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Tour De Yorkshire

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York SportMinster FM and our partners, York Sport and Web adventure are pleased to announce that to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire women’s race and stage 2 men’s race in Tadcaster, the town will be celebrating in style with a BIG Cycle Festival Saturday 29th of April from 8am 5pm.

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You can bring all your family and friends down to see the Tour de Yorkshire as it starts at the towns famous Bridge and rides straight through the town.

There will be live music all day from the Minster FM Roadshow Stage plus a number of events and activities will be held across the town for you to come and enjoy.

Tadcaster Cycle Festival

Minster FM will be hosting a live Roadshow with a selection of live music and entertainment from local acts. This festival will be based on St Josephs Street complete with a big TV screen showing coverage of the Tour De Yorkshire plus a variety of food and interactive stalls & street entertainers.

Plus you can watch World Champion Trial Biker Jack Carthy doing his demonstrations on the day and live commemorative Tour De Yorkshire street art created by Graffiti artist Sledone on behalf of the Paintsmiths Bristol.

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.

Minster FM Roadshow Line up

8.00am   Stage opens   
8.40am   Yorkshire Regiment Drummers          
9.10am   Tour de Yorkshire Womens Race rides through Tadcaster    
9.40am   "Just for Fun Theatre"     
10.00am   Heineken Charity Bike Set off from St Josephs Street     
10.30am   Fun and Games  
11.15am   "Steph Baker"  
11.40am   Childrens Bike Parade          
12.05pm   Tour De Yorkshire Publicity Caravan comes through the town      
12.25pm   "Nicki & Stella"  
1.00pm   "Step to it Cheerleaders"  
1.45pm   "Yorkshire Drummers" parade through the town  
2.00pm   Tour de Yorkshire Mens Race rides through Tadcaster  
2.20pm   "Radio Mojo"  
3.10pm   "The Spicey Girls"   
3.40pm   Duck Race prize giving on stage  
4.00pm   "Lil Mix"  
6.00pm   Event finishes  


Shuttle Bus

The event will also be running a shuttle bus from Tadcaster Grammar School Spectator Car Park to the memorial at the top of Kirkgate. This will cost £2.50 per person return and first service will be at 7.15am and last service at 6.15pm with on demand shuttles in between.

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

Other events in the festival are:

  • Vintage Bike museum in the Riley Smith Hall
  • Tadcasters' “tour de canard” duck race on the river at 2.30pm – ducks can be purchased on the day for £2 each. Proceeds to the Tadcaster Swimming Pool and the Alzheimer’s Society.
  • Street entertainers Granny Tourismo and Wacky Wheelers fun bikes
  • Have a go on the York Sport Village Balance Bikes demos and Watt Bike in St Josephs Street


On 29 April, the day of the Tour de Yorkshire Tadcaster start, local school children are being offered a unique opportunity to line the town’s historic bridge to symbolise the amount of days the bridge was closed during the 2015 floods.

To celebrate that the bridge is now reopened, 405 school children from across all Tadcaster primary schools will be lining the bridge during the men’s and women’s races.

This exciting opportunity is only available to children that attend,

Tadcaster East Community Primary School, Riverside Community Primary School or St Joseph's Catholic Primary School.

To get involved in this unique opportunity you can register a place for your child by following the event registration details issued by your child’s school. Places are on a first come first served basis.

> You can find road closure information from Minster FM news here


> For the latest updates, go to the Minster FM news pages.



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250m Olympic-sized outdoor Velodrome, with 30 degree banking,will give you the best cycling thrill available in Yorkshire. Group bookings and individual hire are also available, along with the opportunity to get Accredited and compete in the Track League!

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