The eyes of the cycling world will be on the region when the Tour De Yorkshire grand finale heads through the streets of West Leeds on Sunday, May 6.
The fourth edition of the men’s race has been expanded from three to four stages and will take place between 3-6 May 2018.
On Sunday, the race will come towards Otley from North Yorkshire down Newall Carr Road. The route takes riders down through Otley town centre and up East Chevin Road. Riders will then descend in to Pool-in-Wharfedale, down the A658 turning towards Arthington and on to a sprint on the brutal Black Hill Road climb.
The route then goes through Adel, West Park, Kirkstall, Wyther Park, Armley and Burley before entering the city centre, where riders will race down Park Lane, Westgate and come to an exciting finish outside Victoria Gardens on The Headrow.
The men’s race will pass Kirkstall Abbey at 4.49pm before the riders sweep into Leeds for a rip-roaring conclusion on The Headrow at 5.11pm on the same spot as where the Tour de France started in 2014.
West Leeds road closures
Here’s a list of road closures as the race goes through parts of Kirkstall, Bramley, Armley and Burley:
- Abbey Walk
- A65 Abbey Road, Abbey Walk to Bridge Road
- B6157 Bridge Road
- Wyther Lane
- Armley Ridge Road, Wyther Lane to Cockshott Lane
- Cockshott Lane
- A647 Stanningley Road, Cockshott Lane to Ledgard Way
- Ledgard Way
- Canal Road, Ledguard Way to Viaduct Road
- Viaduct Road
- Burley Place
- Willow Road
- Burley Road, Willow Road to Burley Street
- Burley Street
These roads will be closed between approximately 3.30pm and 6.30pm.
A full list of city-wide road closures can be found here.
Revised bus service on Sunday
Bus and public transport will be disrupted – more information can be found here.