It’s now just over a month until the Tour de Yorkshire cycles in to Calderdale, and Calderdale Council’s handy new guide will help you plan your day.
On Sunday 30 April, the Tour de Yorkshire peloton will travel through Calderdale as part of Stage 3 of the race. Dubbed the ‘Yorkshire Terrier’ because of the brutal climbs, the Calderdale route will challenge riders to numerous hills, including the infamous cobbled Côte de Shibden Wall – one of eight King of the Mountain climbs on this stage.
To help you plan for the big event, the Council has produced The Little Pocket Tour de Yorkshire Guide, full of useful information for the day.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press, said:
“The Tour de Yorkshire will be a fantastic event for Calderdale and I know a lot of people will be making plans to make the most of the day.
“This little guide is a big help, with lots of useful information on when and where to watch the race. Even if you’re unable to get to the race in person, the guide has detail about how to follow events on social media, as well as road closure information if you’re trying to get around Calderdale on the big day.”
The colourful, fold-out guide features a useful map of the area, showing the race route and nearby transport links. It also has details of the race timings, how to get to the route and how to spectate safely.
What’s more, if you’ve been inspired by the Tour de Yorkshire, there’s details of where to go for cycling route ideas and bike tips, in the Active Calderdale* section of the guide.
You can pick up the guide now in Calderdale Visitor Centres, Sports Centres and libraries. It will also be available at a weekly pop-up stall at Customer First in Brighouse on Wednesday 5 and 12 April from 2-4.30pm and on Wednesday 19 and 26 April from 9.30am-1pm and 2-4.30pm.
Tour de Yorkshire merchandise will also be available at this stall, as well as at Visitor Centres in Halifax and Hebden Bridge.
For more information visit www.visitcalderdale.com(external link) which features a designated Tour de Yorkshire section.
*Active Calderdale is the plan for us to become the most active borough in the north of England by 2021. Activity is vital to good health and wellbeing, and by asking people to be more active in any way they choose, we’ll see far reaching benefits. Join in the conversation on twitter using #activecdale