Spectator information

Saturday 21 September – Tadcaster hosts a Para-Cycling International race start

This is a great opportunity to see these athletes compete on our doorstep and we're expecting lots of people to come along to watch the event. The start line for the Tadcaster stage - around 2pm - will be to the east of the bridge, just outside Britannia car park. 

However we'll also see an earlier wave of riders on the longer stage of the race who will enter the town at around 1.18pm, from the A162, turning right along the High Street, over the bridge and then towards Wighill.

There'll be a community cycling festival with plenty of opportunities to watch the races, with fun and games for the whole family and enjoy food and drink from local businesses. This will be in Kirkgate and Westgate. There will be lots of food and drink to enjoy and various community stalls and activities taking place, as well as a big screen so you don’t miss any action. Minster FM will also be broadcasting live on the day. 

There will be lots of different bikes to try out, including inclusive bikes, KMX kards, mega bikes and rickshaws. These bikes are great for children and adults to learn about inclusive cycling while having fun. 

This area will also have a first aid point, extra toilets and lost children tent.

Over at Manor Farm there will be the skate park, community café and arts and crafts taking place.

Or head over to the team parking zone in the car park at Sainsburys to take a look at the support vehicles that play a vital role in helping these athletes compete at this level.


Britannia car park (beside the bus station) will be closed all day. Central car park will be open but we expect it to be extremely busy and road restrictions will be in place at certain times. If you can, we strongly advise walking or cycling into Tadcaster town centre to watch the race.

Tadcaster Albion will be opening their car park from 9am, for the public to use. Access in and out will be restricted by the road closure between 11.30am and 2.30pm so please plan your journey around these times. There will be a charge of £2 per car.

Molson Coors will be opening their car park for the public to use. Barriers will be open from 8.45am until 6.30pm. There won’t be a charge for parking but there will be an honesty box in place for donations towards their corporate charity “Calm”.

Park and Ride

Operating between Tadcaster Grammar School (Bus Park) and Stutton Road, Tadcaster. 

The Park and Ride offers an alternative to town centre parking. Free parking for around 300 cars will be available at Tadcaster Grammar School and a low floor DDA service bus, with wheelchair access, will run every 20 minutes between 10am and 4pm.  Fares will be £1 each way (please note that concessions and OAP passes are not valid on this service).

Buses will run from Tadcaster Grammar school at these times:

10am, 10.20am, 10.40am, 11am, 11.20am, 11.40am, 12 noon, 12.20pm, 12.40pm, 1pm, 1.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.35pm, 2.55pm, 3.15pm, 3.25pm. This journey takes five minutes.

Buses will run from Sutton Road, Tadcaster at these times:

10.05am, 10.25am, 10.45am, 11.05am, 11.25am, 11.45am, 12.05pm, 12.25pm, 12.45pm, 1.05pm, 1.20pm, 2.30pm, 2.50pm, 3.10pm, 3.20pm, 3.40pm, 4pm.


Between the hours of 11:30am and 14:30pm Coastliner will run one bus an hour in each direction.  After these times they will return to normal service.

The times for theses buses will be:

Buses to York quarter to the hour

Buses to Leeds 22 mins past the hour

They'll be using a slightly different route in Tadcaster between 8am and 6pm. This means they won’t be able to get to bus stops on York Road between Little Catterton Lane or Tadcaster Industrial Estate and John Smith’s Brewery, including Tadcaster bus station.

Friday 27 September - UCI Road World Championships Women's junior and men's under 23 road race

There'll be lots of places to watch these races as they visit Little Heck, Eggborough, Kellington, Beal, Birkin, Hillam, Monk Fryston, South Milford, Sherburn in Elmet, Barkston Ash, Towton and Tadcaster. The women's race takes place in the morning, entering our district at around 9.30am, with the men's arriving just after 3pm.More information about the women's race is available here and more information about the men's race is available here

Read our special residents’ and businesses’ leaflet which contains full details of the events and activities taking place for both events.

Also available is the Yorkshire 2019 complete guide to plan what to do, where to go and when during the Championships Yorkshire 2019 - Spectator Guide.