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 a large proportion of these people lining the 37 miles of the borough’s roads as the world's best cyclists raced through to the finish on Bennetthorpe.
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The build up to the event was fantastic with local residents and businesses in communities along the route and other parts of the borough turning Doncaster yellow and blue. Hundreds of painted bikes, swathes of bunting and loads of quirky cycling features created a real buzz.
There were fantastic events along the route which brought communities together to enjoy a carnival of fun. The Fanzone on the Town Fields near the finish on Bennetthorpe was packed with activities, live music, shows and entertainers. Children also had chance to take part in their own races up the finish straight as a great time was had by all.
It really did showcase Doncaster and Yorkshire at its very best.
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Lots of people have been 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.
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Relive Saturday 30 April 2016 when the Tour de Yorkshire came to Doncaster by watching the short film below. What great memories!