Craven District Council

Craven District Council

Tour de Yorkshire 2018 in Craven

The Tour de Yorkshire 2018 cycle race will travel through Skipton and up over Barden Moor into the Dales on Sunday May 6.

Tour de Yorkshire

The spectacular Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will visit Craven again in 2018. 

Stage Four of the 2018 race, taking place on Sunday May 6, will start at the Piece Hall in Halifax. The first of six categorised climbs comes on the Côte de Hebden Bridge. The race will head up the cobbled Main Street in Haworth before dropping into Goose Eye for the next punishing ascent.

Crossing from Brontë Country into Craven, the route heads through Skipton and the next climb is looming on Barden Moor. The action will then head into the Dales before the riders contest the first intermediate sprint in view of Kilnsey Crag.

The Côte de Park Rash will no doubt cement its place in Tour de Yorkshire folklore as the peloton grind their way up it, and the route continues on to Masham and then into Nidderdale before making a return to the formidable Côte de Greenhow Hill for the first time since 2016.

The undulating terrain never relents and shortly after passing through Otley the next categorised climb is on the cards at Otley Chevin. If that wasn't enough, the Côte de Black Hill Road must also be crested before the race sweeps into Leeds and reaches a rip-roaring conclusion on The Headrow - on exactly the same spot as where the Tour de France started in 2014.

The stage has been named 'The Yorkshire Terrier' and will cover 189.5km.

Read the full press release by clicking here. 

Similar to previous years' races, there will be rolling road closures in place and these are expected to last for around an hour. Some areas, including the start and finish locations, some of the climbs and some of the busier locations, will require longer road closures to ensure the safety of the race and spectators. The impact in terms of road closures and parking restrictions will be kept to a minimum. There will also be parking restrictions in place along the race route.

For road closures in North Yorkshire for Stage 4, please see the table below. For other road closures throughout the Tour, please go to www.northyorks.gov.uk/tour-de-yorkshire

Location Expected race arrival Expected rolling road closure

Sutton-in-Craven

1.09pm to 1.14pm

12.40pm to 1.40pm

Skipton

1.18pm to 1.24pm

12.50pm to 1.50pm

Embsay

1.26pm to 1.33pm

12.50pm to 1.50pm

Côte de Bardon Moor

1.31pm to 1.39pm

1pm to 2pm

Burnsall

1.43pm to 1.52pm

1.15pm to 2.20pm

Threshfield

1.50pm to 2pm

1.15pm to 2.20pm

Kettlewell

2.05pm to 2.16pm

1.30pm to 2.35pm

Côte de Park Rash

2.12pm to 2.24pm

10.30am to 4.30pm

Horsehouse

2.25pm to 2.38pm

10.30am to 4.30pm

Carlton

2.31pm to 2.45pm

2pm to 3.20pm

Middleham

2.39pm to 2.54pm

2pm to 3.20pm

East Witton

2.46pm to 3.02pm

2.15pm to 3.20pm

Masham

3.02pm to 3.19pm

2.30pm to 3.45pm

Kirkby Malzeard

3.13pm to 3.31pm

2.30pm to 3.45pm

Pateley Bridge

3.34pm to 3.55pm

3pm to 4.15pm

Côte de Greenhow Hill

3.41pm to 4.03pm

8am to 5pm

Greenhow Village

3.42pm to 4.04pm

8am to 5pm

Thruscross

3.53pm to 4.16pm

3.20pm to 4.40pm

Blubberhouses

3.58pm to 4.21pm

3.20pm to 4.40pm

The official Tour de Yorkshire website can be found at www.letouryorkshire.com

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 4 Map

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 4 Elevation