We have many fantastic memories of when the Tour de Yorkshire came to Doncaster in 2016 and 2018 and we can't wait to welcome it back in 2019!
Doncaster will host Stage One of the Men’s race on Thursday 2 May 2019. The start of the race will begin in what will be our newly refurbished market square which will showcase our historic market to the world.
The cyclists will then ride out past the Mansion House, Hallgate, Christ Church and then over St George’s Bridge on to the A19. The route will then go through:
- Toll Bar
The race will leave Doncaster at Norton and then travel through much of East Yorkshire and finish in Selby, followed by three more days racing across Yorkshire.
A film of the drive-through of the race through Doncaster is available here along with a map of the route.
This will be the third time the prestigious global racing event has come to the borough.
The Tour de Yorkshire first visited Doncaster in April 2016 – it was a huge success with over 50,000 event-goers across the borough turning out to enjoy the breath-taking spectacle of world class cycling and the electric atmosphere.
Exhilarating racing action right here on our doorstep – and also the spirit and passion of local communities that came together to give it the warmest of welcomes!
2018 saw Doncaster host the first stage of the men’s race and the ASDA women’s Tour de Yorkshire on 3 May. The second stage of the races passed through the borough the following day.
To be chosen as an event host for a second year was wonderful news, to be allocated two days of one of the biggest and most prestigious cycling races in the world was a major coup for the borough.
Doncaster’s communities were invited to get ready for the big event and showcase their creative skills again by coming up with eye-catching land art or organising community parties. They certainly did the borough proud!
Since its first visit to Doncaster in 2016, the Tour de Yorkshire has passed through 33 of our communities, giving 47.6% of the borough’s population opportunity to watch the race. That’s nearly 193,000 residents.
If you want a further reminder of all the fun and excitement watch: The 2016 Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster
Are you inspired to get into cycling?
Whether it is part of a cycling club, to ride to work or just as a bit of fun to pass away an evening or the weekend with family and friends go to: Cycling in Doncaster and give it a try.