Last time the Tour de Yorkshire came to Selby, we saw 10,000 people come to watch. We’re expecting large crowds once again and we hope local businesses will make the most of the opportunity the Tour de Yorkshire presents. There are lots of ways to get involved – from decorating your shop front to the land art that can be seen by the race and television helicopters.
Businesses located in the centre of town will see huge numbers in the area as spectators come to see the race. The main spectator area for the finish event will be along Gowthorpe and the Market Place area in front of Selby Abbey.
We’re looking at organising additional parking areas to help as visitors come to Selby. Details of these ‘park and stride’ options will be available nearer the time.
If your business is on the route you may be affected by temporary road closures. You may need to plan ahead for deliveries. Some properties along Gowthorpe may be affected directly by longer closures.
Most of the race route in the district will see rolling road closures. This means sections of the road will be closed for around 45 minutes to one hour at a time. The riders have a police escort around the route to make the temporary closures.
To view the route map click here.
We're co-hosting a free roadshow with Welcome to Yorkshire at Selby Abbey on 9 January. This is a great opportunity for community groups, businesses and residents to find out how they can get involved in the event.