Category Archives: Cycling

Lizzie Deignan is the latest star rider to confirm her attendance as the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire is now just 50 days away.  Deignan (née Armitstead) will return to her home county for the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire on Saturday 29 April, which will see the world’s best riders tackling a tough 122.5km route… read more … about Deignan confirmed to celebrate 50 days to go until the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire>>

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The highly anticipated race timings for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire have been unveiled by Welcome to Yorkshire.   Millions of spectators will line the route for the three-day men’s race and one-day women’s race which run between 28-30 April. The timings have been calculated by anticipating the peloton’s average speed but are subject to change… read more … about Full race timings unveiled for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire>>

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Welcome to Yorkshire are on the lookout for passionate and reliable volunteers to become Tour Makers at this year’s Tour de Yorkshire. Tour Makers are the welcoming face of Yorkshire for the millions of spectators who travel to the county to witness the world’s best cyclists in action between 28-30 April, and are deployed right… read more … about Become a Tour de Yorkshire Tour Maker!>>

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Thomas Voeckler will be back to defend his Tour de Yorkshire title after being unveiled as the first star rider of 2017.   Welcome to Yorkshire announced Voeckler today, who emerged triumphant last year when he broke away with Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) on the final climb of the third stage.  He then outsmarted his rival… read more … about Voeckler back to defend his title at the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire!>>

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Cyclists of all abilities have been tasked with an exciting challenge as three routes were unveiled today for the 2017 Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride on Sunday 30 April.   The Fox Valley shopping centre near Sheffield will host the starts and finishes of this popular annual sportive which gives thousands of amateur riders the chance… read more … about Routes announced for 2017 Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride>>

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Residents and businesses in Calderdale are invited to a series of roadshow events to hear more about the plans for the Tour de Yorkshire, before it travels through the borough later this year. On January 18 it will be 100 days until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, one of the biggest bike races… read more … about Find out more about plans for the Tour de Yorkshire>>

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Welcome to Yorkshire has announced new dates for its popular Tour de Yorkshire roadshows which give local residents and businesses everything they need to know to make the most of this year’s race.  Welcome to Yorkshire will team up with local authorities to run the shows in towns and villages along the 2017 route and… read more … about Tour de Yorkshire roadshows go back on the road>>

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In response to today’s announcement from Welcome to Yorkshire about the route for the Tour de Yorkshire 2017, Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “It’s wonderful news that the Tour de Yorkshire is returning to Calderdale next year, coming to new parts of the borough that can experience the excitement of the event. Hosting… read more … about Calderdale excited to welcome Tour de Yorkshire 2017>>

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However you choose to travel, getting around Calderdale and surrounding districts could soon be a lot easier, as members discuss the introduction of the Calderdale Transport Strategy 2016-2031.  Across the country the way people are travelling is changing. Rates of car use and ownership have declined in many cities and more people are choosing to… read more … about Improving Calderdale’s transport network>>

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