We’ve come up with our very own version of the Tour De Yorkshire route, which has inspired our ‘Tour of Yorkshire Attractions’ with recommendations for pit stops on the way!
Stage One: Fantastic start with Flamingo Land Resort
On Friday, watch the first stage of Tour de Yorkshire as it kicks off in Bridlington for Scarborough, passing Flamingo Land in Malton. Adrenalin junkies can get inspired by the elite cyclists reaching staggering speeds along the country lanes and have an adventure of their own at Flamingo Land’s record-breaking rides, such as Mumbo Jumbo with the Guinness World Record for the steepest drop (2009).
Stage Two: Sensational Saturday with Lightwater Valley & Harewood House
On Saturday, see the second stage of the Tour de Yorkshire as the tour climbs from Tadcaster to Harrogate, passing outside Lightwater Valley in Ripon. Climb to dizzying heights on rides such as The Ultimate and Apollo.
Visitors should check attraction website times as there may be some road closures.
Visitors in the north Leeds area can head up for a day out at Harewood House exploring the new Victoria exhibition, penguin feeding and state rooms before ending the day by watching the riders finish in Harrogate, 7.9 miles away.
Stage Three: A Tour of Yorkshire Attractions FINALE
On Sunday, see the third and final stage of Tour de Yorkshire from Bradford to Fox Valley in Sheffield, known as ‘The Yorkshire Terrier’, which starts in Bradford and heads via Skipton and Silsden toward Keighley.
Visit Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and take the steam train, which climbs through the scenic Worth Valley as the route passes up towards Haworth on the ‘Cote de Haworth,’ finish up with a visit to Bronte Parsonage Museum on the high street of Haworth.
The route will then head towards Halifax where visitors can visit Eureka! The National Children’s Museum and get younger visitors inspired by the efforts of the elite cyclists alongside a day of interactive play and imagination.
The route will then pass Brighouse and Birstall before visitors can catch the tour as it passes Waterloo in Huddersfield, which is a short 5 mile trip to the National Coal Mining Museum for England, or 8.3 miles to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. With both attractions offering free entry and new exhibitions such as Tony Cragg: A Rare Category of Objects at YSP and a new exhibition on Nationalisation at NCMME, visitors can find an action packed day out of cultural heritage!
Visitors can cheer and watch riders in Holmfirth before heading 20 minutes down the road towards Cannon Hall Farm, where they can see lambing taking place and visit a working farm in action before riders head onwards towards the final stages of the Tour de Yorkshire to Midhopestone in Sheffield.
For those who really fancy extending their Tour de Yorkshire Attractions route, heading further south after the tour to Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham or down towards Tropical Butterfly House and Wildlife Centre in North Anston.