On yer bike! Tour de Yorkshire comes to Halifax this Sunday…

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.

FREE Community Event – World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2018

Saturday 28th April 10.30 – 11.30 in Dean Clough Halifax.

Meet D Mill Main Reception from 10am. emonstrations & opportunity to join in simple relaxing movements for everyone – all ages, fitness & wheelchair users. Also known as “Mindfulness with Movement”.   Short Video links : 2015 and 2017

More info on website taichitigers.co.uk or call 07810094395.

E-Bike taster and demo day at Brooksbank cycle circuit

ub-haibike-e-bike-neuheiten-2015-Haibike_SDURO_AllMtn_RC_2015_jpg_5275658E-Bike Test/Demo Day Giant Halifax, King Cross Road,  are running an e-bike demo day at the Brooksbank Circuit on Sunday 25 March, 11am – 4pm. ( The Brooksbank Sports College, Victoria Road, Elland) It’s free and you don’t need to book. there will be a big range of on and off-road e-bikes of all types. Come along and see what’s happening in the fastest growing sector of the cycling market!