Category Archives: Cycling

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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Notices on how this weekend’s heat of the World Triathlon series in Leeds is likely to affect the city’s bus services have been posted at over 900 local stops. On Sunday (11 June), many city centre roads will be closed from 5am to 10pm to form the race route, with bus services diverting all day…. read more … about Travel advice for Leeds over World Triathlon weekend>>

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 West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) ran its first ‘Bike Bus’ from Illingworth fire station to Whitehill Community Academy on 24 May, in partnership Calderdale Council. The launch of the new ‘Bike Bus’ comes following the huge success of the Bike Libraries scheme which launched on 18 April 2017. The cycling bus will see… read more … about First ‘Bike Bus’ to run from Illingworth fire station>>

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A new strategy to improve the safety of Calderdale roads will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 10 May 2017. The Council has already made a firm commitment to improving local road safety.  Since 2014 it has been implementing a roll out of 20mph areas in streets and villages across Calderdale. Early findings… read more … about Making Calderdale’s roads safer>>

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Scott Thwaites cannot wait to ride on home roads at this week’s Tour de Yorkshire and will be going all out to put on a show for the mammoth Yorkshire crowds.  Thwaites was born in Burley-in-Wharfedale and attended schools in both Ilkley and Skipton before becoming a professional cyclist in 2013. This is the first… read more … about Thwaites raring to compete on home roads at this week’s Tour de Yorkshire>>

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It’s now less than month until the Tour de Yorkshire cycles into Calderdale, and visitors and residents are being reminded of the road closure arrangements on the day.  On Sunday 30 April, 18 teams of cyclists will travel through Calderdale as part of Stage 3 of the race. To make sure that spectators, cyclists, support… read more … about Travel plans for the Tour>>

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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>>

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People are being invited to give their views on proposals by CityConnect to improve the towpath of the Calder & Hebble Navigation. Proposals for improvements to the 2km stretch of towpath between Bridge 1 at Sowerby Bridge Basin and Hollas Lane Bridge include, resurfacing, widening where possible, relaying of coping stones where they have become… read more … about Calder and Hebble towpath project consultation underway>>

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