Tour de Yorkshire 2017

You have probably heard about a cycling event that is taking place in Yorkshire in just 60 days: Tour de Yorkshire. This is the legacy from Yorkshire hosting the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014. From Friday 28th April to Sunday 30th April, Yorkshire will be swept up in a cycling festival!

This year the route takes in the moors and coast, the heritage of Yorkshire industry and cosmopolitan cities. The full route information is available at and there you’ll find details of the exciting hill climb that is taking place on day 1 at Garrowby Hill – just over 5 miles east of Weir Holiday Park.

Day 2 starts in Tadcaster and finishes in Harrogate after touring through Nidderdale. There’s a fast and furious sprint section in Knaresborough which should make great viewing through the narrow streets of this traditional market town near Allerton Holiday Park.

Day 3 heads south to start from Bradford and finish in Fox Valley at Sheffield – this is set to be a tough day for the already tired riders as they take on 8 hill climbs in the industrial landscape of West and South Yorkshire.

If you would like to get involved with this year’s Tour de Yorkshire, the organising team are looking for volunteer ‘Tourmakers” – a role which places you at the centre of the action and to be a welcoming face of Yorkshire for the spectators of the event. If you are interested in being a “Tourmaker” then you can find out more on the website:

If you are staying at either Weir Holiday Park or Allerton Holiday Park during the Tour de Yorkshire, and want advice on where to watch, or indeed, where to avoid, then just ask us! There won’t be any major road closures, but there will be some rolling roadblocks that may affect your journey around the region.