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Where to watch the Tour de Yorkshire

Where to watch the Tour de Yorkshire

Published at 4:41pm 3rd May 2018. (Updated at 5:24pm 3rd May 2018)

Struggling to find out where YOU can watch and celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire? Well, worry no more... 

There are a number of events taking place across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale over the bank holiday weekend. 

Here's just a few:



Bunting has been set up throughout the town with a Chippendale/TDY theme. A joint celebration of the Tour de Yorkshire and the tercentenary of Thomas Chippendale’s birth is taking place. 

Pedaloes are back on the River Wharfe as well as the Otley Fan Zone (Friday-Sunday) and music festival (Sunday)!

The town is one of the few places that will be visited twice this year, Friday and Sunday. 


Wharfe Valley

Across the Wharfe Valley you will see giant land art footprints leading up to the Cow & Calf. The race passes through here on Friday. They have been produced by Bradford Council to honour Rombald the Giant - who legend says created the Cow & Calf. They have been positioned at Ben Rhydding Golf Club, Ben Rhydding Primary School, Ashfield Primary School and Nell Bank Outdoors Centre.



3,800 rubber ducks will be planted in the River Wharfe near the bridge at New Brook Street. There's also an event at Riverside gardens with adventure play equipment.

The Grove will have music on the band stands, cycle comedy performances with sheep heads and costumes, cycle themed face painting and arts and crafts, plus there’ll be a big screen and an interactive piece where people can take photos for social media. 

Ilkley is one of eight host towns this year. See the first ever summit finish at the Cow and Calf on Friday. 



Crossing from Brontë Country into Craven, the route heads through Skipton on Sunday. 

Catch the action on Skipton’s award winning High Street on Sunday - 12.40-1.40pm are the times recommended to watch!



Masham is hosting a pop-up carnival on Sunday, which will be a unique collaboration between the county’s largest market place and the country’s oldest West Indian Carnival:

It's also home of Black Sheep Brewery – the official brewery of the Tour de Yorkshire. They will be marking the occasion by hosting a ‘Black Sheep Straight’ where fans can gather to watch the action in person. The Straight will be located on Thorpe Road on the fringes of Masham, and the first rider to pass that point will be rewarded with their height in crates of Black Sheep Ale.


Kirby Malzeard

There’ll be a village party on race day (Sunday) in Kirby Malzeard with festivities starting shortly before 11am with music from the Reeth Brass Band. They are hosting a best dressed house competition which will be judged by the WI and there are prizes for the two best dressed houses!

Other activities on the day include: a children’s cycling race, vintage cars, a BBQ on the Highside Playing Fields, a walking cycling-themed treasure hunt, a big screen and exhibition in the Mechanics, a flower festival in the Church and art exhibition in the chapel, a raffle.


Pateley Bridge

Decorations have been put up throughout the Pateley Bridge High Street which has been organised by local schools, churches and community groups. The Dacre and Summerbridge Silver Band will be playing. The Summerbridge Retained Firefighters will be assisting in putting up displays to ensure they comply with health and safety.

Catch the race here on Sunday! 

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