Leeds City Centre
Leeds will come alive with the sounds of cheering fans lining the route on the first day of the race. There are plenty of vantage points to catch a glimpse of the spectacle of the caravan and cycling’s elite. The caravan will set off at approximately 9.10am and the Grand Départ at 11.10am. Next to the Art Gallery, Victoria Gardens will play host to the riders signing on; and you can also enjoy the atmosphere all the way along The Headrow to Eastgate and beyond.
Otley Town Centre
This will be a focal point for visitors as they head to the centre of Otley, where the race cuts through at a time when the first riders will be trying to break away from the pack at about 12.10pm. Highlights include a Big Screen and town centre facilities such as cafes, bars and cycle racks. There will be plenty of spectator points throughout the town centre and dedicated parking including parking for disabled spectators close by.
Scott Hall Playing Fields
Get close to the action at one of Leeds’ best-known playing fields as the riders pass close by at approximately 11.20am. This family friendly hub will house a Big Screen to give unrivalled views of the spectacle of the caravan and the race itself and a stage for entertainment which will continue throughout the day. Additional facilities include onsite parking, disabled and cycling provisions, activities for children and families including British Cycling Go-Ride and onsite catering.
Pool in Wharfedale
The village will have a Big Screen, music, children’s entertainment and gourmet food. Spectators are encouraged to take part in a mass family picnic once the race has left for Otley or why not cycle to Harrogate where you can watch the sprint finish. Disabled parking is available.