Tour de Yorkshire Spectacle in Masham!

The third outing of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race takes place from Friday 28th – Sunday 30th April and the cyclists for both the Men’s and Women’s races will “fly” right through the middle of Masham on Saturday 29th – Stage 2 of the race. Check out the route here and you’ll see the riders will come right through the heart of Masham.
tdy routeSo why not hang out here in Masham and enjoy a day of great excitement plus great food, great beer, shops to browse, activities and a really great Masham atmosphere!

The Women’s race is expected in Masham at around 11:00am and the Men’s at around 4:00pm. So, it’s a full day of excitement with coverage from ITV/ITV4 and Eurosport. The ever-popular promotional caravan is due around an hour before the riders, distributing their usual promos and freebies.

Plans for the day are taking shape and will include…

– Large viewing screen in the Market Square (donated by Harrogate Borough Council)
– Masham Market Festival in market Square with stalls and activities
– Spectacularly huge floor mural in the Market Square, painted by Masham Primary School
– Steam engines and live music
– Refreshments in the Church and the Chapel
– Live music at the Bruce Arms (during the day) and Town Hall (in the evening)
– Cricket (Masham II v Harrogate) on the Rec
– Six-a-side football on the MUGA (tbc)

It will be another great day to remember – watch this space for more details as plans are firmed up!


Nick Reed is co-ordinating Masham’s events on behalf of Masham Parish Council and can be contacted on:

01765 689 702 or email:

For further information, please call Mashamshire Community Office on 01765 680 200. Email: