Tour De Yorkshire: Where to watch in West Leeds (and at what time!)


The hugely anticipated fourth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race is a matter of days away – and the streets of Kirkstall, Bramley, Armley and Burley are all set to feature.

Excitement is building as Leeds prepares to host the grand finale on Sunday, 6 May 2018.

The race will pass Kirkstall Abbey.

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. The women’s race has also expanded for 2018 and will take place across two days on the 3rd and 4th May.

Spectators will be able to watch the race from the roadside anywhere along the route and local residents and businesses are encouraged to get involved.

Tour De Yorkshire Kirkstall Abbey time

The action starts in Halifax at the Piece Hall at 12.10pm. The race goes through Otley at 4.27pm and will pass Kirkstall Abbey at about 4.49pm, before the riders sweep into Leeds on The Headrow at 5.11pm.

Route through West Leeds

Here are the roads racers will pass in West Leeds:

  • 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, Ledgard Way to Viaduct Road
  • Viaduct Road
  • Burley Place
  • Willow Road
  • Burley Road, Willow Road to Burley Street
  • Burley Street
  • Details of road closures and alterations to bus services can be found here.


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