Tour de Yorkshire 2018

The Bank Holiday weekend sees the Tour de Yorkshire return. This years four day event starts on Thursday 3rd May. So if you are looking escape for the Bank holiday then look no further than Yorkshire Farmstay. Our beautiful Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering accommodation is doted about in lovely rural Yorkshire.

Day one starts in Beverley via the minster, then heads out to Hornsea.Taking in the majestic Yorkshire Wolds. The first climb is Baggaby Hill then a steep descent into Pockington.Sweeping through Holme upon Spalding Moor  the pace will ramp up for a sprint into Howden.Then onto the finish in Doncaster by The Great Yorkshire Way.

Your sure to find some accommodation as many of our members individual properties Self Catering, Glamping and B&B's are close to the route.

Day two May 4th starts in Barnsley and culminates in Ilkley  a 149 km race. The race starts at Barnsley Town Hall before heading to Silkstone and Penistone. ,.Todays race takes in Wentworth Castle and Worsborough. Passing through West Yorkshire towns and villages.Then Harewood House makes an appearance prior to the Cote du Pool Bank,the route then passes through the cycling hotbed of Otley. The race then reaches its first summit finish,with King of the Mountain points at the iconic Ilkley Cow and Calf rocks.

Day three Saturday the 5th May culminates in Scarborough on the North Bay. Today's 184km race takes in the rural towns and villages. Starting in Richmond ,passing Easby Abbey and Catterick Garrison .Then onto Leyburn with an intermediate sprint along to Morton on Swale.The market towns of Northallerton and Thirsk are taken in and then onto the steep hill climb of Sutton Bank,that will really get there legs pumping. Heading towards the coast through the North Yorks Moors towns of Helmsley and Pickering famous for the North Yorkshire Moors railway. The peloton  heads into Scarbough for the first time,hugs the coast and takes in Filey seafront  and Cayton Bay before heading back into Scarborough's south bay and onto a stunning finish on.

 Sunday 6th May sees the last stage set off from Halifax's famous Piece Hall.The first of six climbs is the Cote du Hebden Bridge,then the race heads up the famous cobbled Haworth streets that the Bronte sisters trod centuries ago.The passes through Skipton and the medieval castle there.The race then heads into The Yorkshire Dales ,passing Barden Moor,Kilnsey and climbing the Cote de Park Rash before dropping down the valley into Middleham and its castle with links to Richard III.The action continues to Masham and into Nidderdale before returning to the Cote de Greenhow bank (used in the 2014 Tour de France Grande de Part)with breath taking scenary and undulating terrain never lets up as they climb the Otley Cote de Otley Chevin .Then onto Leeds for and up The Headrow for a spectacular finally outside the town hall.

So if you want to be a spectator or ride the route after the race in the wonderful county of Yorkshire you need look no further for individual accommodation than Yorkshire Farmstay!

(Images courtesy of Visit yorkshire & VHEY).