Category Archives: Tour de France

Community groups in Calderdale with ideas for events and festivals to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire can apply for funding to make them happen.   Calderdale’s vibrant towns and exciting activities will be in the spotlight when the new cycling event races through the borough on Sunday 3 May 2015. To make the most of this,… read more … about Cash boost for Tour de Yorkshire events>>

Calderdale Council

Thousands are expected to take part in a mass cycle ride along the route of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire.  The Tour de Yorkshire Ride will give cyclists the chance to ride the route just hours before the pros race. The Tour de Yorkshire is a new UCI (International Cycling Union) approved international cycle… read more … about Ride in the tracks of Tour de Yorkshire Stars>>

Bernard Hinault - Cragg Vale 2014

A report commissioned by Calderdale Council has revealed that last year’s Tour de France brought an extra £12.5 million into the area. An additional £200,000 was brought into Calderdale by the Yorkshire Festival, which attracted visitors to view and participate in an extensive arts and cultural events programme in the 100 day build up to… read more … about Tour de France brought £12.5m boost to Calderdale>>


Attracting visitors to Calderdale is important for the local economy, creating jobs and business opportunities, and showcasing our beautiful landscape, environment,  history and heritage captured in the ‘Pretty Gritty’ branding.   In 2010 Cabinet agreed to the formation of a Calderdale Tourism Board, involving public and private sector partners, to support ways of attracting tourists to… read more … about Developing tourism in Calderdale>>

Calderdale view

Ambitious plans for a biennial Yorkshire Festival of art and culture starting in 2016 have been announced today. The ten year plan, which will see major headlining commissions in a programme which has public participation at its heart, has been announced on the day a report reveals that this summer’s cultural festival accompanying the Yorkshire… read more … about Grand Depart Festival kickstarts new Festival for Yorkshire>>

Yorkshire festival

  People attending some of Calderdale Council’s day services have been working hard to decorate wheels and frames from wheelchairs for a new exhibition.   The Recycle Cycles: Wheel Power for All exhibition will be on display at Hebden Bridge Town Hall until 26 July, as part of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.   The exhibition will… read more … about Wheel power for all!>>

 The Tour de France Team Presentation and Opening Ceremony is taking place tonight, and many people from Calderdale are attending to welcome the Tour into Yorkshire.  The fantastic event, which will be headlined by Calderdale based group Embrace , will welcome thousands of people all across Yorkshire, including Calderdale schools and looked after children.  Following… read more … about Welcoming the Tour teams to Yorkshire>>