Spectators urged to plan ahead for the Tour de Yorkshire


DETAILS of upcoming traffic and travel changes have been released, as the region gears up to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race for the third time.

Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire is due to ride through South Yorkshire on Sunday 30 April, starting in Crow Edge before taking in Millhouse Green, Thurlstone, Penistone, Oxspring, Thurgoland, Wortley, Green Moor, Stocksbridge, Deepcar, Bolsterstone, Wigtwizzle, and Midhopestones, finishing at Fox Valley in Sheffield.

Residents and businesses in Sheffield and Barnsley are being encouraged to plan race day journeys in advance, as road closures for the race will result in changes to some bus services.

Road closures are needed to allow the route to be prepared, infrastructure to be put in place, the Tour’s vehicles and cyclists to pass through the stage, and the safe dispersal of spectators and infrastructure after the race.

To help customers plan their race day journey, Travel South Yorkshire has created a dedicated webpage for the event, which includes details of road closures across the region, timetables of affected bus services and ways to keep up to date with the latest travel news, at travelsouthyorkshire.com/tour-de-yorkshire.

Stephen Edwards, SYPTE Executive Director, said: “The Tour de Yorkshire is a fantastic event for our region. Together with our partners, we are working hard to ensure that it is as easy as possible for spectators to travel to watch the race on 30 April.

“Details regarding road closures and public transport provisions on the day are now available to view at travelsouthyorkshire.com, and we are encouraging our customers to check for changes to their regular journeys and plan their race day route in advance.”

Spectators planning on taking their bike on the train should check with the train operating company beforehand as capacity for bicycles in limited. Unfortunately cycles are not permitted on South Yorkshire’s buses and trams.

More travel information on the event can be found at travelsouthyorkshire.com/tour-de-yorkshire Live public transport service updates will be available on 30 April on Twitter @TSYalerts