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

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

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.

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

Whether your business is interested in getting involved and supporting the races, or concerned about any traffic disruption, it’s important to plan ahead for Friday 3 May.

Rolling road closures are being put in place during both races instead of full closures to minimise disruption. 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. Regular updates will be posted on the Wakefield First website and at www.wakefield.gov.uk/tdy. For further information visit https://letour.yorkshire.com/.