the action on what is expected to be a dramatic finish to Stage 3, from Bridlington to Scarborough! Our other parks at Lowcroft, Fir Tree, The Lighthouse, Burnside and The Haven will also be especially close to the 132km Stage 3!
For more information about where to stay to see the Tour, call us today on 01723 584311 or book your break online now!