Everything you need to know about the Bishy Road Tour de Yorkshire street party

Dave Wilson, Johnny Hayes and Chris Reed prepare for another knees-up on Bishy Road
1 May 2015 @ 2.47 pm
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Bishopthorpe Road, York

Sat May 2 @ 11am-9pm


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With bands, burgers and bunting, Bishopthorpe Road is ready for another spectacular street party on Saturday (May 2)

The street was one of the focal points of last year’s Tour de France celebrations and it looks set to play the same role for the first Tour de Yorkshire cycle race.

As well as being on the circuit for stage two of the race, Bishy Road is also home to a mini-festival on the day.

Organised by the Bishy Road Traders Association, the E by Eck party will be a game of two halves.

During the day you can enjoy music, stalls, buskers and street food at the car park and the green opposite the Swan pub.

After the Tour de Yorkshire racers have passed along the road for the second and last time at about 4.30pm, the street party will move onto Bishopthorpe Road itself and continue in to the evening.

Chair of the Bishy Road Street Traders Association Johnny Hayes said:

We are also a very close and proud community, and thousands of local people will be on the streets to cheer the cyclists on.

There will be something for everyone and everyone is very welcome on Bishy Road to watch the race and party.

The bands

Talented trio… The Filthy Piece. Photograph: Izzy Lee
Talented trio… The Filthy Piece. Photograph: Izzy Lee

With every style of music, from jazz to modern classics, emerging young bands and ukulele players, there will be something for everyone at the Bishy Road bash.

Here’s who is playing when…

Bishy Road Car Park stage

Gypsy Jazz Collective 10.45am
Ron Burnett’s Mardi Gras Jazz Band 12.15pm
Beatlesque 1.25pm
Karno’s Cirus 2.45pm
Lions for a Day 4.05pm
Boxcar Riders 5.20pm
Continental Drift 6.35pm
The Filthy Piece 7.50pm

The Ebor Street stage

Conor 11.15am
Ruby & 5 Piece Band Noon
Maggie & Songbox 1pm
African Drums 1.45pm
Smith & Wallace 2.30pm
Ukelele Orch 3.15pm
Esther & Andrew 4pm
Mall Rats 4.45pm
Stan M 5.30pm
Chechelele 6.15pm
Randell Monroe 7pm
Jon DJ 7.45pm

The Swan Inn Stage on the Green

Kenny’s Trombone 11am
Maggie Noon
5 Piece Band 12.45pm
Ruby 1.30pm
Esther Andrew 2.15pm
Conor 3pm
Ukelele Orch 4.30pm
Smith & Wallace 5.15pm
Randell Monroe 6pm
Mall Rats 6.45pm
Stan M

Special brew

Three new “Bishy Brews” will be available during the E By Eck street party.

York-based Little Brew has used the finest Yorkshire ingredients for the ales.

There will be Honey & Lavender – a light, refreshing blonde made with honey and lavender from the heart of Yorkshire; Yorkshire Brew, an IPA using only the finest Yorkshire tea and Rhubarb Crumble, a stronger saison beer with real rhubarb and brown sugar.

Brewmaster Stu Small thinks that the beers will give people a true taste of Yorkshire:

Our county is rich with incredible ingredients and you don’t have to go far to find them. I wanted to celebrate all the amazing tastes that we sometimes take for granted in Yorkshire and turn them into great beer.

Bishy Brew will be available from 11am-4.30pm on May 2 on Bishopthorpe Road.