Richmondshire District Council

The race was held between 3rd and 6th May 2018 over a total of 958km. The towns which hosted the starts and finishes were: 

Date  Men/Ladies The Stage of….  From... …To  Distance 
 Thursday 3rd May   Men  Arts and culture Beverley Doncaster 182km
 Thursday 3rd May   Ladies  Arts and culture Beverley Doncaster 132.5km 
 Friday 4th May  Men  Yorkshire Heritage Barnsley Ilkley  149km 
Friday 4th May  Ladies  Yorkshire Heritage Barnsley Ilkley  124km 
Saturday 5th May  Men  Yorkshire Market Towns Richmond  Scarborough 181km
Sunday 6th May Men The Yorkshire Terrier Halifax Leeds 189.5km


Race spectators

2.6 million spectators watched the four days of the race. Many of these spectators attended more than one day of the race.
79 percent of spectators were Yorkshire residents; 21% from elsewhere in the UK and abroad.

Spectator spend

Total spending by all spectators amounted to £97,973,806.  See the breakdown below:

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

Overall spend is UP 54 percent on 2017. 

Non-accommodation spend (food and drink, transport etc) is up 58 percent on 2017 and up 72 percent on 2016.

Accommodation spend is up 49 percent on 2017 and up 58 percent on 2016.

Impact of other attendees

This is the spending of the athletes, journalists and officials who were directly involved in the race

Total impact

The total impact that the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire event generated is £98,357,476.

Spectator survey

The survey was conducted by independent research agency GRASP, involving over 3,000 respondents using two methods; in person at each stage of the race and online. Report by Leeds Beckett University.

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