Category Archives: Active Calderdale

The eight host locations for 2018 Tour de Yorkshire have been unveiled today. The stages for the newly expanded fourth edition will begin or end in: Barnsley (South Yorkshire) Beverley (East Yorkshire) Doncaster (South Yorkshire) Halifax (Calderdale) Ilkley (Bradford) Leeds (West Yorkshire) Richmond (North Yorkshire) Scarborough (North Yorkshire) Organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury… read more … about Start and finish locations for 2018 Tour de Yorkshire announced>>

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Yorkshire’s reputation as a world-class cycling destination has been further enhanced today by becoming the first place in the UK to be officially recognised as a UCI Bike Region. Yorkshire received the award from cycling’s world governing body the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) at a glitzy ceremony in Bergen, Norway, where the UCI Road World… read more … about Yorkshire earns prestigious cycling accolade>>

Membership at Calderdale Council’s women-only gym is at a record high, and numbers are set to grow now that the gym has had a makeover. The Better Living Gym is based at Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre in Halifax. It gives local women the chance to improve their fitness and lose weight using a variety of… read more … about Healthy living movement takes step forward>>

The car park at Hebden Bridge railway station is set to be extended to encourage more commuters to take the train. A report outlining the plans has been approved by the Investment Committee of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA).  The proposals would create 46 new spaces, at ground level, to the east of the… read more … about Station car park on track to expand>>

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Children across Calderdale have been working on campaigns to promote safer and more active travel around their schools and communities.  Over the last three months, officers from Calderdale Council have led a project with 14 schools, helping them develop their own campaigns, promoting the benefits of walking and cycling, healthy living and sustainable travel.  On… read more … about Calderdale schools compete for the SAFE Travel Cup>>

This year, 100 people have completed the first, 12-week Cycle4Health programme run by West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect project. Run by Cycling UK and CityConnect, Cycle4Health is a scheme designed to take participants from inactivity to regular cycling. Mainly aimed at increasing activity, the course is free to attend and is run from a cycling… read more … about West Yorkshire is Cycling4health>>

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A new campaign to encourage people to leave their car at home one day a week will launch in Calderdale this April. By persuading people to take at least one in five of their journeys by bike, foot, train or bus, Calderdale Council hopes the campaign will encourage people to be more physically active, improve… read more … about Leave the car at home for 1 in 5>>