The Tour de Yorkshire is coming to Kirklees in 2020
It has been announced today that Huddersfield will be one of eight host locations for next year’s Tour de Yorkshire. The Tour de Yorkshire was launched in 2015 as a legacy of the 2014 Grand Départ and this will be the first time the race has visited Huddersfield.
When will the race take place?
The cycling race which saw a staggering 1.96 million people line the route in 2019 will also be visiting Barnsley, Beverley, Halifax, Leeds, Leyburn, Redcar and Skipton. The race will take place next year between Thursday 30 April – Sunday 3 May with the full routes for the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race being unveiled on Friday 17 January 2020.
Peter Dodd, Commercial Director of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:
“It’s always exciting to unveil the host locations for the Tour de Yorkshire and this year is no exception. We’re delighted Huddersfield, Leyburn, Redcar and Skipton will each be making their debuts as we’re always striving to bring our race to new parts of this great county.
The other locations have already proven themselves as more-than-worthy recipients and we cannot wait to revisit them as well.”
Cllr Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, said:
“We are very excited that Huddersfield has been selected as a host location for the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Huddersfield and Kirklees on a truly international stage and to provide the warmest of welcomes to visitors from all over the world.
In line with our recently announced Climate Emergency Action Plan, the Tour de Yorkshire will also provide a great way to celebrate the huge environmental, health and wellbeing benefits of cycling across Kirklees.”