Road closure and parking information for Tour de Yorkshire

Richmondshire residents and visitors have been urged to choose their viewing spot, get there early and keep the race route clear ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire this weekend.

North Yorkshire County Council is asking everyone to make the most of it by planning ahead.

The council’s corporate director for business and environmental services, David Bowe, said: “While we are hoping that everyone will have a fantastic time watching this year’s race, we also want spectators to be safe, take care and have respect for their surroundings.

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“We are urging people to plan ahead and be prepared, as the safety of spectators, cyclists and other road users is our prime concern.’’

There will be rolling road closures in place as the race progresses and these are expected to last for around an hour. Some areas, including the start and finish locations, some of the climbs and busier locations will require longer closures.

There is specific advice for anyone wanting to watch the race action in North Yorkshire:

Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire starts in Richmond on May 5 with the riders leaving the market place at 1.10pm.

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.

Newbiggin will be closed from 6am until approximately 2pm on race day and vehicles will need to be moved from the area by 10pm on Friday, May 4.

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.

The majority of the Nuns Close car park will be available for public parking – except for a few spaces which will be restricted from 10pm on Friday to 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 distance from the market place.

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

On Sunday, May 6, Richmondshire also hosts part of the Stage 4 route, with the riders entering the district immediately after finishing the climb of the Cote de Park Rash, and descending through Upper Coverdale to  Middleham.

There will be longer road closures and parking restrictions in Kettlewell and Upper Coverdale including the Cote De Park Rash descent from the summit to Carlton.

This section of the route will be closed from 10am to 5pm.

The climb and descent are surrounded by open moorland and spectators are asked to respect the environment and not to park on the moor.

Local residents are urged to leave their cars at home and walk in to see the event.

For full details of parking restrictions and road closures, go to

To find out about the community events in Richmondshire taking place over the weekend click here.

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  1. I will require to be able to get car into church park opposite the new Lidl and Friary and to open the church for drinks and toilet facilities during the Tour de Yorkshire, and want to know (as I live in Marrick) if I will be able to gest through at 9am – 9.30am. Many thanks for reply

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