Tour de Yorkshire entertainment programme

Friday, 21 April 2017

Scarborough Borough Council’s project team for the Tour de Yorkshire is delighted to confirm the full details of the action packed programme of entertainment and events, which will help Scarborough celebrate the finish of Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 in style on Friday 28 April.

In addition to big screens on Foreshore Road and Royal Albert Drive, which will be showing live televised footage of the race, Scarborough Borough Council has worked with Create Arts Development Ltd to showcase the best of local and regional musical and creative talent. It’s also partnered with local cycling organisations to put on events that will highlight Scarborough’s passion for cycling by local people of all ages and abilities.

Entertainment and events will take place in South Bay, North Bay and the town centre throughout the afternoon in the run up to what has become the now legendary race stage finish on Royal Albert Drive in North Bay at approximately 4.47pm.

The full programme is as follows:

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Yorkshire Bank Bike Library children’s race (North Bay)

1.00pm – 1.30pm

‘The Lift’ - surreal theatrical experience (North Bay)

1.00pm – 1.45pm

Bicycle Ballet (North Bay)

1.00pm – 5.00pm

View The Gigantic Jersey artwork (hillside overlooking North Bay)

1.00pm – 5.00pm

Scarborough School of Arts music stage (Foreshore Road, South Bay)

1.30pm – 2.00pm

Friarage School Choir (Town Hall, St Nicholas Street)

2.00pm – 2.45pm

Jelly Roll Jazz Band (Town Hall, St Nicholas Street)

2.30pm – 3.00pm

‘The Lift’ - surreal theatrical experience (North Bay)

2.30pm – 3.30pm

‘The Final Mile’ - parade by Scarborough and Ryedale Community Cycling including riders on specially adapted bikes

3.00pm – 3.45pm

Bicycle Ballet (North Bay)

4.00pm – 4.30pm

‘The Lift’ - surreal theatrical experience (North Bay)

4.00pm – 4.45pm

Jelly Roll Jazz Band (North Bay)


Go Ride children’s event (North Bay, from Hairy Bob’s Skatepark)

The programme includes the installation of the community artwork project, The Gigantic Jersey, on the hillside above the finish line, which will be entered into the official Tour de Yorkshire land art competition. At 17 metres wide, the project, which is being managed by Animated Objects Theatre Company, will literally be a massive expression of Scarborough’s support for the race.

More information about Tour de Yorkshire is available from and the full Scarborough programme leaflet can be downloaded here

The Bicycle Ballet Company