Tour de Yorkshire returns again for another year from 28-30 April. We've mapped out the best campsites along the route so you can get the best views from start to finish...
Make sure you book your pitch early for the Tour de Yorkshire!
There’s nothing quite like the Dales and it’s safe to say that Yorkshire has put itself firmly on the world cycling map!
In Europe, motorhomes are synonymous with bicycle races. Thousands of spectators snake their way around the mainland dashing between stages to get the best parking spot and vantage point to see a start and finish.
So, if you have a motorhome or campervan why not fish out the lycra and the deck chairs and get a front seat view of some of the world’s finest men and women on two wheels powering up hill and down dale in Yorkshire? Don't have your own motorhome or leisure vehicle? Why not hire one for the weekend.
Watching others do exercise can be quite exhausting, so it is likely you’ll need to recharge your batteries overnight. We’ve recommended some fantastic campsites to pitch up to, to get the best view from start to finish.
STAGE 1: Friday 28th April
Bridlington to Scarborough (174km)
From the start line in Bridlington, the peloton will pass through spectacular coastal scenery. Heading towards the Flamborough Head Heritage Coast before turning inland into the North York Moors National Park, through Dalby Forest and towards Pickering. The spectacular route will take them back to the coast at Whitby then south to Robin Hood’s Bay, with a sprint to the finish line on the seafront at Scarborough.
STAGE 2: Saturday 2nd May
Selby to York (174km)
Day Two begins outside the impressive Selby Abbey from there the route takes in much of the Yorkshire Wolds. The cyclists will travel towards Market Weighton, through North Newbald then on to Beverley, before eventually turning north to Malton and through to Stamford Bridge. The finale is a dramatic high speed circuit of York; don’t forget to keep your eyes peels for the fantastic women’s event which follows from 14:00hrs.
STAGE 3: Sunday 3rd May
Wakefield to Leeds (167km)
Starting in Wakefield, riders will travel south to Barnsley, Holmfirth and Ripponden before heading towards the iconic Cragg Vale, the longest continual descent! The riders will then make their way to Hebden Bridge, Oxenhope and through the famous cobbled streets of Haworth. After a steep climb at Goose Eye, the famous climb up the Cow & Calf and the sprint point at Arthington, it will be heads down and pedal as fast as possible for the finish line in Roundhay Park, Leeds.
So what are you waiting for? Let's show our European cousins we've not only got the legs for racing but our campsites are perfect for pitching up to after a hard day waiting for the peloton.