The MP for Skipton and Ripon says industrial action is "irresponsible" after Yorkshire's showcase Grand Départ weekend.
Julian Smith was speaking on ITV Calendar's political programme Last Orders.
Last Orders is on ITV tonight at 11.35.
Almost 600 schools have been closed across the region as teachers join a public sector strike.
Teachers across the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire will be out on strike on Thursday 10th July. Click here to see if your school is closed