Serving the people of Helmsley and Carlton

Information from North Yorkshire County Council July 2022

On Wednesday, September 7, North Yorkshire will host stage four of the Tour of Britain 2022 cycle race.

The stage will start in Redcar, travel south along the coast to Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay, then turn inland towards Great Ayton and Stokesley before heading south to the stage finish at Duncombe Park in Helmsley. The race will be broadcast live on ITV4 with highlights coverage available around the world. Full details of the race can be found here

Your community or business is either on or close to the race route, so we want to make sure you have information about the race and about how communities and businesses can get the most from the event.

We also want to know if you plan decorations or activities to celebrate the event – we're always keen to share your stories.

As with previous cycle races, the vast majority of road closure will be managed using rolling closures, where the roads will closed for between 30 and 45 minutes to allow the race to pass safely. Additionally, parking restrictions will be in place across the race route to ensure the safety of the riders, support vehicles, spectators and other road users.

The race will start at about 11.30am in Redcar and will finish at about 3.30pm in Helmsley. A summary of race timings can be found on the following page alongside predicted road closure timings. Further information is available at, www.northyorks.gov.uk/tour-britain

We are working closely with colleagues from district councils and the emergency services to ensure that any situations that arise on the race day can be dealt with. We are working with the race organisers to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.

Hosting a major, international professional cycle race, once again provides the opportunity to show off our fantastic countryside, coast and communities to the world. You can show your support for the race in several ways:

  • Decorate your town, village or business. The colours of the race are red white and blue – so dig out your decorations and show your support for the race.
  • Move your vehicles – please do not park on the race route. A detailed map of the route can be found here: www.northyorks.gov.uk/tour-britain
  • Spread the word – tell your family, friends and colleagues that the race is coming. The more people who know about the race the better.
  • Let us know! If you are planning something special let us know. We are always keen to share stories about the race in North Yorkshire. Contact media@northyorks.gov.uk
  • Get out and watch the race – if you can, go out and support the race. North Yorkshire is famous for its excellent roadside support, so let's show that once again!
  • ·Get creative to get on TV – a national land art competition has been launched to celebrate the race. Could you or your community create a winning entry? Details can be found here.

The race times are as follows:

Column A

Column C

Column D

Location

Race ETA Public / schools^

Estimated Road Closure Widow*

Staithes

1220-1230

1200-1245

Hinderwell

1220-1230

1200-1245

Sandsend

1235-1245

1210-1300

Whitby

1240-1250

1220-1315

Robin Hoods Bay

1250-1305

1230-1330

Robin Hoods Bay KoM

1255-1310

1230-1330

Ruswarp

1310-1325

1245-1345

Sleights

1310-1330

1250-1350

Grosmont

1315-1340

1255-1355

Egton

1320-1345

1300-1400

Danby

1340-1405

1320-1420

Castleton

1340-1405

1320-1420

Commondale

1350-1415

1330-1430

Kildale

1355-1425

1340-1440

Easby

1400-1430

1345-1445

Great Ayton

1405-1435

1345-1450

Stokesley

1415-1445

1350-1500

Carlton in Cleveland

1420-1455

1400-1515

Carlton Bank KoM

1425-1500

1100-1700**

Chop Gate

1445-1525

1420-1540

Helmsley Town Centre

1455-1540

1430-1600***

Finish Line

1455-1540

0500-2000***

^ this is the window in which we expect the riders in the race to arrive at a specific point. It is an estimate based on predicted average speeds and can vary based on weather conditions etc

*This is the window in which we estimate that the rolling road closure will take place. The actual closure will likely be 30-45 minutes within the advised road closure timings. Road closures are managed by Police motorbikes alongside event marshals. Road closure times may vary depending on the speed of the race.

** Fixed Road Closure for spectator Safety

*** Castlegate Closed 1300-1800 & Duncombe Park main drive closed 0500-2000. Access to Estate for designated vehicles only. Spectator & visitor access to Duncombe Park will be signed via Nelson Gate.

Further Information

Information on the race is available at www.northyorks.gov.uk/tour-britain . If you have any specific queries please email HighwayAssetManagement@northyorks.gov.uk or call 01609 780780

James Gilroy

Last updated: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 18:01