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The 2018 Tour de Yorkshire will see the race coming through our area again! Saturday 5th May is Stage 3 of the race where the peloton comes up Sutton Bank, through Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and Pickering before heading on.
As in past years there are bound to be lots of surprises and excitement along the way. The 2016 Tour de Yorkshire saw Sir Bradley Wiggins unexpectedly pull out of the race on Greenhow Hill coming out of Pateley Bridge, while the 2014 Tour De France: Grand Depart race saw Mark Cavendish crash just before reaching the finish line in Harrogate. One thing is certain though…Yorkshire will put on a good celebration! There was a huge turn out for the race last year, with local communities getting into the spirit of the day and putting on great events and fun activities. In the upcoming months, Mumbler will be keeping you up to date with what is going on, the best places to eat, drink and visit along the route. We will also be listing places to stay for anyone visiting our area for the event. If you want to list your business or promote your event please contact us here
The Route: Stage 3
The race starts in Richmond’s cobbled market place and heads to Catterick Garrison before continuing on to Leyburn and Bedale. After this the riders will go to Morton on Swale for the first sprint towards Northallerton and Thirsk and the North York Moors with a climb up Sutton Bank. The race will pass through Helmsley, Kirkbymoorisde and on to Pickering for another sprint. The second climb will be the Côte de Silpho before they head towards the end of the third stage in Scarborough via Filey. Once in Scarborough, the route will take them along South Bay, around the castle walls, and on to North Bay.
The mens’ race has been extended to four stages this year, the 4th Stage will take place on Sunday 6th May with riders starting in Halifax and ending in Leeds
What Else Is On?
As details emerge closer to the time, we will list all the family-friendly activities that will be happening in the towns and villages of Thirsk and Ryedale. Follow us on Facebook and check back on this page nearer the time for all the latest updates.
If you’re visting the area why not make the most of your time here and visit some of the beautiful places we have here in North Yorkshire. If you live here, take the chance to vist somewhere new. For ideas on places to go, have a look at our Days Out page.
Big Bear Bikes – Tour de Yorkshire Party – Saturday 5th May, Pickering. 1pm – 4pm
We are really looking forward to the Tour coming past our new shop in Pickering on Saturday afternoon and everybody is welcome to the party!
We’ve our big telly showing the whole race live. We’ve got coffee & cake from our favourite cafe, Briggs & Company. We’ve got Radio York broadcasting live and a raffle for a £100 of BBB shop vouchers to raise money for our favourite local children’s charity – RSF aka Ryedale Special Families.
Luckily, we are just after the Pickering Sprint point and are expecting the caravan to stop from 2.10pm & the race itself at 3.30pm or so. Hope you can join us 😀
Big Bear Bikes
Succours House Southgate Units 1 & 2, Pickering, YO18 8BL
• Vintage charity tractor run
• Decorations including blue and yellow bikes and bunting
• Shop windows decorated
Land Art at Kirkbymoorside
– This land art shows the ‘evolution of Kirkbymoorside man: from ape, to homo erectus, to running man, to cycling man, and finally to tractor man’
– This will be seen clearly on the left from the A170 route of the TDY
Local pubs are showing the race and there are some lovely community events.
Forest & Vale Hotel: Gazebo selling wheelie biscuits, tea & coffee and perhaps Pimms or Prosecco & Pimms (TBC)
The Sun Inn:
• BBQ by Newbridge Park Group (Fundraising)
• Kids doing sweetie stall with cakes to raise funds for Air Ambulance
• 1 or 2 themed beers
Wine Bar: Black Sheep Pub Peloton – all provided by Black Sheep Brewery
• Pizza Box in Yard
• Live Music in Yard
Pickering Working Mens Club:
• 1st Pickering Comedy Club – 3 rising comedians and MC from 7pm £10 ticket. More information here
Bay Horse: Burger Bar in yard entrance
Cedarbarn Farm Shop:
Good place to park and watch the race come by
The Tour de Yorkshire passes through Pocklington on Thursday 3rd May 2018. Caravan will pass through in 1.53pm.
• Large screen in the town to live stream the races
• Magic carpet’s bicycles have been booked for adults and children to have a go on
• Entertainment from Will Ackerley on a BMX
• Some music playing in the town
• Swirls Ice Cream have made blue and yellow gelato and they’ll be selling yellow and blue macaroons
• Bunting and village decorations
• Big screen
• Live music
• Food and drink stalls
• Kids time trials on a mountain bike skills area organised by Sutton Bank Bikes
• Children’s activities with a cycling theme
• Beer tent with local ales from Helmsley Brewing co
• Large screen to watch the race
• Royal British Legion band
• The market will be on on the day of the race
• A vintage bus in the town centre
• Yarn-bombing through the centre of town
• Street entertainers
The Tour de Yorkshire Caravan is scheduled to stop here at 12:44
Thirsk Community Primary School Land Art:
– The school have taken inspiration from the local community and incorporated a giant white Yorkshire rose (which is also the school emblem), the famous white horse and some school children and animals into the design. They plan to use a number of different materials including: recycled carrier bags/sacks, old window roller blind material, an old tyre, sticks gathered by children locally and also some MDF boards to paint on to. Some of these items have been donated by local businesses and parents/friends of the school.