The Tour de Yorkshire is coming to Doncaster Saturday 30 April 2016, with the borough playing host to the inaugural women’s race, as well as the thrilling finish of stage two of the men’s race.
All NHS services will be operating as normal but certain roads will be closed on the day of the event. Areas such as Mexborough, Conisborough, Tickhill, Balby and central Doncaster may see increased traffic and static road blocks and residents and visitors are advised to plan journeys ahead of time.
The first Tour de Yorkshire was held in May 2015, and attracted one and a half million spectators cheering on riders from some of the world’s top teams, with over six million global television viewers.
The year’s Tour will feature Sir Bradley Wiggings and the Official Start is at Pool-in Wharfedale, before a long peddle to North and South Elmsall, and on to Hooton Pagnell. There is a sprint point at Warmsworth before a lap of Conisbrough Castle. The peloton will then head towards Tickhill and Bawtry before racing along the perimeter of Doncaster Airport, past Doncaster Racecourse and onto a sprint finish on South Parade.