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Tour de Yorkshire road closure information

Thursday, 26 April 2018

As this year’s Tour de Yorkshire draws closer, Scarborough is gearing up to host another spectacular sea front finish – this year Stage 3 of the men’s race will finish in Royal Albert Drive on Saturday 5 May.

This year, the race takes place over four days for the first time - from Thursday 3 May to Sunday 6 May. All of the route on Saturday 5 May and most of the route on Sunday 6 May is in North Yorkshire.

Yorkshire stars confirmed for home race

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ben Swift and Tom Pidcock – two of Yorkshire’s highest-profile riders – have been named in the Great Britain Cycling Team who will compete at next week’s Tour de Yorkshire.

Swift usually rides for the UAE Team Emirates squad but will represent his national team in his home race between 3-6 May. The 30 year old from Rotherham is a former world track champion who has also triumphed at the Tours of California, Romandie and Poland, as well as the Tour Down Under, during his 10 seasons as a pro.

Stereophonics to play Scarborough OAT

Monday, 23 April 2018

One of Britain’s best live bands Stereophonics are to play a not-to-be-missed headline date at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

Fresh from the success of their gold-certified album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ – which includes the stunning singles ‘All In One Night’, ‘Caught By The Wind’ and ‘Taken A Tumble’ – Stereophonics play Europe’s largest open-air arena on Thursday 19 July.

Olympic champion to ride the Tour de Yorkshire

Friday, 20 April 2018

Reigning Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet is the latest star cyclist confirmed to ride the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire.

Van Avermaet is one of the biggest names in the sport who has also won two Tour de France stages, the 2017 Paris-Roubaix title, and numerous other accolades alongside his Rio 2016 success.

It will be the first time the 32-year-old BMC Racing rider has competed in Yorkshire since 2015 when he finished seventh overall and secured second place behind his then team-mate Ben Hermans on the final stage into Leeds.     

Discover live OAT music treasure at Peasholm Park

Friday, 20 April 2018

Get ready Scarborough – there is another massive live music announcement coming your way!

The final chart-topping act to perform at this summer’s sensational season of live music at Scarborough Open Air Theatre will be revealed on Monday  23 April at 8.10am.

To celebrate what will be the biggest and best ever year at Europe’s largest open-air arena, with 16 massive headline concerts, venue promoters Cuffe and Taylor today announced two special treats for music fans.

Mark Cavendish to compete in Tour de Yorkshire

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Welcome to Yorkshire is delighted that Mark Cavendish has confirmed he will return to racing after injury at the 2018 edition of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Cavendish suffered a dramatic crash at the Milan – San Remo race in Italy on Saturday 17 March, fracturing a rib and damaging his ankle after colliding with a traffic bollard, and reports had suggested that he would be back in action at the Tour of California (13-19 May).

Big Bike Beat Band to go on tour

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Big Bike Beat Band, the community artwork project commissioned by Scarborough Borough Council to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire Stage Three finish in Scarborough on Saturday 5 May, will begin its musical travels around schools and public spaces in and around Scarborough, Filey and the North York Moors National Park next week.

Challenge to cycle distance of 2018 Tour de Yorkshire

Monday, 16 April 2018

Colleagues and members at Scarborough Sports Village will join forces with Scarborough Borough Council staff later this month to try to replicate the challenging route of this year's Tour de Yorkshire without having to take to the tarmac!

On Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 April, participants will attempt to cycle 704.5km, the total distance of the Tour de Yorkshire men's race. For added authenticity, those taking part will be encouraged to replicate some of the sprints and King of the Mountain climbs of this year's Tour de Yorkshire route.

Herring Gull information roadshows

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Public information days will be held in Filey, Scarborough and Whitby this week when the Herring Gull information roadshows return to the Yorkshire coast.

NBC Environment, the company that is carrying out a Herring Gull disruption and dispersal programme on behalf of Scarborough Borough Council for the second year running, will pitch up at Filey Coble Landing on the morning of Wednesday 11 April, Dock End in Whitby on the afternoon of Wednesday 11 April and on Sandside in Scarborough near the old police box all day on Thursday 12 April.

Two Tour de Yorkshire champions back for 2018

Monday, 9 April 2018

Not one but two former Tour de Yorkshire winners have announced they will be jetting in for the fourth edition which runs between 3 and 6 May.

Reigning champion Serge Pauwels has confirmed he will be back to defend his title, while retired 2016 victor Thomas Voeckler will also be present in an ambassadorial role.

Pauwels wowed the crowd in 2017 with a successful attack on the concluding loop into Fox Valley and took the victory by a six-second advantage over his Team Dimension Data team-mate Omar Fraile.