We have many fantastic memories of when the Tour de Yorkshire came to Doncaster in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

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.

Tour De Yorkshire 2016

On Saturday 30 April 2016, Doncaster played host to the globally-renowned cycling event the Tour de Yorkshire. Over one million people turned out to watch the Women’s race and Stage Two of the Men’s race with over 50,000 event-goers lining the 37 miles of the borough’s roads as the world's best cyclists raced through to the finish on Bennetthorpe.

If you want a further reminder of all the fun and excitement watch the below video from the 2016 Tour De Yorkshire:-

Tour De Yorkshire 2018

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.

Tour De Yorkshire 2019

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 banner

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.

Tour De Yorkshire 2019 Best Dressed Window Competition Winners

We had a very high standard of entries across the route making it a difficult competition to judge. The judges were impressed with all the hard work, creativity and imagination which had gone into the displays.

And here are our winners!

Best Dressed Overall

Winner =Paulines of Bentley

  Paulines of Bentley shop front winner of Best dressed overall for TDY

Best Dressed Town Centre

Winner = Flowers by Kerry Gough

Best Dressed Window Competition - Best Dressed Town Centre - Flowers by Kerry Gough

Runner up = Martin & Co

Best Dressed Window Competition - Best Dressed Town Centre Runner Up - Martin & Co

Best Dressed On Route

Winner = Danum Home Hardware

Best Dressed Window Competition - Best Dressed On Route Winner - Danum Home Hardware

Runner up = Tranquillity

Best Dressed Window Competition - Best Dressed On Route Runner Up - Tranquility

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: 03 May 2022 09:57:51

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