2018 Tour de Yorkshire

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Richard A Thackeray, 5 Dec 2017.

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  1. Afnug

    Afnug Everything you can imagine is real

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  2. No, it isn't!
    Could have been worse, it could have been a ride to Otley, & a climb back up East Chevin.............
     
  3. Afnug

    Afnug Everything you can imagine is real

    I think that would have been a walk, just looked up my best time up there 5 mins behind KOM but well within in the top half of the results, its a good climb but too much traffic nowadays.
     
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  4. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Does anyone know if there's much of an opportunity to hammer after the riders while the road is still closed?

    There was after Le Tour, but I suspect there will be pressure to reopen the roads sooner after the Tour de Yorkshire riders pass.

    The bit I'm interested in is Leyburn to Bedale, because it passes my static caravan.

    I'm hoping I might get the five or six miles to Bedale before being swept aside by motor traffic.
     
  5. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    When it passed near here quite a few cyclists tagged on after the caravan had gone through, ranging from a handful of very serious looking racing snakes in full club / team kit to a rather larger lad on his MTB. They got quite a cheer going down Main Street too. :laugh:

    I'd guess most motorists would be avoiding the area as the closures are widely promoted so you'd probably be fine for a few miles?
     
  6. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Yes, that's what I was hoping.

    A chance to ride the route on closed roads was promoted in pre-publicity for the Tour.

    I shall keep an eye out, but I don't think that formal invitation is being made for the Tour de Yorkshire.

    Which rather suggests to me the roads will be re-opened sooner rather than later.
     
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  7. I did that, when the Olympic Torch relay was on
    Granted yes, I was going to watch it myself, & was allowed onto the 'Road Closed' section (at Ackworth)
    The jovial/good natured cheering was warmly welcomed, & a few children were 'high-fived'

    Likewise, everytime I've rode out to watch the Tour de Yorkshire (or the T de F, when it started in Leeds), was fun, riding on the traffic-free roads, but well in advance of the accompanying escorts

    As An Aside
    This was the main Wakefield - Doncaster road, just on the South Elmsall/Doncaster side of Ackworth, after the Olympic torch passed through
    Buses, trucks, even Ambulances were having problems

    Olympic Torch 2012.jpg
     
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  8. Matthew_Ryder

    Matthew_Ryder New Member

    Location:
    England
    I’ll be competing - can’t wait!
     
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  9. ozboz

    ozboz Über Member

    Location:
    Richmond ,Surrey
    End of Stage 1 nice and handy , GF's Dad lives in Thorne , near Donny, may well have some of that !
     
  10. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    who do you ride for
     
  11. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    Location:
    near Hornsea
    That's my plans scuppered :sad: Late start on day 1. Starting from Beverley at 2pm & I need to leave home for work shortly after that, so doubt I'll get to see them pass by now.

    Planning on going over to West Yorkshire on final day though. Anyone else planning on watching the final day around Haworth then riding over to Otley?
     
  12. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    I'm not riding the sportive this year after all so I will go out on the Sunday to watch the peloton go by. I might just take the easy option and watch them ascend the Keighley Rd out of Hebden Bridge. If the weather is nice though (and I feel more energetic), I might ride over to Goose Eye instead and stand towards the top of the nasty ramp out of the village.
     
  13. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
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  14. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    is anyone planning on being at the finish line in leeds
     
  15. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
    Mark Cavendish
     
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