Tour de Yorkshire 2019 to travel through our district on 3 May

Tour de Yorkshire returns!

The Tour de Yorkshire is returning to the Wakefield district on Friday 3 May 2019!

Stage 2 of the men’s race and Stage 1 of the women’s races will both pass through parts of the district as they ride from Barnsley to Bedale. The cyclists will enter the Wakefield district at Ryhill and travel through Wintersett towards Nostell Priory, before heading along the B6428 into Purston Jaglin.

The riders will turn left onto Pontefract Road and ride through Featherstone towards Pontefract, travelling through Town End junction along the A645 and turning left at North Baileygate before following Monkhill Lane and Spittal Hardwick Lane into Airedale.

Once in Airedale, the cyclists will head to Redhill Drive, Queen’s Park Drive and Ferrybridge Road before arriving on Bridge Street, travelling over Lock Lane Bridge and out of the district towards Allerton Bywater.

Cllr Jacquie Speight, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: “I’m very pleased that we’re welcoming this fantastic sporting event back to our district.
“It generates a lot of interest and enthusiasm and is an excellent platform to showcase our area and encourage visitors into the area.

“I hope that once again hundreds of spectators will line the route and the Tour will be just as successful as in previous years, giving another huge boost to our district.”

Race times and traffic disruption – plan your day on 3 May

To minimise disruption, rolling road closures are being put in place during both races instead of full closures. They will come into effect approximately 15 minutes before the races pass through and are likely to last a maximum of 45 minutes.

The women’s race is expected to enter Ryhill at around 9am and leave Castleford at around 10am, based on an 8.30am start at Barnsley.

The men’s race is expected to enter Ryhill at around 2.30pm and leave Castleford at around 3.30pm, based on a 2pm start at Barnsley.

Times are approximate and are subject to change. Further updates will be posted here. For the latest information, visit the Tour de Yorkshire website.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to plan their day in advance to minimise any inconvenience caused and spectators are encouraged to ensure they are in their preferred location in good time.
Local businesses and schools are advised to consider how the rolling road closures may affect them, and plan accordingly.

Tour De Yorkshire Route

Street Name: Bleakley Lane, Notton

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street Name: Notton Lane, Notton

Section of road affected: Bleakley Lane / Chevet Lane to Navvy Lane

 

Street Name: Navvy Lane, Royston 

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street Name: Church Lane, Havercroft

Section of road affected: Navvy Lane / Cold Hiendley Common Lane to Ten Lands Lane 

 

Street name: Ten Lands Lane, Havercroft

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Havercroft Green (B6428), Ryhill

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Mill Lane, Ryhill

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: School Lane, Ryhill

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Nostell Lane, Ryhill

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Swine Lane, Wintersett

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Garmil Lane, Wragby 

Section of road affected: Swine Lane to Doncaster Road (A638)

 

Street name: Doncaster Road (A638), Wragby  

Section of road affected: Garmil Lane to Cross Hands Lane

 

Street name: Cross Hands Lane, Wragby (B6428)

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Went Lane, Wragby (B6428)

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Ackworth Road (B6421), Featherstone 

Section of road affected: Went Lane to Hall Street 

 

Street name: Hall Street (B6421), Featherstone

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Pontefract Road (A645), Featherstone

Section of road affected: Hall Street to Wakefield Road (A645), Pontefract

 

Street name: Wakefield Road (A645), Pontefract 

Sectoion of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Jubilee Way

Section of road affected: At the junction with Mill Hill Road, Wakefield Road and Southgate

 

Street name: Southgate (A645)

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: South Baileygate (A645)

Section of road affected: Southgate to Tanners Row

 

Street name: Tanners Row

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: North Baileygate

Section of road affected: Tanners Row to Mill Dam Lane

 

Street name: Mill Dam Lane

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Ferrybridge Road, Pontefract

Section of road affected: Mill Dam Lane to Monkhill Lane

 

Street name: Monkhill Lane

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Spittal Hardwick Lane, Castleford & Pontefract

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Holywell Lane

Section of road affected: Spittal Hardwick Road to Fryton Road

 

Street name: Fryston Road

Section of road affected: Holywell Lane to Redhill Drive

 

Street name: Redhill Drive

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Queens Park Drive

Section of road affected: Redhill Drive to Ferrybridge Road

 

Street name: Ferrybridge Road, Castleford 

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Bridge Street, Castleford

Section of road affected: Full length

 

Street name: Lock Lane, Castleford

Section of road affected: Full length