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What is The Tour of Britain?
Re-launched in 2004 after a five-year absence from the calendar, the Tour of Britain is the UK’s biggest and most prestigious bike race that attracts the world’s top cyclists – including Olympic and World Champions, and Tour de France winners – to compete over eight days each September. It forms part of the UCI ProSeries, making it one of the most important events on the road racing calendar.
More information is available on the official website:
When will the next Tour of Britain take place?
The race will run for eight days from Sunday, 3 September to Sunday, 10 September 2023.
More information on stages can be found below:
Is the 2023 Tour of Britain coming to the East Riding?
Yes! The Tour of Britain will hold its first full stage in the East Riding of Yorkshire on Day 3 of this year’s race.
Stage 3 on Tuesday 5 September is the Howdens Stage, hosted in the East Riding of Yorkshire running from Goole to Beverley. Starting in Goole the peloton then heading north to Howden, Market Weighton and Driffield.
Riders will then get a taste of the British seaside when they race through Bridlington before they head inland from Hornsea. The stage will finish on Beverley Westwood.
More information can be found on the official Tour of Britain website:
What time will Stage 3 of the 2023 Tour of Britain take place?
The stage is expected to start on the pedestrian precinct on Boothferry Road in Goole at around 11:30am on Tuesday, 5 September.
The stage will finish around 3:30pm in Beverley. These times are subject to change.
The estimated timings below are based on a predicted race speed of 42kmph, although this may vary depending on weather conditions and how hotly the race is contested.
|START: Goole (Boothferry Road)||11:30am|
|King of the Mountains (KoM): Towthorpe Lane||12:40pm|
|FINISH: Beverley (York Road)||3:26pm|
For more detailed timings (road by road) see the full stage three timetable.
Parking and access
Estcourt Street Car Park will be closed from 6pm on Monday until 6pm on Tuesday. To make up for this loss of parking, the one-hour parking limit will be lifted on Carlisle Street.
Other car parks will remain open, but please be aware of any road closures.
Anyone bringing a bike is asked not to bring it on to the central precinct, as large crowds are expected.
People are advised to travel by public transport or park in Beverley town centre and walk to Beverley Westwood. There will be no general vehicle access or parking at the race village.
Disabled parking will be available via the horsebox entrance (blue marker in the below map) at the racecourse from 12noon. People are advised to arrive as early as possible. All disabled vehicle access will be via Killingwoldgraves Roundabout (red marker below).
View all fixed and rolling road closures on the route, along with changes to bus services.
Road closures and bus service changes
Most of the race will be managed using rolling road closures rather than long-term closures.
The rolling road closures should last no more than an hour apart from the start and finish lines. There will be some longer road closures in Goole and Beverley because they are hosting the start and finish of the stage.
The rolling road closure involves shutting the race route to traffic for a short period whilst the bikes are passing through. Junctions with access roads to the route will also be temporarily closed to traffic. The duration of the closure depends on how spread out the riders are. Typically, the lead motorcycle that will start the closure is 15 minutes ahead of the lead rider. The closure then remains in place until all riders and race cars have passed through.
Rolling road closures will be managed by the police. Closures and travel restriction will also be advertised in the local press and on affected routes via signage and variable message signs.
The following services/journeys will be affected by the Tour of Britain cycle race. If your service/journey is not listed below it should be operating as normal.
|2 Bridlington Town – Avocet Way East Yorkshire Buses||NOT Operating: 1320 Bridlington (Bus Station) to Avocet Way to Bridlington (Bus Station)|
|3 Bridlington Town – West Hill East Yorkshire Buses||NOT Operating: 1405 Bridlington (Bus Station) to West Hill to Bridlington (Bus Station)|
|4/4A Bridlington Town – New Pasture Lane East Yorkshire Buses||NOT Operating: 1315 & 1345 Bridlington (Bus Station) to New Pasture Lane, 1336 & 1405 New Pasture Lane to Bridlington (Bus Station)|
|5/5A Bridlington Town – Bempton Lane East Yorkshire Buses||NOT Operating: 1325 & 1400 Bridlington (Bus Station) to Bempton Lane, 1350 Bempton Lane to Bridlington (Bus Station)|
|12/13 Scarborough to Bridlington East Yorkshire Buses||1325 (Service 12) & 1355 (Service 13) from Bridlington to Scarborough and 1220 (Service 13) & 1300 (Service 12) from Scarborough to Bridlington will divert via Speeton and will NOT serve Scarborough Road & Marton Road in Bridlington.|
|23 Beverley to Hull East Yorkshire Buses||1355 Hull to Butterfly Meadows will terminate at Beverley (Bus Station) (at 1433) and will not serve Molescroft/Lockwood Road. 1452 Butterfly Meadows to Hull will start from Beverley (Bus Station) (at 1505) and will not serve Molescroft/Lockwood Road.|
|24 Hull to Hornsea East Yorkshire Buses||1315 Hull to Hornsea will terminate at Catwick (at 1406) and will not operate into Sigglesthorne, Seaton and Hornsea 1430 Hornsea to Hull will start from Catwick (at 1448) and will not serve Hornsea, Seaton and Sigglesthorne|
|25 Beverley to Hornsea East Yorkshire Buses||1330 Beverley to Hornsea will terminate at Catwick (at 1406) and will not operate into Sigglesthorne, Seaton and Hornsea NOT Operating: 1430 Hornsea to Beverley (Bus Station)|
88 Goole to Rawcliffe Bridge East Yorkshire Buses
|NOT Operating: 1100 Goole to Rawcliffe Bridge, 1125 Rawcliffe Bridge to Goole|
88 Bridlington Park & Ride Stagecoach East Midlands
|NOT Operating: 1330 & 1400 Park & Ride Site to Harbour Top, 1345 & 1415 Harbour Top to Park & Ride Site|
121 Hull to Bridlington East Yorkshire Buses
|In Beverley after 1300 all journeys will operate from Driffield Road Roundabout to Beverley Bus Station via Woodhall Way and Manor Road in both directions. There will be NO service via Molescroft Road.|
129 Withernsea to Hornsea East Yorkshire Buses
|1300 Withernsea to Hornsea will terminate at Hornsea (Tesco’s) (at 1350) NOT Operating: 1405 Hornsea to Withernsea|
130 Bridlington to Hornsea East Yorkshire Buses
|NOT Operating: 1345 Bridlington (Bus Station) to Hornsea (Cliff Road)|
|131 Bridlington to Carnaby Industrial Estate East Yorkshire Buses||NOT Operating: 1325 Carnaby (Industrial Estate) to Bridlington to Carnaby (Industrial Estate)|
136 Driffield to Bridlington East Yorkshire Buses
1240 Driffield to Bridlington will terminate at Beeford (at 1259) and will not operate into Skipsea and Bridlington 1430 Bridlington to Driffield will start from Beeford (at 1518) and will not serve Skipsea and Bridlington
|145 Driffield to Lund East Yorkshire Buses||NOT Operating: 1300 Driffield to Lund, 1330 Lund to Driffield|
|243 Withernsea to Beverley HART||1330 from Beverley will depart 30 minutes earlier at 1300|
|360/361 Goole to Scunthorpe East Yorkshire Buses||0930 Scunthorpe to Goole will terminate at Old Goole (at 1046) and will not operate into Goole 1120 Goole to Scunthorpe will start from Old Goole (at 1131) and will not serve Goole|
|401 Goole to Selby Arriva Yorkshire||1017 Selby to Goole will terminate at Glews Garage (at 1053) and will not operate into Goole 1108 Goole to Selby will start from Glews Garage (at 1117) and will not serve Goole|
530 Driffield Town Bus Service HART
|NOT Operating: 1325 Driffield (George St) to The Mount and return|
550 Hornsea Town Bus Service East Yorkshire Buses
|NOT Operating: 1400 Hornsea (Caravan Park) to Hornsea Freeport and 1430 Hornsea Freeport to Hornsea (Car Caravan Park)|
|G1-G3 Goole Town Bus Service East Yorkshire Buses||NOT Operating: G1 - 1043 & 1128 Goole (Interchange) to Old Goole and return. G2 – 1115 & 1200 Goole (North Street) to Fairfield Estate and return. G3 – 1135 Goole (North Street) to Goole (Hospital) and return.|
|X46/X47 Hull to York East Yorkshire Buses||In Beverley ALL JOURNEYS will operate between Killingwoldgraves Roundabout and Beverley Bus Station via Dog Kennel Lane, Malton Road, Driffield Road, Woodhall Way and Manor Road in both directions. There will be NO SERVICE via York Road and Beverley Racecourse.|
Who will be taking part in the 2023 Tour of Britain?
Sixteen of the world’s leading teams, including Tour de France champions Jumbo Visma and home fans' favourites INEOS Grenadiers, will compete in this year’s Tour of Britain.
They are two of the five UCI WorldTeams who will take the start in the 19th edition of the UK’s most prestigious cycle race.
Bora–Hansgrohe, Movistar Team, and Team DSM–Firmenich – all of whom won stages in last year’s event - and the Uno-X Pro Cycling Team will also be in action just six weeks on from competing at this year's Tour de France.
The final start list of teams and riders will be published on Saturday 2 September.
More information on teams and riders can be found on the official website:
How can residents and communities get involved with the Tour of Britain?
We work together with Tour of Britain to encourage local communities and businesses to get involved with the build up to the race and on the race day itself.
In previous years this has included some fantastically creative ideas including bike themed bake sales, decorated shop fronts and Tour of Britain themed parties complete with knitted bunting.
The official national land art competition for the 2023 race has now been launched, with all local communities being encouraged to take part.
The closing date for submissions is Friday, 18 August.
All town and parish councils along the route are eligible to apply for a community grant to help local residents get involved as the race passes through their area. All town/parish councils should have received a letter with full details but if you would like further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I find further information about cycling in the East Riding?
Why not jump on your bike and ride the route after the event? You can read more about cycling in the East Riding on this website covering areas such as:
There are lots of other longer distance cycle routes that run through the East Riding including coast-to-coast rides and circular routes around Yorkshire:
There are lots of cycling clubs and groups in the East Riding. You can find a free ride near you on the SkyRide website. Follow the link below and select 'Find a Ride' from the site's navigation menu:
There are several cycling clubs based in towns and villages across the East Riding. You can find further details by typing 'East Yorkshire cycling club' into your chosen search engine to find your nearest, or most suitable club.