Tour de Yorkshire 2020 returns, but how can you stay active and get involved if you’re not a professional cyclist?


Yes, you’re right, it’s that time of the year again!

Tour de Yorkshire comes back to Leeds in 2020 for the sixth edition, with more complicated and tougher routes which involve more climbing than ever before. Top secret: it is claimed that both men and women’s races will be the toughest in the history of the race!

The men’s race will take place between 30 April – 3 May, whereas the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race will run (…but actually cycle) between 1-2 May.

However, you don’t have to be a professional cyclist to keep yourself active on the wheels and get involved in Tour de Yorkshire. On Sunday 3 May, Tour de Yorkshire Ride brings 5,000 amateur cyclists who will ride their bikes around some of the most breath-taking sceneries around the county.

Both the start and the finish location for the event is no other than Leeds! Cyclists will have the chance to ride parts of the race route ahead of the pro riders and even go through the same finish line on the Headrow. So definitely a chance for you to stay physically active, have fun, and be part of a Yorkshire tradition!

To find out more and to enter for Tour de Yorkshire Ride, visit

Another option to stay active if you’re not that much into riding a bike is to become a Tour Maker for Tour de Yorkshire. As a Tour Maker, you’ll provide a warm welcome to many people who come to Yorkshire to watch the action in real time and you’ll also be a point of contact for people wanting more information and ensure the event goes as smoothly and safely as possible.

Registrations to become a Tour Maker are now open and you can apply here:

Tour de Yorkshire had its first edition in 2015 as a legacy of the 2014 Grand Depart. Last year’s edition was watched by a record of 28 million TV viewers in 190 countries and generated £60 million for the Yorkshire economy. No pressure for you, 2020 race!

No matter if you’re a professional rider, an amateur one, or a Tour Maker, the main thing is to keep yourself active on and off the wheels!

To find out more about Tour de Yorkshire, visit

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