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Tour de Yorkshire: LIVE BLOG

Tour De Yorkshire - Live Coverage

4:35pm 28th April 2017
(Updated 6:19pm 29th April 2017)

Welcome to the Tour de Yorkshire Live Coverage, keep checking this page for the latest on the race, road closures and all the fun that surrounds Britain's biggest bike race.

5:08pm

THAT'S IT FOR NOW

That's it for stage 2 for today! 

We will be back tomorrow with more updates as the Tour de Yorkshire passes through Burley-in-Wharfedale, Ilkley. Addingham and parts of Craven. 

 

5:04pm

WINNER

What a final sprint! 

5:02pm

RACE UPDATE

That's it, the race is over! 

Nacer Bouhanni takes the win! 

5:01pm

SIR GARY VERITY 

4:54pm

Finish Line View

Team Stray FM have a very close view of the finish line! 

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4:53pm

UPDATE Travel

Road closures around Cote de Lofthouse and Burnt Yates have now been lifted!

4:50pm

Race Update

Race due to finish around 5 pm.

Head over to our Tour de Yorkshire guide for race times tomorrow! 

https://www.strayfm.com/tour-de-yorkshire.php

4:43pm

Celebs on the finish line!

There are celebs on the finish line! 

4:42pm

UPDATE Travel 

Road Closures now in place on the A59 Killinghall!

4:31pm

Hampswaite streets are filled! 

The streets in Hampswaite are really filled for the men to come through! 

4:30pm

Harrogate Finish Line

Our own Chris Dean is on the finish line ready to get some shots! 

4:29pm

Update Travel

Road from Birstwith to Harrogate are now beginning to close for the final sprint of the Tour de Yorkshire Stage 2.

4:13pm

HARROGATE FINISH LINE

We have a full team raring and ready for the final sprint!

4:11pm

UPDATE Travel

Ripon Road closures are well and truly in place for the Men to fly through. 

 

4:08pm

FREEBIES IN HARROGATE

If you love a good freebie... now is the time to get one! 

3:59pm

UPDATE Travel

Rolling Road closures are now heading past Fountains Abby down to bishop Thornton soon to come to Birstwith and Hampswaite! 

 

3:48pm

STUNNING VIEWS FROM THE COTE DE YORKSHIRE CLIMB

3:41pm

UPDATE Traffic update around Harrogate and surrounding area

West Tanfield and North Stainley Roads are now closed for the riders! 

Harrogate's road are still closed until 9 pm tonight! 

61 West Park and Parliament Street 5am 9pm  
Oxford Street - Union Street to Parliament Street 5am 9pm  
The Ginnel - Montpellier Street to Parliament Street 5am 9pm  
Parliament Terrace 5am 9pm  
Cambridge Crescent 5am 9pm  
Cambridge Terrace 5am 9pm  
Montpellier Parade 5am 9pm  
Montpellier Hill - Montpellier Street to West Park 5am 9pm  
Albert Street - John Street to West Park 5am 9pm  
Raglan Street - John Street to West Park 5am 9pm  
Victoria Avenue - Princes Square to West Park 5am 9pm  
Brunswick Place 5am 9pm  
Tower Street (car park entrance to West Park) - Belford Road and Tower Street will be made two way to allow access to / from Victoria Avenue 5am 9pm  
Beech Grove - from junction with one way street leading to Victoria Road and West Park only, access to properties on Beech Grove will be maintained throughout the closure. 5am 9pm  
A61 Ripon Road (Springfield Avenue to Parliament Street) 9am 7pm  
Kings Road - Cheltenham Parade to A61 Ripon Road 9am 7pm  
Crescent Road - Montpellier Road to A61 Ripon Road 9am 7pm
3:37pm

FLYING THROUGH PATELEY

The speed they were going through Pateley...

3:30pm

PHOTOS OF THE DAY

Here is some photos of earlier today in Harrogate.

3:28pm

UPDATE Road Closures

Masham Road Closures are now in place, Rolling Road closures will be heading towards North Stainley and Ripon.

 

3:08pm

CARAVANS HAVE HIT RIPON! 

3:07pm

PATELEY AT THE READY! 

3:01pm

FREEBIES

Our own Christopher Dean is waiting for his freebies to come through Ripon!

2:58pm

CLOUDY OVER COTE DE YORKSHIRE

It looks like the clouds have gathered for the climb of the Cote de Yorkshire! 

2:56pm

PICTURES FROM KNARESBOROUGH

Here's a few pictures of all riders flying through Knaresborough!

2:51pm

UPDATE Road Closures

The roads are now closed in Pateley Bridge as the riders head up towards Cote de Lofthouse!

 

2:49pm

C'MON YORKSHIRE

2:40pm

UPDATE ROAD CLOSURES

Just a reminder on the Harrogate road closures: 

61 West Park and Parliament Street 5am 9pm  
Oxford Street - Union Street to Parliament Street 5am 9pm  
The Ginnel - Montpellier Street to Parliament Street 5am 9pm  
Parliament Terrace 5am 9pm  
Cambridge Crescent 5am 9pm  
Cambridge Terrace 5am 9pm  
Montpellier Parade 5am 9pm  
Montpellier Hill - Montpellier Street to West Park 5am 9pm  
Albert Street - John Street to West Park 5am 9pm  
Raglan Street - John Street to West Park 5am 9pm  
Victoria Avenue - Princes Square to West Park 5am 9pm  
Brunswick Place 5am 9pm  
Tower Street (car park entrance to West Park) - Belford Road and Tower Street will be made two way to allow access to / from Victoria Avenue 5am 9pm  
Beech Grove - from junction with one way street leading to Victoria Road and West Park only, access to properties on Beech Grove will be maintained throughout the closure. 5am 9pm  
A61 Ripon Road (Springfield Avenue to Parliament Street) 9am 7pm  
Kings Road - Cheltenham Parade to A61 Ripon Road 9am 7pm  
Crescent Road - Montpellier Road to A61 Ripon Road 9am 7pm
2:30pm

Heading towards Knaresborough

The crowds are starting to build in Knaresborough!! 

2:28pm

Our own WIll Smith is on the finish line of the race.. 

2:25pm

Ministry of Sound eat your heart out...

Knaresborough is getting ready for the Stage 2 part of the men's race!

2:22pm

UPDATE Road Closures

As the men now head through Wetherby, the Rolling road closure has now reached Knaresborough.

2:18pm

MEN'S STAGE 2

The stage 2 part of the Tour de Yorkshire has now left Tadcaster! 

12:48pm

UPDATE Harrogate travel

Rolling Road closures have now been lifted in Ripon and around the Harrogate Area. 

However, Parliament street and West Park are still shut until 9 pm tonight.

12:46pm

FINISH OF THE WOMEN'S RACE

The race has finished with Lizzie Deignan taking a well deserved first place! 

There will be more to follow with news & updates on the men's race which is due to start around 2 pm.

I know the police are taking a little break.. 

12:35pm

12:32pm

LIZZIE DEIGNAN HAS WON! 

Lizzie has only gone and smashed the race and won! 

12:15pm

HARROGATE IS ON LOCK DOWN! 

Harrogate is on lock down as people are starting to line the streets for final push to the finish line!

12:05pm

HARROGATE GETTING BUSY! 

The streets are now starting to fill with people heading into Harrogate to see the race come through!

11:52am

WHIZZING THROUGH RIPON!! 

The bikes have been flying through Ripon! 

11:36am

CROWDS IN RIPON

The Crowds have been gathering in Ripon! 

11:35am

UPDATE Rolling Road Closures 

Rolling Road Closures are now in place at Fountains Abby, Bishop Thornton, Birstwith and Hampsthwaite.

Heading closer and closer to Harrogate!

11:28am

LIZZIE DEIGNAN IS IN THE LEAD! 

C'mon Lizzie!!

 

11:25am

UPDATE Harrogate Road Closures

With the race edging closer and closer towards Harrogate rolling road closures are starting to take place... 

Here is a list of all roads closed: 

61 West Park and Parliament Street 5am 9pm  
Oxford Street - Union Street to Parliament Street 5am 9pm  
The Ginnel - Montpellier Street to Parliament Street 5am 9pm  
Parliament Terrace 5am 9pm  
Cambridge Crescent 5am 9pm  
Cambridge Terrace 5am 9pm  
Montpellier Parade 5am 9pm  
Montpellier Hill - Montpellier Street to West Park 5am 9pm  
Albert Street - John Street to West Park 5am 9pm  
Raglan Street - John Street to West Park 5am 9pm  
Victoria Avenue - Princes Square to West Park 5am 9pm  
Brunswick Place 5am 9pm  
Tower Street (car park entrance to West Park) - Belford Road and Tower Street will be made two way to allow access to / from Victoria Avenue 5am 9pm  
Beech Grove - from junction with one way street leading to Victoria Road and West Park only, access to properties on Beech Grove will be maintained throughout the closure. 5am 9pm  
A61 Ripon Road (Springfield Avenue to Parliament Street) 9am 7pm  
Kings Road - Cheltenham Parade to A61 Ripon Road 9am 7pm  
Crescent Road - Montpellier Road to A61 Ripon Road 9am 7pm
11:21am

HARROGATE READY

The Women's race is about an hour away from Harrogate... 

The crowds are starting to gather! 

11:18am

WE DO WORK AT STRAY FM... 

11:10am

RIPON READY!

Ripon is now getting ready for the race to pass through! 

Please note, rolling road closures are now in place in Ripon.

 

10:58am

UPDATE Road Closures

Rolling road closures are now in place in Masham, West Tanfield and North Stainley! 

The race is heading for Ripon!

The Market place is all closed off.

 

10:56am

COTE DE LOFTHOUSE

The crowds have gathered for one of the most grueling parts of the race!

10:53am

AWARD WINNING HOUSE

If there is any awards going out for the best looking houses, surely this is up there...

10:49am

NO CYCLING

I wonder if Harrogate Borough Council have lifted this one today... 

10:45am

NEARING THE CLIMB! 

Women are just under 1km from Cote de Lofthouse! 

 

10:42am

WHIZZING THROUGH PATELEY BRIDGE

The women have been flying through Pateley Bridge!

10:24am

UPDATE Road Closures

Rolling road closures are now in place in Summerbridge, Pateley Bridge and Lofthouse! 

Remeber if you're travelling... Plan Ahead! 

10:19am

FREEBIES

Looks like Gav & Beth have managed to grab themselves some new hats! 

Grab me one... 

10:13am

Knaresborough Pictures

Here is some nice pictures of the race whizzing through Knaresborough today!

10:09am

Stage 2 Route

This is the route for today's Stage of Tour de Yorkshire!

Stage 2

10:06am

Knaresborough is now open! 

The rolling road closures have now been lifted in Knaresborough! 

9:53am

No Tech problems this year..

Tour de Yorkshire have sorted the tech problems they suffered from last year! 

I'm sure it'll be keeping the crowds interested! 

9:51am

Road Closures

The roads ahead of passing through Knaresborough are now going to start to close.

These are rolling road closures so will be lifted however try avoid Scotton, Ripley, Burnt Yates and Pateley Bridge!

9:48am

Knaresborough ARE READY!

Crowds are really starting to gathering in Knaresborough now! 

The race is soon to pass through!

9:31am

Wetherby Ready

With the race edging closer and closer to Wetherby the crowds are gathering!

9:27am

Hungry ? 

Head over to Appleton's in Wetherby and grab yourself a 'Porkshire Pie'

For this 'Piecycle' event going around today.. 

9:24am

Women's Race

They've set off from Tadcaster heading towards Wetherby! 

9:16am

People of Wetherby 

People of Wetherby are excited about the Tour de Yorkshire!

9:06am

Rolling Road Closures

There will be rolling road closures ahead of the race today. 

So expect the roads to close around an hour before the race passes through your location.

If you need to check race timings head over to our StrayFM Tour de Yorkshire Guide!

https://www.strayfm.com/tour-de-yorkshire.php

 

9:01am

HARROGATE ROAD CLOSURES

It's worth keeping note of what roads are currently closed in Harrogate: 

61 West Park and Parliament Street 5am 9pm  
Oxford Street - Union Street to Parliament Street 5am 9pm  
The Ginnel - Montpellier Street to Parliament Street 5am 9pm  
Parliament Terrace 5am 9pm  
Cambridge Crescent 5am 9pm  
Cambridge Terrace 5am 9pm  
Montpellier Parade 5am 9pm  
Montpellier Hill - Montpellier Street to West Park 5am 9pm  
Albert Street - John Street to West Park 5am 9pm  
Raglan Street - John Street to West Park 5am 9pm  
Victoria Avenue - Princes Square to West Park 5am 9pm  
Brunswick Place 5am 9pm  
Tower Street (car park entrance to West Park) - Belford Road and Tower Street will be made two way to allow access to / from Victoria Avenue 5am 9pm  
Beech Grove - from junction with one way street leading to Victoria Road and West Park only, access to properties on Beech Grove will be maintained throughout the closure. 5am 9pm  
A61 Ripon Road (Springfield Avenue to Parliament Street) 9am 7pm  
Kings Road - Cheltenham Parade to A61 Ripon Road 9am 7pm  
Crescent Road - Montpellier Road to A61 Ripon Road 9am 7pm  
8:46am

On the road updates

We have the great StrayFM team out about including Gav & Beth..

8:43am

Tadcaster Start

The crowds are starting to gather at the Start in Tadcaster for the womens start! 

8:38am

Tour de Flamingo Land

WELL, Flamingo Land have certainly show the Tour de Yorkshire Spirit! 

They've just used a whole field!

Fla 1

 

8:27am

STAGE 2 BEGINS

Its early in the morning however, the females will be now getting ready for their race! 

Check out this stage two preview:

5:03pm

WE WILL BE BACK

We will be back tomorrow morning from 9 pm with all the Tour de Yorkshire updates!

Bookmark the page!

5:01pm

WHATA FINISH! 

 

4:41pm

Road Closures and Where To Watch

There are going to be lots of road closures around the Stray FM area over the two days, with the bulk of them kicking off in Harrogate from 5am tomorrow morning. The race will have a rolling road block as it heads from town to town, and we'll keep you across where those are, working with our good friends at North Yorkshire County Council.

If you haven't already done so, have a look at our Tour de Yorkshire guide for all the information before the event.

4:37pm

Hello!

Welcome along to the Stray FM Tour de Yorkshire 2017 Live Blog! Keep checking this page over the weekend for everything you need to know about the jewel in Yorkshire's cycling crown. We'll have the best bits from the radio, social media and we'll even keep up with a bit of what's going on with the race too. And, if you're not bothered about lycra-clad speedsters on two wheels, we'll have all the info you need to get around the area in the quickest time.

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