The Tour de Yorkshire is coming to Coastliner Country06-04-2017
The Tour de Yorkshire takes place over the weekend of 28-30 April, and it's sure to be another fantastic cycling spectacle in #CoastlinerCountry, with thousands of people expected to gather to cheer on the riders.
Some of the best viewing points for the event are easiest to get to by bus, and with car parking spaces expected to be few and far between, there's no better way to see the cycling.
Here's an outline of what's happening over the Tour de Yorkshire weekend.
Friday 28 April
Stage 1: Bridlington to Scarborough
The first stage of the race will run from Bridlington to Scarborough, through Malton, Goathland and Whitby. We're lucky that some of the best places to cheer on the riders can be found along our bus routes!
Côte de Goathland
One of three classified climbs on the first stage, Côte de Goathland is easily accessible on Coastliner. Jump on the 840 to Whitby and get off at Goathland for amazing views along the climb.
The finishing point for stage 1 is at Scarborough's Peasholm Park. The 843 takes you right into the middle of the action, with stops around Scarborough's beautiful town centre.
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Planned changes to buses on Coastliner
There will be rolling road closures affecting Coastliner as the race makes its way along the tour route. To lessen the impact on Coastliner, we're making some changes to buses on the day, as follows.
Buses to the coast
840 Leeds - Whitby
The 1215 from Leeds to Thornton-le-Dale will finish at Malton.
843 Leeds - Scarborough
Due to road closures between Pickering and Kirby Misperton, the 1458 from Thornton-le-Dale will start from Malton instead, at 1537.
The 1245 from Leeds to Scarborough will be delayed at Malton, and will finish at Scarborough rail station instead of Peasholm Park.
The 1345 and 1445 departures from Leeds to Scarborough will finish at Scarborough rail station, instead of Peasholm Park.
Buses to Leeds
840 Whitby - Leeds
The 1500 from Whitby to Leeds will not be able to run through Ruswarp, Sleights or Goathland, instead running along the A171 to Scarborough and the A170, picking up the normal route at Thornton Dale.
843 Scarborough - Leeds
The 1500 and 1600 departures from Scarborough will start at the rail station, rather than Peasholm Park. The 1700 will start as normal at Scarborough College, but will miss out stops at Peasholm Park, instead running to Scarborough rail station to rejoin the normal route at 1710.
845 Bridlington - Malton
The 1312 from Bridlington to Malton will be delayed slightly in Bridlington. The onward connection with the 840 at Malton will be guaranteed.
Saturday 29 April
Stage 2: Tadcaster to Harrogate
The second stage of the race runs from Tadcaster to Harrogate, through Wetherby, Boston Spa, Knaresborough, Ripon and Pateley Bridge.
Planned changes to buses on Coastliner
The second stage starts on the newly-reopened Tadcaster Bridge, which is fantastic news for the town. As a result, roads in Tadcaster will be closed between 6am and 9pm.
Buses throughout the day will use the Tadcaster bypass, picking up the normal route at Queens Gardens in both directions. There will be some exceptions, as follows.
The 0815, 0845, 1315 and 1345 buses from Leeds to the coast will miss out stops in Tadcaster. Towards the coast, the last stop before Tadcaster will be at Hazelwood Castle, and the first stop on the other side of the town will be Catterton Lane / Oxton Lane End.
In the opposite direction (towards Leeds), the 0737 and the 0807 from Malton, and the 1100 and 1200 from Whitby and Scarborough will miss out Tadcaster, with Oxton Lane and Hazlewood Castle being the last and first stops respectively.
The 1400 Little Explorer from Harrogate will start instead from Ripon at 1518.
Sunday 30 April
Stage 3: Bradford to Sheffield Fox Valley
The third stage of the race runs from Bradford to Ilkley, Skipton, Keighley, Haworth and down to Sheffield through Brighouse.
This stage of the race shouldn't have any impact on our buses, but there will be changes to buses run by The Keighley Bus Company. Find out more here.
Stay in the loop
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