On yer bike!
There’s only one cycle race we care about this year. Move over France, we’re off to Yorkshire. And we've got an exclusive 30% off train tickets if you pop in to say hi.
The Tour de Yorkshire, now in its fourth year, is bigger and better than ever. It takes place across four days from 3 to 6 May. The riders will pass through stunning countryside, whizz around idyllic towns and villages, and climb epic mountains before finishing in one of Yorkshire’s buzzing cities.
In addition to all that, this year the Women’s race will be doubling in size, and will now take place across two action-packed days.
Not sure where to watch the race from? Our route really is the gateway to Yorkshire and this exciting race, so hop onboard and we’ll get you there.
And if you want to come along and cheer on the cyclists, join us at a number of the start and finish locations. Come along and say hi to us under our Virgin Trains gazebo, and we’ll hook you up with an exclusive 30% off discount code (Ts and Cs apply) and maybe some freebies. (Who doesn’t love freebies?)
You can find us at the following locations:
Doncaster Finish - Location: Doncaster, Bennetthorpe, DN2 6AJ from 11am – around 6.30pm.
Ilkley Finish - Location: Cow and Calf, Ilkley LS29 8BT from 11.30am – around 6pm.
Leeds Finish - Location: The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA from midday - around 5pm.
So book your train tickets today to see the race.
But what's it like to actually take part? Our very own Paul Smith, Commercial Manager at Virgin Trains East Coast, took part in the 2017 Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Sportive. Here's what he had to say.
Plus, want to be in with a chance to win a signed King or Queen of the Mountain jersey? As official partners, we can make that happen. Simply re-tweet our daily King or Queen announcement for a chance to win (Ts and Cs apply). Head over to our Twitter feed for more details.
All images credited SWPIX