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Tour de Yorkshire 3-6 May 2018

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The fourth edition of the race has been expanded from three to four stages and will take place between 3-6 May 2018. It encompasses all four corners of the county and takes in 169 villages, towns and cities along the way:

Stage four on the 6th May 2018 will see the riders come through Sutton-in-Craven.

Starting in Halifax, the riders first head north into undulating terrain, first tackling the Hebden Bridge climb, then on to Goose Eye, Barden Moor and Park Rash.

After visiting Middleham, the race turns south and tackled the climbs of Greenhow Hill and Otley Chevin. The stage then finishes in Leeds, in the same spot that the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ kicked off.

To help ensure the safety of the race and provide maximum opportunities for spectators to watch the race we encourage as many people as possible to leave their cars at home.

For those who need to drive they should plan ahead, know the route they can take and where they can park responsibly to walk or cycle to their chosen spot to watch the race. 

To ensure the safety of the race, spectators and residents, parking on the race route is prohibited.

Spectators are advised to avoid standing on sections of the route that are narrow, have no verge or have walls with a drop behind them.  They should keep to footpaths and protect dry stone walls by not climbing, standing or sitting on them. The use of drones for photography is strictly prohibited. 

Dogs should be kept on a short lead and the race route kept clear until the last riders and the end of race vehicle have passed.

The majority of the route will be operating under rolling road closures, which will typically last up to one hour; however, there are some locations on the route which will be subject to longer closures. These closures are to ensure the safety of riders, support teams and spectators, staff and volunteers. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times and we aim to return everything to normal as soon as possible on the day of the race. An end of race vehicle will follow the race, once this has passed rolling road closures are lifted.  Fixed road closures at starts, finishes and key climbs will remain in place until it is deemed safe to reopen the road. 

 Road closure information and race timings are available at www.letouryorkshire.com and www.northyorks.gov.uk/tour. Alternatively the County Council Customer Service Centre on 01609 780780 can be contacted for more information