Cycling roadshows aim to get public in Tour de Yorkshire spirit

By Michael Upton | 15/01/2018

Cycling roadshows aim to get public in Tour de Yorkshire spirit

CYCLING fans - and anyone else excited about the biggest bike race in the country - can find out more about the Tour de Yorkshire’s return to the area at a special event this week.

Welcome to Yorkshire is holding a Tour de Yorkshire roadshow at Barnsley Metrodome on Thursday.

This year’s event, including men’s and women’s races, takes place between May 3 and 6 and passes through Rotherham for the first time, with Swinton, Wentworth and Kilnhurst all on the route.

Details on road closures, the annual sportive and Welcome to Yorkshire's various cycling legacy projects will be discussed, along with ways people can become official Tour Makers or take part in the ever-popular best-dressed and land art competitions. 

Marketing, website and social media tips will also be on offer, as well as ways businesses can embrace the huge influx of visitors who come to watch the action in person. 

Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity said: “The Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race are now recognised as some of the best supported races in the world and that's down to the great people of this county taking them to their hearts.

“We run these roadshows to share information about how the races work and to encourage people to show off their community to a global TV audience of almost ten million people.  

“I’d encourage everyone who lives or works on the route to come along, ask questions and get inspired on how we can all make the 2018 edition the biggest and best one yet.”

Visit to register your attendance for Thursday's event.