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Tour de Yorkshire 2018

The Tour de Yorkshire passes through the east of the Wakefield District on Friday 4 May 2018. 

There will be two races on the day, the women’s race in the morning and the men’s race in the afternoon.

The majority of the race will run with  rolling road closures which will be put in place 20 minutes before the race is due in an area. Travel disruption may last for up to 40 minutes in busy areas until queuing traffic clears.

On the request of Welcome to Yorkshire, Highways England (responsible for the motorway network) has approved the closure of the exit slip roads of the M62 at Junction 32 from 9am to 11am and from 3pm to 5pm, as the women’s and men’s races pass through Pontefract and Castleford. Diversions will be in place.

The table below shows you the timings the race is expected in Pontefract (depending on how fast the competitors cycle) with details below that of the roads which will be affected.

This will help you plan your journey to Pontefract.

 

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Women’s Race Arrival Time Based on Speed of Race

Men’s Race Arrival Time Based on Speed of Race

Location

39 km/h

37 km/h

35 km/h

Caravan

45 km/h

43 km/h

41 km/h

SOUTH ELMSALL (B6422-B6474-A638)

10:15

10:19

10:23

 

15:59

16:03

16:08

ACKWORTH MOOR TOP (A638-A628)

10:27

10:31

10:36

 

16:09

16:13

16:18

HIGH ACKWORTH

10:30

10:35

10:40

 

16:12

16:16

16:21

PONTEFRACT (A628-A639-A645-LR)

10:34

10:39

10:44

 

16:15

16:20

16:26

CASTLEFORD (LR-A656) (entry)

10:43

10:48

10:54

15.13*

16:23

16:28

16:34

CASTLEFORD

10:48

10:54

11:00

 

16:28

16:33

16:39

Roads which are part of the race route and will be directly affected by the rolling road closures. Smaller roads along the route will also be temporarily closed to allow the race to pass through.

Road Name

Affected Length

Doncaster Road, South Elmsall

Barnsley Road to the District Boundary

Barnsley Road, South Elmsall

At the junction with High Street 

High Street, South Elmsall

Mill Lane to Barnsley Road

Mill Lane, South Elmsall 

Full length

Minsthorpe Lane, South Elmsall

Mill Lane to Hemsworth to A1 Link Road (A6201)

Hemsworth to A1 Link Road (A6201)

At the junction with Doncaster Road (A6021), Minsthorpe Lane, South Elmsall and Back Lane, North Elmsall

Back Lane, North Elmsall

Full length

Doncaster Road (A638), Upton

From the junction of New Lane / Back Lane to junction of Doncaster Road, Badsworth

Doncaster Road (A638), Badsworth

Full length

Doncaster Road (A638), Ackworth

Full length

Barnsley Road (A628), Ackworth

At the junction of Wakefield Road, Ackworth and Doncaster Road, Ackworth

Barnsley Road (A628), Ackworth

Full length

Pontefract Road (A628), Ackworth 

Full length

Ackworth Road (A628), Pontefract

Full length

Mill Hill Road (A639)

Full length

Wakefield Road (A645), Pontefract

At the junction with Mill Hill Road, Jubilee Way and Southgate

Jubilee Way

At the junction with Mill Hill Road, Wakefield Road and Southgate

Southgate (A645)

Full length

South Baileygate (A645)

From Southgate to Tanners Row

Tanners Row

Full length

North Baileygate

Tanners Row to Mill Dam Lane

Mill Dam Lane

Full length

Ferrybridge Road, Pontefract

Mill Dam Lane to Monkhill Lane

Monkhill Lane

Full length

Spittal Hardwick Lane, Castleford & Pontefract

Full length

Holywell Lane

Spittal Hardwick Road to Fryton Road

Fryston Road

Holywell Lane to Redhill Drive

Redhill Drive

Full length

Queens Park Drive

Redhill Drive to Ferrybridge Road

Ferrybridge Road, Castleford 

Full length

Bridge Street, Castleford

Full length

Lock Lane, Castleford

Full length