Category Archives: Cycling

Yorkshire has received a huge boost today with the news that the Tour de Yorkshire will grow from three to four days in 2018. Organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O had been seeking to extend the race after its phenomenal success over the last three years, and cycling’s world governing body the UCI confirmed the… read more … about Tour de Yorkshire to grow from three to four days in 2018>>

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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>>

Picture by Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com - 19/09/2017 - Cycling UCI 2017 Road World Championships Bergen Norway -  UCI World Championships and Bike City Label Awards - Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen - UCI 
President Brian Cookson and award winners
Sir Gary Verity

Over £4.9 million will be invested in Calderdale’s highways over the next year, according to a report which will be considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet.  The report outlines the different sources of funding which the Council has received and how the money will be allocated to improve the highways network.    Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for… read more … about Keeping Calderdale on the road>>

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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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