Yorkshire Housing Skipton Cycle Races

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The Skipton Cycle Races are back for a fourth year in 2018, on Wednesday 11th July, as the Yorkshire Housing Skipton Cycle Races. The elite race is part of the HSBC UK National Circuit Series.

Whether you're riding, watching children or grand-children in the fun races or youth races, or spectating, it will be an exciting evening out in Skipton!

Timetable (provisional, tbc)

6-6.30pm Under 12 fun races
6.45-7.30pm U14 and U16 Youth races
8-9.15pm HSBC National Circuit Series elite men's race
9.30pm Prize giving

Race entry

Entry to the Elite and Youth races will be on the British Cycling website in due course. Entry to the U12 races will be on this website later.

The circuit

A fast, thrilling, anti-clockwise 1km lap starting and finishing on Skipton's broad High St., as visited by Le Grand Départ and the Tour de Yorkshire.

Skipton Cycle Races route
Skipton Cycle Races elevation

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An anti-clockwise 1km circuit with less than 10m of climb per lap.

The race starts at the top of the High Street in front of Skipton Town Hall. It swings left at the large roundabout and down towards the canal bridge.
Left onto Water Street for a level run to Coach St., then over the hump-back bridge and the 'wrong way' down Coach St (normally a one-way street).
Left again onto Swadford Street and the lowest part of the course before two more lefts and the gentle climb up High St. to complete the lap.

Elite start 2017


Declared best place to live in Britain in 2014, and in the top 50 again in 2015, Skipton's historic buildings and castle make a wonderful setting for the races. A spectator-friendly course with broad pavements and many possible viewing points.


Come and watch

There's ample parking in Skipton (see note below), and a good train service to Skipton station.

Skipton accomodated thousands of spectators for Le Grand Départ, and previous Skipton Cycle Races, and offers a warm welcome to visitors.

Entertainment will be provided on the night, as in previous years, more details soon!

Coach Street

Parking and road closures

Information will be available here and on the Craven DC website nearer the time of the event.

Contact us

Sponsors and organisers

Yorkshire Housing
Craven District Council
Velo29 Events
Howdens logo
British Cycling
Skipton Business Improvement District


Other local cycling events

Some useful web links


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This website

This website was developed by Craven District Council as part of the legacy of Le Grand Départ.



Results and report

Elite race results and report on the British Cycling website.


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2016 results

Elite, Category 1, and Category 2 results on British Cycling's website

Youth results on velouk.net

Some 2016 photos


2015 results and photos on velouk.net