Tour de Yorkshire roadshows - find out where they are and when

With three months to go to the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire have unveiled numerous locations across the county where they will be hosting roadshows in the lead up to the race.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 2:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th January 2020, 2:30 pm
Tour de Yorkshire in a rain-lashed Bridlington.

Roadshows will be on at:

Filey - Monday March 2, 6pm to 8pm, Evron Centre, John St

Bridlington - Thursday March 5, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive

Beverley - Thursday March 12, 6pm to 8pm, East Riding Leisure Beverley, Flemingate

Dates for Scarborough and Whitby will be announced soon.

The roadshows aim get people excited about the race and offer advice on how residents, businesses and community groups can capitalise on the many benefits it brings.

Information on the route is provided along with details of the publicity caravan, ambassadors’ tour and amateur sportive, and the ever-popular Land Art and Best Dressed competitions.

There is also a section focused on how businesses can get behind the race, and an opportunity for people to ask any questions they might have about the event.

The Tour de Yorkshire will take place between April 30 and May 3 and visits 160 villages, towns and cities, 50 of which are featuring for the very first time.

Last year’s race saw 1.9 million people line the route and a record 28 million TV viewers watched the action in 190 countries around the world.

Independent research also found the Tour boosted the Yorkshire economy by £60 million.

Welcome to Yorkshire Commercial Director Peter Dodd said: “The way people come out to support the Tour de Yorkshire is incredible.

"Whole towns and villages are draped in bikes, banners and bunting, and the number of fans on the roadside is always amazing to see.

“We obviously want that to continue this year, and that’s why we’ve teamed up with local authorities across the county to put these roadshows on.

"We want people to be excited about the Tour and learn about the many advantages it can bring.

“We also know that people often have a lot of questions they’d like to ask as well, and these roadshows offer the perfect opportunity to do just that.

"We look forward to seeing you there."