Can you help us cycle the Tour de Yorkshire?

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Halifax Visitor Centre needs your help to cycle the whole route of the Tour de Yorkshire – all without leaving the Central Library and Archives!

The Tour de Yorkshire takes place across the county from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 May, with the race starting at the Piece Hall in Halifax on the final day.

To celebrate the race coming to the borough, staff from Calderdale Council, as well as partner organisations, are aiming to cycle the whole 704.5km of the men’s route on an exercise bike. The challenge will take place from Monday 5 to Saturday 10 March and will raise money for the race’s official charity, Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

To make the challenge more manageable, the route will be split into 30 or 60 minute slots with volunteers needed to help reach the finish line.

Slots are available throughout the week (with most availability on Thursday 8 and Saturday 10) and anyone of any ability is welcome to join in – it doesn’t matter how far you ride in the time slot.

If you’d like to take part, contact Halifax Visitor Centre on 01422 368725 or email

Even if you don’t want to take part, donations are welcome, visit link) to support the challenge and raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Strategy, Cllr Barry Collins, said:

“The Tour de Yorkshire comes to Calderdale on Sunday 6 May as part of what’s been dubbed the Yorkshire Terrier stage, with extremely challenging terrain.

“Luckily, the bike challenge at the Central Library won’t be quite as taxing, but we still need as many people as possible to help us cross the finish line and complete the whole route of the tour on a static bike.

“The challenge is just a bit of fun, but it will raise money for an important cause. So even if you can’t take part, it would be great if people donate to help us raise as much money as possible for the Tour’s official charity, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.”

To find out more about the Tour de Yorkshire in Calderdale, visit link)

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