Helping bring world-class cycling to Yorkshire
The annual event, attracting the world's best riders, is held on roads across Yorkshire and we're delighted to be an official partner and sponsor of the coveted sprinter jersey.
The green sprinter jersey is worn by the rider who totals up the most sprint points at every stage of the Tour so be sure to look out for the green jersey speeding past. This, coupled with our support for the ground-breaking Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries, helps demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to cycling across the county.
We are proud to be supporting Tour de Yorkshire again in 2017. The event is being held on Friday 28th April through to Sunday 30th April. The Tour takes place in 3 stages totalling almost 500km of cycling while showcasing the county of Yorkshire.
The cycling fever is upon us and we're all excited for this year's tour. Check out this taster video showing the three different stages that the world's best cyclists will be racing along the Yorkshire road.
For more details of the Tour, the routes and how to join in the weekend, visit letour.yorkshire.com
Building on the success of 2015, the Tour de Yorkshire 2016 saw over 2 million spectators line the route over the three day event. Yorkshire Bank was an official partner of the Tour and spnsored the men's race sprinter jersey which was won by Dylan Groenewegen. The Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries also sponsored stage three of the Tour and Helen Page, Propositions & Marketing Director at Yorkshire Bank, presented Thomas Voeckler with the winner's jersey in Scarborough
If you were one of the millions of supporters lining the streets for Tour de Yorkshire 2016, relive the moments and see if you can spot yourself in our highlights.
|1||VOECKLER Thomas||Direct Energie||13:05:16|
|2||ROCHE Nicolas||Team Sky||0:06|
|3||TURGIS Anthony||Cofidis, Solutions Credits||0:16|
|4||YATES Adam||Orica GreenEDGE||0:17|
Adam Yates was also awarded the prize for top British Cyclist.
Helen Page, Propositions & Marketing Director at Yorkshire Bank said; “We’re proud to support cycling in Yorkshire at all levels, from children borrowing library bikes to welcoming professional riders to the county. I hope this exciting race will inspire more riders of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of cycling.”
Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “Yorkshire Bank is a perfect fit for our race and we’re delighted to have them on board.”
Over 6000 amateur cyclists experienced the unique thrill of the Tour de Yorkshire sportive, paving the way for the pros. Pedalling the path of the Tour de Yorkshire elite on many of the same roads, riders took part in this mass participation event over three distances. Team YB, made of Yorkshire Bank staff and competition winners from across the country, joined the throng taking part in one of the British calendar's most challenging and popular sportives.
Families enjoyed a range of activities at the start and finish lines each day, with information on hand about our popular Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries scheme.