TOUR DE YORKSHIRE This dramatic annual cycling event was inaugurated in 2015 and Doncaster first featured in the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire. The town centre also played host to the final stage of day 1 in the 2018 race. Having already been confirmed to host a stage in 2019; the town’s involvement with this thrilling yearly event attracts thousands of spectators to the town centre and provides a sizeable boost to the local economy as crowds flock to watch. A further occasion to add to Doncaster’s cycling calendar is the UCI Road World Championship which is coming to Yorkshire for the very first time in 2019. The world’s best cyclists will be attending the pinnacle event in the international road cycling calendar and will further add to Doncaster’s legacy in high class competitive cycling. ST LEGER In September you’re spoilt for choice for things to do in Doncaster. There’s the St Leger Festival at the world renowned Doncaster Racecourse. Four days of top class racing with the race meet climaxing on Saturday with the running of the world’s oldest classic, the St Leger. Aside from the racing activity, the town comes alive with after-race entertainment. The St Leger Festival has now expanded from a week long celebration to a month of festivities. There’s the Fringe Festival and a musical feast that continues throughout September. With a broad spectrum of musical acts, there is something for everyone and no excuse to not get involved. DN FESTIVAL The exciting and innovative DN Festival features two annual events that incorporate performances and activities for the audience to both watch and participant in. Both events follow themes that are adhered to throughout the performance days. Everything from music and dance to solo performances and ensemble pieces take place. The cultural extravaganza brings excitement to the town centre and attracts large audiences. The enthralling winter week of events will all centre around light, culminating in a spectacular laser and light show over and around Doncaster Minster. DONCASTER - FIRST FOR INVESTMENT - 31