WELCOME to Yorkshire and ASO have confirmed the largest-ever publicity caravan and ambassadors tour will be passing through Barnsley on Friday May 4.

With millions of spectators getting ready to line the route for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire, a spectacular parade of specially decorated vehicles will hand out freebies and keepsakes at numerous locations along the route.

This year’s caravan will be a record 30 vehicles long (up from 18 in 2017) and cycling fans will also be able to meet some of the legends of the sport - our Tour de Yorkshire ambassadors - as they travel behind the cavalcade, greeting fans and posing for photographs.

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity said: “The publicity caravan is always a fun and light-hearted way to get roadside spectators excited before the riders pass, and this year’s procession is by far the largest we have ever assembled. It’ll be a superb spectacle not to be missed."

The stop off locations for Barnsley are: Barnsley (12:00), Penistone (12:21) and Elsecar (13:25). The ambassadors meanwhile, will greet fans in Barnsley and Blacker Hill.