Richmond Market Place closed to vehicles from 6am during Tour de Yorkshire

Officials are asking everyone to make the most of the Tour de Yorkshire by planning ahead.

There is some specific advice for anyone wanting to watch the start in Richmond on May 5.

The riders will leave the market place at 110pm.

The market place will be closed to vehicles from 6am until the evening.

During this time, Frenchgate and Millgate will remain open to through traffic only and there will be no parking allowed. The bottom end of the market place (towards Frenchgate/Millgate) will reopen for parking from approximately 2pm but the top end will remain closed into the evening.

There will be no parking on Newbiggin until approximately 2pm on the day and vehicles will need to be moved from the area by 10pm on Friday 4 May. Rosemary Lane will also be closed for access to Newbiggin.

Finkle Street and King Street will be closed until all events in the market place are finished.

Some spaces will be available in Nuns Close car park but these will be restricted from 10pm on the Friday until approximately 2pm on Saturday.

Parking in the town centre will be limited, so there will be a ‘park and walk’, with parking at Richmond School, a short walk from the market place.

The rest of the roads on the route in Richmond will be subject to 45 to 60-minute rolling road closures.

There will be a lot happening in the town throughout the weekend including a big screen televising the race, a flag waving and bike parade for children, the Band of the Yorkshire Regiment and the ‘Richmond Rocks’ town party with live music, entertainment and food stalls. For more information go to

Spectators are encouraged to go to Richmond early and stay for the day, watching the start and enjoying the entertainment through into the evening. Local residents are urged to leave their cars at home and walk in to see the event.

Full details of parking restrictions and road closures are on

The official website for the Tour de Yorkshire is


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