Richmondshire District Council

The race was held between 2nd and 5th May 2019 over a total of 885.5km.

The towns which hosted the starts and finishes were: 

          Date Men/Ladies The Stage of….  From   To Distance
Thursday 2nd May   Men Heritage Doncaster Selby 182.5km
Friday 3rd May   Men World  Barnsley Bedale 132km 
Friday 3rd May  Ladies World Barnsley Bedale  132km 
Saturday 4th May  Men Yorkshire Coast Bridlington Scarborough  132km 
Saturday 4th May  Ladies Yorkshire Coast Bridlington  Scarborough 132km
Sunday 5th May  Men Yorkshire Classic Halifax Leeds 175km


Race spectators

1.96 million spectators watched the four days of the race. Many of these spectators attended more than one day of the race.
80 percent of spectators were Yorkshire residents; 20% from elsewhere in the UK and abroad.

Spectator spend

Total spending by all spectators amounted to £59,449,176. See the breakdown below:

Accommodation spend? 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Yes £20,303,754 £25,951,797 £27,625,971 £41,161,549 £17,454,706
No £29,407,682 £33,053,034 £35,890,406 £56,812,257 £41,994,470
Total £49,711,436 £59,004,831 £63,516,377 £97,973,806 £59,449,176

Overall spend is down 39 percent on 2018. 

Non-accommodation spend (food and drink, transport etc) is down 26 percent on 2018 and up 17 percent on 2017.

Accommodation spend is down 58 percent on 2018. 

Impact of other attendees

The spending of the athletes, journalists and officials who were directly involved in the race is £402,853.

Total impact

The total impact that the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire event generated is £59,852,029.

Spectator survey

The survey was conducted by independent research agency GRASP, involving over 3,466 respondents using two methods; in person at each stage of the race and online. Report by Leeds Beckett University.

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