Plan your visit

 

Road closures

Race Timings

What to bring

Minimise your impact

 


Road Closures

The race route will be closed from midnight Saturday, 5 July until late evening on Sunday, 6 July.  Mortimer Road, Gilbert Hill and Windle Edge will also be closed as a result. (Table 1)

A one way traffic management will be in place (Table 2).  On street and road side parking with be prohibited prior to and during the event. Yet with almost 30, 000 car parking spaces within 25mins walk of the route there is sufficient alternatives  available.


Table 1

Road

Time

Type

A628

00:01 - 20:00*

Closed

A616

00:01 - 20:00*

Closed

Goddard Lane

07:30 - 18:30*

No access to A628

Fulshaw Lane

07:30 - 18:30*

No access to A616

Mortimer Road

07:30 - 18:30*

No access to A616


 Table 2

Road

Operating Hours

Manchester Road

07:00 - 20:00*

A628 (between Manchester Road and Whams Road)

07:00 - 20:00*

Whams Road

07:00 - 20:00*

 

*Roads will re-open as and when it is safe to do so, this may be earlier or later than the time specified above.

For road closure information relating to neighbouring borough please consult the Welcome to Yorkshire Travel Tool

 

 

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Race Timings 

The estimated  timings of when the tour caravan and race riders are expected through the Barnsley stretch are as follows:

13.39  - Sponsors’ caravan

15.13 -  Race riders expected if travelling at 41km/h

15.25  Race riders expected if they are travelling a little slower at 39km/h

15.39 if the average speed is 37km/h

 

A full break of timings for stage 1 and stage 2 can be viewed at the on the Welcome to Yorkshire.  Please visit the Visit Cambridge website for information on Stage 3

 

 

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What to bring

If you are planning to view the race from one of the many spectacular remote locations or the King of the mountains peaks accessible from Barnsley’s facilities please keep the following in mind:

  • Make sure you wear suitable footwear with a treaded sole and ankle support that you can walk in.
  • Keep your clothing colourful so you can be easily spotted – giving you the perfect opportunity to show your team spirit in your team’s colours
  • Remember the three W’s -  warmth, windproof and waterproof.
  • A radio to enjoy the associated coverage. 

Those venturing to more rural locations should also consider: 

  • Carrying extra clothing, including hat and gloves because even in summer it gets cold in our “hills” and the higher you climb the colder it gets.
  • Taking sufficient food and drink for everyone, including high energy food such as chocolate and dried fruit for a quick energy hit
  • Carrying extra water – even in cool weather it's easy to become dehydrated.
  • Taking a  map and compass, as mobile phone and GPS signals can’t always be relied on in remote areas.
  • Taking a whistle and blow loudly if you need help. And a torch is always handy for night time and early morning wanders.
  • Climbers and mountain bikers should wear a helmet.
  • Charging your phone battery and/or taking a spare / emergency battery pack
  • Checking the weather forecast and local conditions.
  • Leaving your route plan with someone, including start and finish points.
  • Being prepared to turn back if the weather deteriorates
  • Travelling together in groups



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Minimise your impact 

Environmental impact

Areas within the Barnsley Section of Stage 2 are subject to conservation orders and will also have wildlife breeding at this time whilst you are traversing the area.

Fire risks 

July is traditionally a dry month with this in mind please do not bring barbeques, avoid smoking in high risk areas.

When using public footpaths, use gates, stiles or gaps in boundaries, avoid climbing over walls and hedges -  walk around instead.

Keep away from machinery and animals.

Dogs

Animals are always welcome in the countryside but think carefully before bringing a dog.

There have been crashes in the past when loose dogs have gotten onto the road during the race. No-one would want this fantastic spectacle to be disrupted, nor would you want your dog, a rider, or members of the crowd injured.

Dogs are not always comfortable in large crowds or noisy situations so the best place for your dog might be in the security of your home.

If you do decide to bring your dog, bear in mind how long you will be at your chosen spot and how you will look after your pet’s food and drink needs. In the heat of summer it’s not advisable to leave them in the car.

Keep dogs on a short lead to protect not only them, but also any nearby wildlife. Check for details of places where dogs are not allowed

 

Helpful Tip

Remember you can also use our interactive Tour de France map to find the locations of Barnsley based, attractions, campsites, car parks and cycle networks nearest to the route. Packed full of information to help you make the most of your visit, our special Tour de France brochure is your perfect companion for your trip to the borough.