Tadcaster is ready for the Tour de Yorkshire

April 11th, 2017   |   Posted in Tour De Yorkshire   |   No Comments

Tadcaster has announced the line up for the Tour de Yorkshire celebrations on Saturday 29th April. The town will be hosting the start of both the Women’s race and Stage 2 Men’s.

The town is planning on celebrating the day in style!


The event will begin with the Yorkshire Regiment Drumming Corps marching through the town; this is especially poignant as the Yorkshire Regiment formed part of the clear up team following the 2015 flood. Shortly after the bells of St Mary’s church will ring out and the women will start their race at 0910.

Running alongside the TDY event will be the first ever Tadcaster Cycle Festival, held across several locations in the town but predominantly on St Joseph’s Street, the Festival will have a carnival feel to it and provide entertainment and interactive stalls for all to enjoy.

Town Councillor Kirsty Perkins explains the planning behind the festival

“We wanted everyone to be able to move around the town and enjoy all we have to offer in the hope that they will return!

The festival covers many places in the town.

St Joseph’s Street will be closed for the day and there will be lots to see and do.

As well as the Minster FM roadshow we are really excited to have World Champion Trial Biker Jack Carthy will be doing demonstrations for us on the day.”





“We also have a live piece of street art by Graffiti artist Sledone.

He’ll be doing a commemorative piece for the town to keep based on the TDY’s visit to the town.

From one side of town to the other there will be wonderful exciting things to do.

After all that’s gone on over the past couple of years, the TDY is our opportunity to shine and show people what we are capable of and why Tadcaster is a great place to visit”


Main Events

  • Start of the two races
  • Big screens showing the race live at the Bus Park and Social Club car park
  • Minster FM roadshow with live acts throughout the day, including a Little Mix tribute act and local dance groups sponsored by The Web Adventure Park and York Sports Village
  • Vintage Bike museum in the Riley Smith Hall
  • Tadcasters’ “tour de canard” duck race on the river
  • Street entertainers Granny Tourismo and Wacky Wheelers fun bikes
  • Balance Bikes demos

Susie Brindley, Tour de Yorkshire Project Manager for Selby District Council said

“This is a massive opportunity for Tadcaster to showcase itself on a regional, national and international stage.

The Tour de Yorkshire is so much more than a bike race, It’s great to see how it brings people together and of course what better excuse to have a party in the town.”