Tour de Yorkshire: Stage 3 – Wakefield to Leeds
The final leg of the Tour de Yorkshire takes place on Sunday 3rd, May and will pass through a number of towns and villages including Barnsley, Hebden Bridge and Haworth.
With an impressive 348km already completed in the previous stages through Bridlington – Scarborough and Selby to York, there is a final 167km to travel to the city centre of Leeds.
Locations on the third stage include:
- Hebden Bridge
- Cragg Vale
Keith Wakefield, leader of Leeds City Council, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Leeds is of course delighted to welcome the tour. There is a huge passion for cycling here – evident for the whole world to see thanks to the incredible atmosphere at last year’s Grand Départ. I’m confident the people of Leeds will again turn out in their thousands and do the city proud at this great event that’s sure to become well respected by both the international cycling community and those closer to home.
Wakefield will see the first stage of the final day of the race on Sunday, May 3, when the racing will start on the A61 Barnsley Road at Agbrigg, near The Hepworth Wakefield, passing Manygates Centre, Sandal Castle and Newmillerdam before leaving the district at Woolley and continuing to Barnsley en route to finishing the race in Leeds.
Of course there is a steep climb at Goose Eye, after which the riders will once again see Ilkley, with the famous climb up the Cow & Calf before a sprint point at Arthington and then what is expected to be a hugely popular finish line in Roundhay Park in Leeds.
With the race being shown on TV networks across the UK and Europe, there are expected to be millions of visitors descending on the three stages of cycling themselves, plus watching on TV screens everywhere.
On this final day of racing there is also the Tour de Yorkshire Ride, designed as a unique opporuntity for sportive riders to experience this event. It will take place on the same day and roads as the Wakefield – Leeds race.
For more information about the sportive ride, please use the official website.
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