Doncaster is set to host the finish of Stage 1 of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire and Stage 1 of the ASDA Women's Tour de Yorkshire on Thursday 3 May 2018.
The second stages of both of these races will also pass through Doncaster so communities in the north, east, south and west of the borough will be able to experience this wonderful event.
When the Tour de Yorkshire came to Doncaster in 2016 it was a tremendous spectacle. It showcased Doncaster and Yorkshire to a world-wide audience as shown in the photographs above. If you want a further reminder of all the fun and excitement watch: The 2016 Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster
Stage 1 route map
Stage 2 route map
Lots to look forward to
On Thursday, 3 May 2018, Doncaster will welcome the finishes of the first stage of the men's and women's races. The thrilling climax will be on Bennetthorpe like last time. There will be lots of fun things to do in the town centre and in communities along the route so put the date in the diary.
The following day – Friday, 4 May 2018 – the second stages of these races will also snake through our borough. That’s double the fun and allows even more of our communities to join in the celebrations as the world’s best cyclists race through.
A record 2.2 million spectators lined the route in last year’s renewal which generated £64million for the Yorkshire economy. When you also consider that 9.7 million people watched the action on television in 180 countries across the globe you can see the scale of the event and what a fantastic opportunity this is to showcase Doncaster to the world.
It’s certainly going to be another thrilling experience for Doncaster to look forward to and enjoy. And remember, it’s never too early to start getting into the Tour de Yorkshire spirit by dressing up your homes, businesses and communities with yellow and blue regalia. More the merrier we say!
If you're thinking of organising a party or event in your community this handy guide will help you plan what you need to do and consider:
- Guide to help you plan an event-1
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Tour de Yorkshire roadshows
Tour de Yorkshire community roadshows are being held at:
- Earl of Doncaster on Tuesday 9 January from 2.30 to 5pm
- Rossington Hall on Thursday 22 February from 5.30 to 7.30pm
- Hooton Pagnell Hall on Wednesday 7 March from 10am to 12.30pm
They are a great opportunity to find out what is happening and how you can play your part in making it a great occasion. To book your space go to: Tour de Yorkshire Roadshow
We will post all the need to know information here on the run up to the event and on our dedicated twitter account: TDYdoncaster
Details of the entertainment and activities you can experience will be available on: visitdoncaster.com
To find out more about the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire (3 – 6 May) go to: letouryorkshire.com
Are you inspired to get into cycling?
If the thought of welcoming another Tour de Yorkshire has you inspired to get into cycling we have lots of advice and on information on routes etc.
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.
Relive Saturday 30 April 2016 when the Tour de Yorkshire last came to Doncaster by watching the short film below.
Let's do it all again folks!