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Stage three - Saturday 5 May

The route for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire has been announced - and it's great news for Ryedale. The district will form part of the third stage of the men's race. The race will take place on Saturday 5 May. 

You can view the full stage 3 race route.

Riders enter the district and pass along the length of the A170, cycling through the market towns of Helmsley and Pickering, heading through to Thornton-le-Dale, leaving the district at Allerston.

It'll be a massive boost for businesses and for people living in the area.  Last year's Tour boosted the regional economy by around £64m.

The impact of the Tour de Yorkshire on the regional economy is significant. In this section we've published advice for businesses who want to make the most of this unique opportunity.

How to maximise the opportunity

Welcome to Yorkshire’s business toolkit guide can help you make the most of the opportunities the race brings. The guide covers information such as how to find out more about the race, how to reach out to customers with a cycling interest, working together and how to be race ready. 

Branding guidelines 

The dos and don’ts guidelines advise what can and cannot be done with the Tour de Yorkshire brand when using the race to help promote your products and services.

Practical support for your community event

If you are looking to host a community event to celebrate the arrival of the tour in your area we have some useful information to help support you in organising the event.

Make your community stand out from the crowd

Dress to impress and get involved in Welcome to Yorkshire’s land art competition. Whether it’s a church spire draped in a blue jersey, a field displaying a mammoth bicycle, or a market square spelling out a message of support, all works are welcomed and stand a great chance of being beamed to a global audience of millions when the race’s live television helicopters sweep across Ryedale.

Volunteering - Tour Maker

Want to do your bit and get involved in the tour? Why not volunteer and become a Tour de Yorkshire Tour Maker

Information for schools

Race organisers, Welcome to Yorkshire, have produced a support pack for teachers.  This provides a wealth of useful background information on the Tour de Yorkshire.  The pack is designed for teachers, community groups and parents of young people aged from 7 to 14.

Keep up to date with the latest Tour de Yorkshire news by signing up to their newsletter.  

Alternatively you can visit the official Tour de Yorkshire website.

The district will form part of the third stage of the men's race.  The race will take place on Saturday 5 May. 

You can view the full stage 3 race route.

Riders enter the district and pass along the length of the A170, cycling through the market towns of Helmsley and Pickering, heading through to Thornton-le-Dale, leaving the district at Allerston.   

Road closures

Location Expected race arrival Expected rolling road closure
Côte de Sutton Bank 2.50pm to 2.59pm 10.30am to 4.30pm
Helmsley 3.06pm to 3.17pm 2.40pm to 3.40pm
Kirkbymoorside 3.19pm to 3.30pm 2.45pm to 4pm
Pickering 3.34pm to 3.47pm 3pm to 4.15pm
Thornton-le-Dale 3.41pm to 3.55pm 3pm to 4.15pm
Allerston 3.47pm to 4.02pm 3.15pm to 4.30pm
Ebberston 3.50pm to 4.05pm 3.15pm to 4.30pm

Activities along the route

Helmsley businesses are competing with each other for the best window displays, and there’ll be a range of family activities taking place at Helmsley Community Library.

Plans are in place at Kirkbymoorside to make the most of the international TV exposure, with local children working hard on some ‘land art’ that can be seen from the cameras following the race in a helicopter.  The town is also hosting the annual ‘tractor run’ and 10km races the same weekend.

Meanwhile decorations are being put in in Pickering and Thornton-le-Dale.  Pickering’s church bells will be ringing to welcome the riders as they pass through.  At Thornton-le-Dale a special ‘spinride’ event will be taking place all day to raise money for local charities, as part of day of community events.

Road closures will operate on a rolling basis as the race passes through the district. Parking restrictions will also apply.

Contact us


Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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