A major international cycle race held annually across Yorkshire over 4 days. On 3 May 2020 Stage 2 of the Women’s Race and Stage 3 of the Men’s Race both visit Hebden Bridge and come right through the village of Pecket Well, passing the top of our drive at Elmet Farmhouse. Start and finish locations include Halifax, Huddersfield and Skipton, all within easy reach of Elmet Farmhouse.
Friday 1 May 2020 – Skipton to Leyburn (The Three Peaks Stage)
Stage 2 of Men’s Race
Stage 1 of Women’s Race
Saturday 2 May 2020 – Barnsley to Huddersfield via Hebden Bridge and Pecket Well (The Heritage Stage)
Stage 3 of Men’s Race
Stage 2 of Women’s Race
Route summary: The riders will loop around Barnsley Town Hall before heading out of town and the pace is likely to ramp up for the first intermediate sprint in Oxspring. Penistone and Holmfirth then both feature before the first categorised climb comes on the Côte de Netherthong. The Côte de Scapegoat Hill is next up, and once that’s been crested the route continues towards Hebden Bridge. Here the two routes split. The women will immediately tackle the Côte de Hebden Bridge while the men commence an 18.6km loop which takes them into Todmorden and up a brutal climb bearing the town’s name. They’ll then drop back into Hebden Bridge and re-join the women’s route, climbing the Côte de Hebden Bridge up through the village of Pecket Well. The Côte de Leeming’s presence will prove taxing, but it’s the Côte de Shibden Wall where the fireworks are most likely to be seen. This cobbled behemoth strikes fear into all those who attempt it, and the fact it comes just 18km from the finish means it could prove a springboard for late attacks. Any sprinters still in contention will fancy their chances in the second intermediate sprint at Bank Top, but there’s only likely to be a select bunch of stars who’ll still be in contention when the race reaches Huddersfield. It is here that the winner of the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race will be crowned before the male riders battle it out for stage success.
Sunday 3 May 2020 – Halifax to Leeds (The Yorkshire Classic)
Stage 4 of Men’s Race
Halifax Piece Hall
The magnificent Piece Hall in Halifax – a unique Grade I Listed 18th century cloth market – host venue for the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday 3 May 2020.