The Tour de Yorkshire is coming to Skipton and Keighley


The Tour de Yorkshire takes place over the weekend of 28-30 April, and it's sure to be another fantastic cycling spectacle, with thousands of people expected to cheer on the riders.

Some of the best viewing points for the race are easy to get to by bus, and with car parking spaces expected to be few and far between, there's no better way to see the event.

Here's an outline of what's happening over the Tour de Yorkshire weekend. 

Friday 28 April

Stage 1: Bridlington to Scarborough

The first stage of the race will run from Bridlington to Scarborough, through Goathland and Whitby. This stage of the race shouldn't have any impact on buses in Skipton or Keighley.

Some of the best viewing points for stage 1 of the tour can be found right in the heart of Coastliner Country. Côte de Goathland is one of the classified climbs - find it on Coastliner 840.

The first stage finishes at Peasholm Park in Scarborough - easily accessible on Coastliner 843. If early mornings are more your thing, the starting point for stage 1 is Bridlington - get there on Coastliner 845. 

Find out more about stage 1 here. Our amazing range of Daytripper Plus tickets will take you to the heart of the action on any Transdev bus in Lancashire and Yorkshire - just £16 for an adult, and £33 for a group of up to five adults travelling together. 

Saturday 29 April

Stage 2: Tadcaster to Harrogate

The second stage of the race runs from Tadcaster to Harrogate, through Wetherby, Knaresborough and Ripon. Find out more about stage 2.

Sunday 30 April

Stage 3: Bradford to Sheffield Fox Valley

The third stage of the race runs from Bradford to Ilkley, Skipton, Keighley, Haworth and down to Sheffield through Brighouse. 

See the action in Skipton

The Tour de Yorkshire passes through the heart of historic Skipton, and the popular canal festival also takes place on the weekend of the event. Parking in town will be virtually impossible on Sunday - the bus is the very best way to get into town. 

The Witchway will see some changes on the Sunday, as the race route runs down from Grassington to Skipton. The 1005 departure from Manchester arriving in Skipton at 1215 will finish at Skipton, and won't run all the way to Grassington. The 1255 trip from Grassington will start from Skipton at 1330. 

There will be extra capacity on Dalesway 66, which runs into Skipton every hour from Keighley and Crosshills on Sundays. 

Mainline M4 will not be affected in Keighley by the route of the Tour de Yorkshire, but there might be some extra traffic on the roads slowing things down a little. 

Stay in the loop

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