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Tour de Yorkshire 2019 – Visitor Information

The Tour de Yorkshire takes place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 May and may effect your journey to Harewood.

In 2014, the Tour de France set off in Yorkshire and is a source of great pride for Harewood as the House was the destination for Le grand départ – the official ceremonial start of the race, attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.

Cycling has become a great source of Yorkshire pride and every year since, the Tour de Yorkshire has become a grand annual event attracting around 2.5 million people to the region. Harewood is not taking part in this year’s race, however, the route will be passing through this area and may effect your journey.

We have included some guidance below, however, you may wish to check the Tour website before travelling.

Thursday 2 May

The race does not pass near Harewood.

Friday 3 May

A61 North/South junction at Alwoodley with Wigton Road & Alwoodley Lane.

This junction will be closed to allow the race to pass as it heads West at approx 9.30–11.30am and then again at approx 3–5pm.

We have extended our opening hours so that you can arrive early. The entrance, grounds and gardens will open at 9am, the House will open at 10am so that you can arrive at Harewood before road closures take place.

Those heading out to the A1 towards Collingham/Wetherby will be unaffected.

Saturday 4 May

The race does not pass near Harewood.

Sunday 5 May

The Tour de Yorkshire Ride will be in the area, particularly to the West of Harewood along Eccup Lane and then North of Harewood on a short stretch of the A61. There are no road closures in place with cyclists running alongside traffic, however, there will be additional speed restrictions and you may wish to allow a little more time for your journey.