Not a Fan of Cycling?!

Written by: Elmtree Press

Are you one of those people who are not a fan of the Tour de Yorkshire that's taking place between the 3 – 6  May?  The length of the race has increased from 3 to 4 days and with a series of races from professionals to general public, road closures are going to be lengthy where the stages are taking place. The good news is that there are large swathes of Yorkshire not affected each day!

Top of the list is York as this year the city is not involved in the action.  For history lovers of all ages York is a great place to visit.  Enjoy a sweet treat whilst learning about the part chocolate played in the city’s affluence at York’s Chocolate Story, the significance York played in the development of our railways at the National Railway Museum or delve back deeper into York’s past at Jorvik and Barley Hall over the Bank Holiday weekend are a few suggestions of what to do in York.  The newly refurbished Mansion House, the official residence of York’s Mayor,  is another interesting place to visit right in the heart of the city or for families who want a bit of fun relaxing why not have a game at York’s Golf Range on or take a walking tour to learn about the city with White Rose Tours or for those that prefer a more relaxed but informative way to learn about the city a ride on an open top bus with City Sightseeing.  For older children especially teenagers York Dungeon is a great way to learn about York’s gruesome past or an evening tour with the Original Ghost Walk of York.

For those that want to escape the city, the tranquil surroundings of Burnby Hall and Gardens at Pocklington is only a short distance away from York.  Famous for its giant waterlilies with any luck these should be blossoming by the beginning of May with the promise of warmer weather on its way.

I however you're still not tempted away from the cycling please look at our blog on the Tour De Yorkshire for more information on the dates and stage locations.