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Important information: Tour de Yorkshire, 6 May 2018   ()

On Sunday 6 May 2018 riders in the Tour de Yorkshire will compete in the fourth stage of the men’s race.  The riders will start in The Piece Hall at Halifax at 12:10 and finish in Leeds City Centre at approximately 17:30. The race enters North Yorkshire at Sutton in Craven at approximately 13:10 and leaves the county via Blubberhouses at around 16:20.

North Yorkshire County Council have issued a number of safety messages:

To help ensure the safety of the race and provide maximum opportunities for spectators to watch the race we encourage as many people as possible to leave their cars at home; parking on the race route is prohibited.  For those who need to drive they should plan ahead, know the route they can take and where they can park responsibly to walk or cycle to their chosen spot to watch the race. 

Spectators are advised to avoid standing on sections of the route that are narrow, have no verge or have walls with a drop behind them.  They should keep to footpaths and protect dry stone walls by not climbing, standing or sitting on them. The use of drones for photography is strictly prohibited. 

Dogs should be kept on a short lead and the race route kept clear until the last riders and the end of race vehicle have passed.

The majority of the route will be operating under rolling road closures, which will typically last up to one hour; however, there are some locations on the route which will be subject to longer closures. These closures are to ensure the safety of riders, support teams and spectators, staff and volunteers. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times and we aim to return everything to normal as soon as possible on the day of the race. An end of race vehicle will follow the race, once this has passed rolling road closures are lifted.  Fixed road closures at starts, finishes and key climbs will remain in place until it is deemed safe to reopen the road. 

Road closure information and race timings are available at www.letouryorkshire.com and www.northyorks.gov.uk/tour. Alternatively the County Council Customer Service Centre on 01609 780780 can be contacted for more information.

Over the race weekend traffic and travel information will be available on BBC local radio, letouryorkshire.com and Twitter @northyorkscc.