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Reigning Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet is the latest star cyclist confirmed to ride the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire. Van Avermaet is one of the biggest names in the sport who has also won two Tour de France stages, the 2017 Paris-Roubaix title, and numerous other accolades alongside his Rio 2016 success. It will be… read more … about Olympic champion set to ride Tour de Yorkshire!>>

The online planning application system on Calderdale Council’s website will be unavailable for short periods of time in April and July.  To carry out essential upgrades and ensure the system meets the requirements for upcoming changes in data protection law, it’s necessary for the online planning application system to be offline on Saturday 28 and… read more … about Planning ahead for website maintenance>>

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Tour de Yorkshire organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are delighted that Mark Cavendish has confirmed he will return to racing after injury at the 2018 edition of the race. Cavendish suffered a dramatic crash at the Milan – San Remo race in Italy on Saturday 17 March, fracturing a rib and damaging his ankle after colliding… read more … about Cavendish back in action at Tour de Yorkshire!>>

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People in West Yorkshire are now using the MCard travel smartcard to make around £30 million worth of bus and train journeys each year. As many as 400,000 journeys having been made in just one week. First introduced in 2014, West Yorkshire’s MCard is now the leading smart card travel in the North and one… read more … about West Yorkshire’s MCard smartcards being used for £30 million bus & train journeys per year>>

The next steps for reducing congestion on the A629 will be discussed by Calderdale Council at the Cabinet meeting on Monday 23 April 2018. Members will consider revised plans for the Calder and Hebble project, as part of the A629 improvement programme. Preliminary designs have been adjusted to improve the highway positioning at the Jubilee… read more … about Next steps for the A629 improvement programme>>

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The new jerseys for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race have been unveiled by organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and ASO. Yorkshire Bank and Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries will make their first appearance as sponsors of the coveted blue jersey which is awarded to the daily leader and overall winner… read more … about New Tour de Yorkshire jerseys unveiled!>>

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509 Arts has been shortlisted for the RPS Music Award for Calderland, its ambitious 2017 community opera telling the story of Calderdale and its relationship to water. Calderland was a Calder valley-wide creative response to the devastating Calderdale floods of Boxing Day 2015 and the extraordinary community responses that followed. The epic music production, created… read more … about Community opera telling the story of Calderdale and the 2015 floods shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award>>

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Not one but two former Tour de Yorkshire winners have announced they will be jetting in for the fourth edition which runs between 3-6 May.  Reigning champion Serge Pauwels has confirmed he will be back to defend his title, while retired 2016 victor Thomas Voeckler will also be present in an ambassadorial role.   Pauwels… read more … about Two Tour de Yorkshire champions back for the fourth edition!>>

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