The Tour de Yorkshire is set to sweep into Sheffield on Sunday 30 April, as Stage 3 of the prestigious cycling event will see the dramatic finale to the race weekend take place at Fox Valley, Stocksbridge.
Set to recreate some of the magic Tour de France brought to Sheffield back in 2014, riders will follow a 194.5km route from Bradford to Fox Valley on the last day of the event.
Sheffield’s gruelling hills will once again take centre stage, as 22km of the finishing circuit will include four categorised climbs at Deepcar, Wigtwizzle, Ewden Height and Midhopestones, followed by a sprint along Manchester Road in Stocksbridge before the race climax at Fox Valley.
While spectators are expected to line many areas of the race route, it’s the Sheffield climbs where some of the best action will be taking place and no doubt these hot-spots are likely to be really busy. Approximate race timings for the climbs are listed below (please note these are subject to change).
For those wanting the comfort of facilities and refreshments, alongside a host of family entertainment, the hub at Fox Valley will offer a great atmosphere for spectators, as well as all the excitement of the race finale. Here's a handy event map with useful information if you're planning to head there.
Fox Valley Event Itineary (please note times may be subject to change)
12:30pm Waldershelf Singers
2:00pm Grimethorpe Colliery Band performances throughout the afternoon
2:00pm Team coaches arrive at Fox Valley ...
2:40pm RAF Battle of Britain Spitfire Flypast
4:00pm Publicity Caravan arrives at Fox Valley
4:30pm TdY sprint on Manchester Road
5:05pm Winner of the pro race due in at Fox Valley
5:15pm Trophy presentation, photographs and press interviews
5:20pm Finale- Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band and Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir to play us out with "Jerusalem", song sheets will be distributed and we hope you will join us in singing along.
There will also be a food market in the Maserati Sportive area and additional entertainment from stilt walkers!
Cote de Deepcar 4.40pm - 5.05pm
Cote de Wigtwizzle 4.45pm – 5.12pm
Cote de Ewden Heights 4.49pm - 5.15pm
Cote de Midshopestones 4.55pm – 5.22pm
Fox Valley Finish 5.02pm – 5.29pm