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Sportive Date 5th May 2019
Nights Available 1 to 3 Nights
Tour de Yorkshire Ride Leeds UK
Sportive Overview
Tour de Yorkshire Ride By Sportive Breaks
Routes & FAQs
Travel Packages
Tour Overview

Tour de Yorkshire Ride

Following on from the hugely successful Grand Depart in 2014, the Tour de Yorkshire is a legacy event and quickly becoming a high quality 3 day pro race attracting the biggest names in cycling. The Tour de Yorkshire Ride takes in the final stage on the morning of the race so you can ride the sportive, then watch the pros at the finish shortly after. The 2019 route starts and finishes in Leeds and heads up to the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. This is over the bank holiday weekend so should make a great long weekend of cycling in a stunning part of the UK.

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Sportive Weekend Highlights

Sportive Weekend Highlights


Taking in part of the final stage the morning before the pros, the Tour de Yorkshire Ride mixes the pro race experience and one the best riding locations in the UK to make it one of the most popular sportives in the country.

Why Book With Us

  • The best hotels close to the start / finish
  • Secure bike storage and early breakfast confirmed


Saturday 4th May

Arrive in Leeds and settle in to hotel. Early night or be tempted by the legendary Leeds nightlife!

Sunday 5th May

Sportive day! Logistics very easy with the start just north of the city and the finish downtown. Enjoy the glorious Yorkshire countryside


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Routes & FAQs

The Routes

Three options, a short 49km option with no major climbs, a 78km route with one major climb and the full 129km with two major climbs. All start and finish in Leeds heading north to the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

Choose the Route

Ride Distance: 129

Elevation gain: 2059

Starting and ending in Leeds, the route heads north to Harrogate and to the edge of the Dales. The first climb comes after the 75km mark, the Col de Greenhow Hill is 2.8km at a steep 8.6% gradient with a 20% section. The route stays in stunning countryside and at the 105km mark the second named climb comes, the Cote de Otley Chevin. This is another steep one, 1.8km at 8.4% average with a 16% ramp. After this, there is 20km to the finish, time to start thinking about your sprint finish!

Ride Distance: 78

Elevation gain: 1238

Starting and ending in Leeds, we head north to Harrogate and then turn west by the Dales. After 60km, we hit the major climb of the day, the Cote de Otley Chevin - save some energy for this as the steep section is tough! From here, you are 20km from home.

Ride Distance: 49

Elevation gain: 599

A nice 50km loop north of Leeds. No named climbs but plenty of rolling terrain and great countryside, a nice first sportive for newer riders.


Frequently Asked Questions

Getting There

For international riders, Leeds Bradford airport is closest. For those in the UK, driving is the easiest option.

Documents Required

No faffing on the morning of the ride, your race pack will be sent to you in advance so turn up and ride.

What to Pack

Very steep hills await so bring all your gears. The weather can be any or all of the four seasons so bring layers, waterproofs & arm / leg warmers.


Everything will be sent out before hand so no need to queue up on the morning of the event.

Start & Finish

The start is in Woodhouse Moor just outside Leeds with the finish being in the centre on The Headrow.

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