Sportive Date 3rd May 2020
Nights Available 1 to 2 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 2020 route starts and finishes in Leeds and heads up to the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. This is one of the great long weekends of cycling in a stunning part of the UK.

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Sportive Weekend Highlights

Sportive Weekend Highlights

  • Watch one of the best bike races in the UK

    On the Saturday head over to watch the third stage and then after the ride on Sunday watch the sprint finish in Leeds over the route you have just done.

  • Ride the Yorkshire Dales

    Join our 60km Saturday guided warm up ride on the quiet lanes on the edge of the Dales and then hit the main climbs of the region on Sunday. The Yorkshire Dales is one of the most beautiful and famous cycling regions in the country and a must for all riders.


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

  • Warm up ride on Saturday & mechanical support
  • Secure bike storage and early breakfast confirmed
  • The best hotels close to the start / finish


Saturday 2nd May

Arrive in Leeds and settle in to hotel. Arrive early and join our 60km warm up spin and have our mechanics check your bike before the big ride. Optional dinner all together in the hotel.

Sunday 3rd May

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

Choose the hotel

Crowne Plaza LeedsWeetwood Hall Estate Hotel

Crowne Plaza Leeds

Wellington St, Leeds LS1 4DL

    About the Hotel

    Right in the heart of Leeds, the Crowne Plaza is a smart 4* hotel very close to the Tour de Yorkshire finish line. With secure bike storage, early breakfast & a sports dinner menu on Saturday, this is a great base for the weekend. The location is ideal to ride back, have a quick shower and walk to the finish to watch the pro race.

    Weetwood Hall Estate Hotel

    Otley Rd, Leeds LS16 5PS

      About the Hotel

      Set on the outskirts of Leeds, Westwood Hall is a lovely 9 acre estate with good sized rooms and impressive facilities. There is free access to the neighbouring David Lloyd and our warm up ride avoids any city centre riding to go straight into the countryside. A short ride to the start and from the finish, ideal for anyone wanting a quiet weekend or coming with a non riding partner.

      Other Services

      • Bike Rental

        Try a 2020 Ridley Fenix SL on the Tour de Yorkshire Ride. Bikes are delivered and collected from your hotel.

      Routes & FAQs

      The Routes

      Three options, a short 48km option with no major climbs, a 81km route with one major climb and the full 133km all packed with some punchy & steep climbs. All start and finish in Leeds heading north to the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

      Choose the Route

      Ride Distance: 133

      Elevation gain: 2443

      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: 81

      Elevation gain: 1407

      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: 48

      Elevation gain: 793

      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.

      Travel Packages

      Popular Packages

      All our hotel bookings include access to a 60km guided, no drop warm up ride starting at 2pm on Saturday. We have arranged secure storage for bikes and early breakfast at each hotel. Looking for multiple nights? Use the date picker with your preferred dates. You can add sportive entry in the cart.

      All Packages Include:

      • Early breakfast
      • Secure bike storage
      • Warm up ride on Saturday
      1 Nights: 2 - 3rd May 2020
      Summary Price Quantity Total  

      Weetwood Hall Estate Single
      Bed & Breakfast
      Single Room

      £125 £125 Book Now

      Crowne Plaza Leeds Single
      Bed & Breakfast
      Single Room

      £159 £159 Book Now

      Weetwood Hall Estate Twin
      Bed & Breakfast
      Twin / Double Room for 2 People

      £139 £139 Book Now

      Crowne Plaza Leeds Twin
      Bed & Breakfast
      Twin / Double Room for 2 People

      £169 £169 Book Now
      Stephen, Tour of Flanders, 2017: "Organisation was perfect and marshalling superb. Hotel was great, staff were brilliant - definitely the right move to stay in Oudernaarde and will go back. "

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