Category Archives: Active Calderdale

With just over six weeks to go until the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation have announced a record 40 teams will compete. Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity shared the news at Y18 – the UK’s largest tourism event – in Bradford on Wednesday and revealed… read more … about Record number of teams unveiled for 2018 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire women’s race>>

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Schools across Calderdale have been getting moving as part of a borough-wide competition for the #activecdale Schools Cup. The Schools Cup competition runs until Friday 23 March to coincide with the BBC’s Sport Relief Week. Schools have been uploading their photos and messages to twitter showing how they’re taking part in physical activity. Each school… read more … about Schools compete for #activecdale Schools Cup>>

Visitors to The Piece Hall in Halifax will soon be able to get up close to the prestigious Tour de Yorkshire trophies. Ahead of The Piece Hall hosting the start of stage four of the Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday 6 May, both the men’s and women’s race trophies will arrive in Calderdale on Tuesday… read more … about Tour de Yorkshire trophies come to Calderdale>>

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Plans for exciting, new leisure facilities in Halifax are taking another step forward, as Calderdale Council’s Cabinet discuss proposals for a new combined leisure centre and swimming pool. Currently, Halifax has two town centre sports provision sites, Halifax Swimming Pool and North Bridge Leisure Centre. Both facilities are dated and require significant ongoing maintenance to… read more … about New leisure centre moves a step closer>>

Calderdale is paving the way to creating a more active and healthy workforce, as the first West Yorkshire District to have both the council and it’s largest training provider, Calderdale College, accredited as Walk Friendly Workplaces.  The CityConnect Walk Friendly Workplace scheme, delivered by Living Streets the UK charity for everyday walking, supports workplaces to… read more … about Calderdale steps up>>

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Calderdale’s ambition to be the most active borough in the north by 2021 has received a major boost, as the borough has been awarded a share of £100 million of National Lottery funding to tackle inactivity in communities. Calderdale has been chosen by Sport England, following an intense competition involving over 120 local authorities, as… read more … about Calderdale successfully secures big Sport England funding boost: let’s get active!>>

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>>