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Road closures for the Tour de Yorkshire 2016

26th April 2016

Road closed sign

There will be some road closures for the Tour de Yorkshire 2016, but most will be rolling road closures lasting no more than an hour, according to the Tour de Yorkshire website. However, the start and finish lines of each stage will be closed to traffic for longer.

There are also certain other parts of the race route which will see longer closures, as outlined below.

Road closures for the Tour de Yorkshire 2016: Stage 1


According to North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC), the slip road exit from the A64 onto the A162 will be closed from 1.15 to 2.45pm.

Pateley Bridge to Greenhow village

This is the only categorised climb on Stage 1, and is expected to be popular, so the B6265 will be closed to traffic between noon and 5pm, from the Royal Oak in Pateley Bridge to Greenhow village. Peat Lane will also be closed at the same time. There'll be car parking and a big screen at the Nidderdale Showground.


There are some road closures on and around the race route in Settle and Giggleswick from 10am on Thursday 28th April until 9pm on Friday 29th April 2016 - see the NYCC website and Craven District Council's information. There are also parking restrictions on the A65 race route, and the race route through Settle and Giggleswick. Vehicles will not be allowed to park during the period of the road closures.

Road closures for the Tour de Yorkshire 2016: Stage 2


According to the Wharfedale Observer, roads on the route in Otley will be closed for the women's race in the morning (7.45 to 9.45am) and the men's race in the afternoon (1.45 to 3.45pm). Rolling morning and afternoon closures will then affect the route in Pool-in-Wharfedale and Harewood.

Monk Fryston and Hillam

Water Lane between the A63 and Hillam village will be closed between 10am and 2pm.

Junction 36, A1(M)

According to the UK government website, the southbound slip of J36 of the A1(M), at Warmsworth, will be closed all day. It is to prevent vehicles going west on the A630.


Roads closed all day.

Loop around Conisbrough Castle

This will be closed all day - see information from Doncaster MBC.

Bennetthorpe & South Parade, Doncaster

These are the roads near the finish, and the Fan Zone on Town Fields, which are closed all day. Doncaster MBC have more information, including on car parking.

Road closures for the Tour de Yorkshire 2016: Stage 3


Stokesley High Street and some surrounding roads will be closed from 11.15am until 7pm, for Stokesley's TourFest event.

A19 Hutton Rudby turn

The off slip roads will be closed from 10.45am until 1pm

Northallerton High Street

The High Street will be closed from 8am to 7pm, from Quaker Lane roundabout to Zetland Street. The closure is for the race, and events taking place in Northallerton.

A170 Sutton Bank

The road will be closed from the east of Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe to Sutton Bank Visitor Centre from 10am to 4pm. Pedestrian and cyclist access will be allowed until the rolling road closures start. There are also restrictions on access between Thirsk and Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe.


Fair Head Lane will be closed from 1 to 4.30pm, but pedestrian and cyclist access are maintained until the rolling road closures.

Whitby harbour

New Quay Road, Bridge Street, and Church Street will be closed from 2 to 4.30pm

Oliver's Mount, Scarborough

Mere Lane and Oliver's Mount will be closed to traffic from 2 to 6pm. Pedestrian and cyclist access maintained until the rolling road closures.

Scarborough seafront

Sandside and Foreshore Road will be closed from 2 to 6pm. Marine Drive and Royal Albert Drive will be closed from 5am to 9pm. Queens Parade will be closed from 2 to 6pm.

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