Leyburn to host Tour de Yorkshire stage finish

Leyburn will host the finish of a Tour de Yorkshire stage, it has been announced today.

The town will stage the finish of the men’s stage two and women’s stage one on Friday, May 1.

The stage will start in Skipton and head up Ribblesdale to Hawes.

The route includes the highest point in the race and the ‘Cote de Buttertubs’ and Cote to Grinton Moor’ are two climbs that haven’t been visited since the Tour de France in 2014.

The cyclists will pass over the Buttertubs to Swaledale, before heading down the dale to Reeth.

After the riders race to the top of Grinton Moor they will turn left on the Tank Road above Leyburn and head over Barden Moor towards Scotton.

The Cote de Buttertubs and Cote to Grinton Moor are two climbs that haven’t been visited since the Tour de France in 2014.

On the edge of the village they will then turn south to Patrick Brompton, before heading up the A684 to finish in Leyburn.

Here’s the stage route in full:

Leyburn is one of the four finish towns for the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire.

Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation announced today that there would be two finishes as the town plays host to both the men’s and women’s races.

“This is a massive event for Richmondshire and especially for Leyburn,” said district council leader, Councillor Angie Dale.

“We want Leyburn to be a finish to remember.

“The riders come into the market place having ridden a grueling 124.5km from Skipton taking in some twists and turns – and climbs – along the way.”


The race takes place from April 30 to May 3.

To view the route in full click here.


  1. I heard on local news last night that this might be the last one. Thank goodness for that!
    I also heard that North Yorkshire County Council have loaned Welcome To Yorkshire £500,000!! So maybe it won’t.
    Can’t even begin to describe how disgusted I am or write down where that money could have been better spent!!!

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