The final countdown to the Tour


Excitement is building as there’s now just over a week to go until the Tour de Yorkshire arrives in Calderdale, on Sunday 30 April.

Yellow cycle race signs are now in place along the route. The busiest viewing spots in Calderdale are likely to be Shibden Wall (as a King of the Mountain stage) and Brighouse town centre. Both of these locations will be closed to traffic from 8.30am on the morning of the race. Visitors wishing to see the race in these areas are strongly advised to use public transport, particularly for Shibden Wall as there is no parking nearby.

The peloton is due to arrive in Calderdale at 2.40pm, but spectators are advised to get to viewing spots early, as the promotional caravan will be travelling the route prior to the cyclists arriving.

The caravan will stop at certain locations along the route to interact with the crowd and treat fans to a host of promotional goodies from the official race partners. Brighouse will be one of its stops, and it’s due to arrive in the town centre at 1.30pm. Please be aware that the caravan will not be going up Shibden Wall due to the steep incline.

Tour de Yorkshire merchandise is available to buy at Visitor Centres in Halifax and Hebden Bridge. It will also be available at a pop-up stall at Customer First in Brighouse on Wednesday 26 April from 9.30am-1pm and 2-4.30pm.

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said:

“The final countdown is now on, with just days to go until the Tour de Yorkshire comes to Calderdale.

“It looks set to be a fantastic weekend of community events in Calderdale, with plenty going on to celebrate the Tour, including Northowram Scarecrow Festival, Brighouse Food and Craft Fair and community celebrations in Southowram and other locations providing a wonderful backdrop to the Tour.”

You can find additional information about the race in Calderdale, including the route and timings at link)

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