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|
2.6 million spectators watched the four days of the race. Many of these spectators attended more than one day of the race.
79% of spectators were Yorkshire residents; 21% from elsewhere in the UK and abroad.
Total spending by all spectators amounted to £97,973,806. See the breakdown below:
Overall spend is UP 54% on 2017.
Non-accommodation spend (food & drink, transport etc) is up 58% on 2017 and up 72% on 2016.
Accommodation spend is up 49% on 2017 and up 58% on 2016.
Impact of other attendees
This is the spending of the athletes, journalists and officials who were directly involved in the race
The total impact that the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire event generated is £98,357,476.
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.