Travel information: Tour de Yorkshire 29th Apr-1st May - Flower of May

Travel information: Tour de Yorkshire 29th Apr-1st May

The 2nd Tour de Yorkshire is rolling through the county on the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend. If you are stopping with us at the Flower of May or Rosedale Abbey over the weekend, it’s a great chance to catch some of the cycling action close to the park!

The 3rd stage, taking place on Sunday 1st May is the closest the route comes to our parks. However racing takes place on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May across Yorkshire, so your route to and/or from our parks to home may be affected.

As with the previous edition, there will be certain parts of road which are completely closed with most of the course operating a ‘rolling road closure’. The rolling road closures are expected to last no longer than 1 hour, so please consider this when making your travelling plans.

Friday 29th April

Travelling to/from the West (Lancashire, Leeds, Bradford etc) towards the East for Goosewood, Rosedale and Flower of May.

There will be a rolling road closure affecting the A64 and A58 as riders cycle from Tadcaster towards Wetherby. Depending on the speed of the race, the route plan shows the race passing through Tadcaster at approximately 1.56pm and Wetherby at 2.16pm. Roads will be closed prior to the expected arrival and re-opened as soon as possible after.

Travelling to/from the South (South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire etc) towards the North for Goosewood, Rosedale and Flower of May.

There will be a rolling road closure affecting the A163 as riders cycle from Market Weighton towards Riccall (South of York). Depending on the speed of the race, the route plan shows the race passing through Market Weighton at approximately 12.42pm and Riccall at 1.27pm. Roads will be closed prior to the expected arrival and re-opened as soon as possible after.

There is an alternative route via Hull and the East Coast if heading to the Flower of May, Scarborough.

Find out more:

Stage 1 route >

Route timings >

Tour de Yorkshire FAQs >

Saturday 30th April

Travelling to/from the West (Lancashire, Leeds, Bradford etc) towards the East for Goosewood, Rosedale and Flower of May.

There will be a rolling road closure affecting the A64 and A58 as riders cycle from East Rigton towards Wetherby. There is a mens and ladies race on this day, so there will be two road closures. Depending on the speed of the races, the route plan shows the races passing through East Rigton at approximately 8.57am for the ladies race and 2.52pm for the mens race. It is then expected in Scholes at 9.11am and 3.03pm respectively. Roads will be closed prior to the expected arrival and re-opened as soon as possible after.

Travelling to/from the South (South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire etc) towards the North for Goosewood, Rosedale and Flower of May.

The route takes riders around the West and South of Doncaster, meaning access to and through Doncaster will be affected. The M18 should provide access to most places in the surrounding areas. The riders are expected around the Doncaster area between 11.07 (ladies) and 6.43pm (mens) and the finish in Doncaster is expected at 12.10pm and 5.08pm respectively.

Stage 2 route >

Route timings (mens) >   Route timings (ladies) >

Tour de Yorkshire FAQs >

Sunday 1st May

Travelling to/from the West (Lancashire, Leeds, Bradford etc) towards the East for Rosedale Abbey.

The A170 at Sutton Bank will be closed from Sutton-under-Whitestone Cliff to the top of Sutton Bank. It is assumed (but please check) that there will be a diversion in place. There will also be a rolling road closure on the A170 from Helmsley to Kirkbymoorside.

There will be a rolling road closure affecting the A170 as riders cycle from Helmsley towards Kirkbymoorside. Depending on the speed of the race, the route plan shows the race passing through Helmsley at approximately 1.29pm and Kirkbymoorside at 1.43pm. Roads will be closed prior to the expected arrival and re-opened as soon as possible after.

Travelling to/from the North (Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Sunderland etc) towards the South for Rosedale Abbey.

There will be a rolling road closure affecting the access via the North York Moors at Danby. Riders cycle through Danby. Depending on the speed of the race, the route plan shows the race passing through Danby at approximately 2.42pm. Roads will be closed prior to the expected arrival and re-opened as soon as possible after.

Depending on your route you may also be affected around the Middlesbrough area, where the race starts at 11.10am.

Travelling to/from the West (Lancashire, Leeds, Bradford etc) towards the East for Flower of May.

There will be a rolling road closure affecting the A64 and A170 as riders cycle from Ayton towards Scarborough via Seamer. Depending on the speed of the race, the route plan shows the race passing through Ayton at approximately 4.17pm and Seamer at 4.22pm. Roads will be closed prior to the expected arrival and re-opened as soon as possible after.

Travelling to/from the North (Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Sunderland etc) towards the South for Flower of May.

There will be a rolling road closure affecting various points along the A171 as you travel North-South. Riders cycle through Whitby and down the A171 towards Scarborough. Depending on the speed of the race, the route plan shows the race affecting the A171 between 3.10pm and 3.56pm. Roads will be closed prior to the expected arrival and re-opened as soon as possible after.

Depending on your route you may also be affected around the Middlesbrough area, where the race starts at 11.10am.

Stage 3 route >

Route timings >

Tour de Yorkshire FAQs >