I day left to go!!!! If your not sure what is happening, read on…

Logo-Le_Tour_de_FranceBonjour Le Tour!

The Tour De France hits Yorkshire this weekend and will come through Calderdale this Sunday .Its going to be an action packed, wonderful weekend, celebrating the world of cycling and our beautiful countryside here on our door step. The peloton (riders) will be covering 22 miles of roads here in Calderdale, so line the streets and wave them on, they have some tough hills to compete with!

Our staff at HCI have been busy this week helping with the preparations, the team were out helping the Community wardens on Tuesday and Wednesday in Skircoat, posting letters regarding the park and ride which will be situated across Savile Park. with space for over 5000 vehicles. The site opens from 06:45 on Sunday and parking is free. Local traffic management is in place on the day so drivers should follow the signs to access the site.

A frequent bus service to Mytholmroyd is being operated by First. Buses start running from 07:00 and the last return trip from Mytholmroyd is at 17:00.

Fares are CASH ONLY and prices for the return journey are as follows

  • Adults £4
  • Children £2
  • Family ticket** £10

(**Maximum 2 adults 2 children or 1 adult 3 children)  Concessionary passes are not valid on this service.

Dogs are accepted on the Park & Ride service at no extra charge, but they must be well behaved and on a lead. The bus service reserves the right to not carry dogs if it’s believed they could be a danger to other passengers or staff.

For more information on Parking and Public transport on the day click here

Who wears what?

You may have seen the various jersey coloured bunting around Calderdale but what do the colours mean? Who wears what? Well here’s  a quick guide:

Yellow Jersey (maillot jaune): Awarded to the rider with the lowest aggregated time after each stage. The final overall winner of the yellow jersey will take home €450,000!

Green Jersey (maillot vert): Awarded to the most consistent finisher.Points rae collected during the sprint stages. The overall winner can expect a prize of €25,000.

Polka Dot Jersey : The red polka dot jerseys are awarded to the best climbers, the winner of the €25,000.will have collected the most points tackling hill and mountains at the front of the race.

White Jersey: Awarded to the best young rider, to be part of the competition they must be 25 years and under. The stand to win €20,000.

Where can I see it and what time?

The full route can be downloaded by clicking here

The will be spectator hubs across Calderdale where you can watch the race for free, they will be at:

Todmorden – near Bramsche Square
Mytholmroyd – Burnley Road (as part of Mytholmroyd Gala)
Ripponden – behind ‘The Fleece’ at Ripponden Bank
Elland – Elland Cricket Ground

The caravan (entourage) is due in Calderdale ( Hebden Bridge) at 11.51am, the Peloton (riders) are expected 1.36pm and will leave Calderdale to Huddersfield at 2.18pm.

For a complete set of race timing click here

For further information visit http://www.letouryorkshire.com

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