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Leeds Bradford Airport named as official airport of Tour de Yorkshire

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Posted 8th April 2019

Leeds Bradford Airport has been unveiled as the Official Airport of the 2019 and 2020 Tour de Yorkshire.

With millions of fans once again expected to line the route of this year’s race, Leeds Bradford Airport offers an ideal gateway to the county.

The fourth and final stage of this year’s race – Halifax to Leeds on Sunday 5 May – will see riders pass close to the airport as they make their way into Leeds for an exciting finish along The Headrow.

Leeds Bradford Airport have recently begun work on the extension to the main airport terminal building to provide an improved arrival experience, including significantly larger immigration and baggage reclaim areas, improved departure gate facilities and additional retail, food and beverage outlets.

Welcome to Yorkshire Commercial Director Peter Dodd said: “We’re delighted that Leeds Bradford Airport have come on board as a Tour de Yorkshire sponsor for both this year and next year’s race.”

“It is an exciting time for the airport with the new terminal extension looking to improve the passenger experience for visitors to the county. The improvements to the airport will hopefully encourage more international cycling fans to come to Yorkshire to experience our race and sample our stunning roads.”

Leeds Bradford Airport Chief Executive David Laws said: “We are incredibly proud of our Yorkshire roots and are delighted to now be part of such an exciting legacy.

“The Tour de Yorkshire is the showcase event of our region, bringing together our customers and communities in what is a fantastic celebration against the backdrop of our unbeatable county.

“As Yorkshire’s Airport and our region’s international gateway, we look forward to continuing our relationship with both Welcome to Yorkshire and our work as sponsor of the Tour, to continue the great work of showcasing our region to the World.”

Full details on the route can be found at http://letouryorkshire.com

There are plenty of ways you can get involved with this year’s Tour de Yorkshire. The Land Art and Best Dressed Competitions have both been launched and full details on how to enter those can be found at http://letouryorkshire.com/landart  and https://letouryorkshire.com/bestdressed respectively.


Feeling fit? Then why not tackle parts of the 2019 route for yourself by taking part in the Tour de Yorkshire Ride sportive. The three routes on offer are suitable for all abilities and culminate on the same finish line as the pros. Find out more at https://letouryorkshire.com/tour-de-yorkshire-ride


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