This weekend day 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire starts in Halifax, on Sunday 6 May.
Yellow cycle race signs are now in place along the route and the streets are being dressed with yellow bikes and decorations. The busiest viewing spots in Calderdale are likely to be Cote de Hebden Bridge (King of the Mountain) and Halifax town centre. Halifax town centre will be closed to traffic from 6am on Sunday morning to allow race vehicles and cyclists to prepare for the race.
The peloton will leave the Piece Hall at 12.10pm, but please arrive early as Halifax and the route are expected to be busy. If you’re planning on watching the race in the Piece Hall you are strongly advised to use public transport and arrive early as entry is on a first come first served basis.
if you’re watching on the race route don’t forget the promotional caravan will be travelling the route prior to the cyclists arriving. The caravan will stop at certain locations along the route with a host of promotional goodies from the official race partners.
Find out the race timings on the VisitCalderdale blog
Don’t forget to pick up a pocket guide to the TdY in Calderdale at Tourist Info in Halifax, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden or download your copy from the Visit Calderdale site
Tour de Yorkshire merchandise is available to buy in Halifax and Hebden BridgeEvents on the route
There are lots of celebratory community events taking place throughout the weekend.
There is a fab day of entertainment planned at the Piece Hall before and after the race see the Piece Hall website for more info. Broad Street Plaza in Halifax will be having entertainment and a big screen for visitors to continue festivities throughout the day.
Find out more about the events on route and over the bank holiday weekend on the VisitCalderdale website.