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Tour de Yorkshire

We have many fantastic memories of when the Tour de Yorkshire came to Doncaster in 2016 and 2018 and we can't wait to welcome it back in 2019! 


Doncaster will host Stage One of the Men’s race on Thursday 2 May 2019. The start of the race will begin in what will be our newly refurbished market square which will showcase our historic market to the world.

The cyclists will then ride out past the Mansion House, Hallgate, Christ Church and then over St George’s Bridge on to the A19. The route will then go through:

  • Bentley
  • Toll Bar
  • Owston
  • Askern
  • Campsall
  • Norton

The race will leave Doncaster at Norton and then travel through much of East Yorkshire and finish in Selby, followed by three more days racing across Yorkshire.

A film of the drive-through of the race through Doncaster is available here along with a map of the route.

Residents and businesses will be kept up to date on plans and impacts over the coming months via Social Media and letters through their door. Also all updates will be added to this page as we find out more.

This will be the third time the prestigious global racing event has come to the borough.

The Tour de Yorkshire first visited Doncaster in April 2016 – it was a huge success with over 50,000 event-goers across the borough turning out to enjoy the breath-taking spectacle of world class cycling and the electric atmosphere.

Exhilarating racing action right here on our doorstep – and also the spirit and passion of local communities that came together to give it the warmest of welcomes!

2018 saw Doncaster host the first stage of the men’s race and the ASDA women’s Tour de Yorkshire on 3 May. The second stage of the races passed through the borough the following day. 

To be chosen as an event host for a second year was wonderful news, to be allocated two days of one of the biggest and most prestigious cycling races in the world was a major coup for the borough.

Doncaster’s communities were invited to get ready for the big event and showcase their creative skills again by coming up with eye-catching land art or organising community parties. They certainly did the borough proud! 

Since its first visit to Doncaster in 2016, the Tour de Yorkshire has passed through 33 of our communities, giving 47.6% of the borough’s population opportunity to watch the race. That’s nearly 193,000 residents.

If you want a further reminder of all the fun and excitement watch: The 2016 Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster

Upcoming Roadshows

Welcome to Yorkshire TDY Business and Community Roadshow (Askern)

Venue: Askern Town Hall, Alexander House, High Street, Askern, Doncaster, DN6 0AB
Date: Tuesday 29th January
Time: Registration from 5.30pm and Event to start promptly at 6.00pm

Businesses & residents from across Yorkshire are being invited to a series of Tour de Yorkshire roadshows as the county gears up to host the major international cycle race.
This roadshow, delivered by Welcome to Yorkshire, is a great opportunity to come along and find out more about what is happening across the region during the Tour. The session will include a short presentation, detailed information of the new route, advice on how to make the most of this world-class event and a Q&A opportunity. They will also give advice around brand guidelines and how your business and community can make the most of the opportunity.

Register your attendance

Tour de Yorkshire Town Centre Business Roadshow

Venue: Mercure Doncaster Centre Danum Hotel, High St, Doncaster, DN1 1DN
Date: Monday 4th February 2019
Time: 5:30pm Registration – 6pm Start

Doncaster Council TDY Planning Team would like to invite Town Centre Businesses to the Tour de Yorkshire roadshow as the Borough gears up to host the start of this major international cycle race on Thursday 2nd May 2019.

This year the race will Start at Doncaster Market Square and follow a route through the Town Centre out to the North of the Borough.

We would like to work with you to ensure we maximise this great opportunity for your Business and to promote Doncaster. We would welcome your attendance at the roadshow, where we will provide:-

  • More detail of the route
  • Advice on how to make the most of this world-class event 
  • Information on a Window Dressing Competition 
  • Support and resources Doncaster Council and partners will be able to provide your Business
  • An opportunity for you to ask questions to the Delivery Team

Anyone unable to attend but has questions please contact:

Tour de Yorkshire Business and Community Roadshow (Bentley)

To be confirmed – further details to be provided shortly.

Get involved

Community groups, schools and individuals who are interested in getting involved in their local community to put on an event or activity or to decorate their area please contact

Are you inspired to get into cycling?

Whether it is part of a cycling club, to ride to work or just as a bit of fun to pass away an evening or the weekend with family and friends go to: Cycling in Doncaster and give it a try.

Last updated: 17 January 2019 13:25:26