The Tour de Yorkshire is coming to Keighley06-04-2017
The Tour de Yorkshire takes place over the weekend of 28-30 April, and it's sure to be another fantastic cycling spectacle, with thousands of people expected to cheer on the riders.
Some of the best viewing points for the race are easy to get to by bus, and with car parking spaces expected to be few and far between, there's no better way to see the event.
Here's an outline of what's happening over the Tour de Yorkshire weekend.
Friday 28 April
Stage 1: Bridlington to Scarborough
The first stage of the race will run from Bridlington to Scarborough, through Goathland and Whitby. This stage of the race shouldn't have any impact on buses in or around Keighley.
Some of the best viewing points for stage 1 of the tour can be found right in the heart of Coastliner Country. Côte de Goathland is one of the classified climbs - find it on Coastliner 840.
The first stage finishes at Peasholm Park in Scarborough - easily accessible on Coastliner 843. If early mornings are more your thing, the starting point for stage 1 is Bridlington - get there on Coastliner 845.
Saturday 29 April
Stage 2: Tadcaster to Harrogate
The second stage of the race runs from Tadcaster to Harrogate, through Wetherby, Knaresborough and Ripon. Our buses shouldn't see too much disruption during stage 2, but there will be changes to Harrogate Bus Company buses - find out the details here.
Wharfedale Links 923 and the 62 will also be affected, as follows.
Parliament Street in Harrogate will be closed for the day, so buses heading into Harrogate will be diverted around the town centre, running along Kings Road and past the Odeon instead. Buses heading out of town won't be affected.
Wharfedale Links 923
Due to road closures, the 0930 from Wetherby bus station will start from the Old Star Garage at Collingham, at 0936. No other journeys will be affected.
Sunday 30 April
Stage 3: Bradford to Sheffield Fox Valley
The third stage of the race runs from Bradford to Ilkley, Skipton, Keighley, Haworth and down to Sheffield through Brighouse.
See the action in Skipton
The Tour de Yorkshire passes through the heart of historic Skipton, and the popular canal festival also takes place on the weekend of the event. Parking in town will be virtually impossible on Sunday - the bus is the very best way to get into town.
We'll have extra capacity on Dalesway 66, which runs into Skipton every hour from Keighley and Crosshills on Sundays.
Head over to Haworth
The Tour de Yorkshire also takes in the heart of Brontë Country, Haworth, along its route. Hundreds of people will descend on the town to cheer on the riders, so don't bother struggling for a spot – jump on Brontëbus, and we'll get you there and home again safely.
We've got incredible value fares to get you there
A K DAY tickets cost just £4.20, and you can use it on any Keighley Bus Company bus - including the 760 from Leeds and theSHUTTLE from Bradford.
For groups, the best value ticket is our Group Daytripper – just £20 gets a group of up to 5 on any Transdev bus in Yorkshire and Lancashire (as far east as York).
Planned changes to buses on Sunday 30 April
Whilst the race takes place, there will be road closures in place in Bradford city centre between 5.30am and around 2pm.
Most of our buses will see delays throughout the day as the race criss-crosses our routes, in particular Dalesway, theSHUTTLE, Brontëbus, the 697, 760 and the K5.
We're making some planned changes to buses on the day to lessen the impact of the race.
The 1400 from Keighley to Bracken Bank and back to Keighley won't be running
The 1210 from Keighley to Ilkley will finish at Addingham, Moor Park Way
The 1250 from Ilkley will start from Moor Park Way, Addingham at 1258
There will be some diversions on the 62 around Ilkley between 5am and 2pm, with buses running along Elliott Street, Dradishaw Road and Skipton Road instead.
The 1200 from Keighley to Bradford won't be running
The 1335 from Bradford will use the normal route as far as Crossflatts, where it will then use the 760 route to get to Keighley
The 1400 from Keighley will use the route of the 760 to Crossflatts, where it will then rejoin the normal route
Buses will use different routes to get in and out of Bradford city centre between 5am and 2pm. Heading into the city, buses will run as far as Godwin Street, before diverting along Prince's Way, Manchester Road and Nelson Street.
The 1405 from Keighley to Hebden Bridge won't be running
The 1510 from Hebden Bridge to Oxenhope and Keighley will start from Best Lane, Oxenhope at 1532
The 1405 from Oakworth to Keighley won't be running
The 1350 from Bradford to Keighley won't be running
Do all of Yorkshire with a Daytripper
Whether you're a local or coming from farther afield, Daytripper is our awesome value ticket for travel on any Transdev bus in Lancashire and Yorkshire (as far east as York).
Group Daytripper, valid for up to five adults travelling together
Stay in the loop
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