We have many fantastic memories of when the Tour de Yorkshire came to Doncaster in 2016, 2018 and 2019.
This was 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.
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.
In 2019, we invited residents, businesses, schools, community groups and visitors to be part of the start and come to our impressive Market Square or celebrate with our great communities as we welcomed the Tour de Yorkshire back to Doncaster for the third time. And what a fantastic turn out there was yet again, with large crowds of people in the town and along the route witnessing the amazing spectacle of the start of Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire Men’s Race featuring world class riders including Mark Cavendish MBE and Chris Froome OBE.
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 below video from the 2016 Tour De Yorkshire:-
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