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.

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!

Bankfield Christmas Craft Fair this weekend…

A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in just time for Christmas at Bankfield Museum. The perfect place for present buying or to treat yourself.


Bonfires & Firework Displays in and around Calderdale 2017

Saturday 4th November 2017

Elland Round Table Bonfire, Hullenedge Park, Elland.
2 Firework Displays, HUGE Elland Bonfire Fire, Dance Display Team, Food Stalls, Hot Drinks, Cakes Novelties & Sweets, Fairground Rides, Games, Stalls, Washroom Facilities, Music & PA
Times 5.30pm – Gates Open! 6.00pm – Children’s Firework Display 6.10pm – Hellfyre bonfireMagpies – Dance Display Team 6.30pm – Lighting of the Bonfire 7.15pm – Main Firework Display
£5 Adults, £2.50 (under 12s) pay on entry, cash only.

Northowram Sports & Activity Club Bonfire
THIS YEAR IT’S TICKETS ONLY – reducing the crowds and providing a better experience. Tickets are available 2 weeks prior to the event from the NSAC Clubhouse Fridays from 6pm onward or Saturdays from 4pm and Towngate Stores, Northowram.
Ticket Prices (NO TICKET NO ENTRY.) Adult £5. Family Ticket £10 incl. up to 3 children (under 16’s free only when accompanied by a paying adult)
Doors will open at 5pm followed by the bonfire being lit at 6pm. The firework display will start at 7pm. There will be a live band ‘The Surge’ between 7.30pm and 9.30pm.
There will be a large gazebo and various small ones housing BBQ, beers, different gins and vodka’s, hot food and drinks and stalls with sweets, cakes and toys. This will be a great family event with a spectacular firework display. For further information email northowramsportsclub@gmail.com

The Moorlands Inn Firework Spectacular
From 6.30pmFeaturing the International Party Doctors, amazing Fire Entertainers, Magic Mirror photobooth and a fantastic Firework Display.
Tickets: Adults £5m Children £2.50, available to purchase from the bar or by contacting us on 01422 248942
Prices on the night will be Adults £7, Children £4

Sunday 5th November 2017

Bonfire Night at the Hinchliffe Arms,  Church Bank Lane, Cragg Vale, HX7 5TA
Fun & games from 3pm onwards (including hook a duck, coconut shy, skittles), bonfire, firework display, vintage DJ, local ales, BBQ, hog roast, veggie street food, toffee apples, stalls, kid’s pumpking carving competition (brng your carved pumpkin to be judge at 6pm). Everybody welcome!

The Malthouse, Rishworth,  Oldham Road, Rishowrth, HX6 4QB
6pm Bonfire 7.30pm fireworks, with Food, bar & Music. Adults £3 advanced tickets or £5 on the night. Kids under 10 FREE entry.

Bonfire night at The Casa, Brighouse
Remember, Remember the 5th of November…
Our Bonfire Night terrace party returns once again on Sunday 5th November, featuring a huge firework display, Live DJs and lake-projected laser show.
Doors from 7:00pm
Admission £5

Bonfire Night hosted by Bradley Wood Scout Campsite, Brighouse.
From 6.30pm-8pm at Bradley Wood. Enjoy a Bonfire and fireworks, with stalls full of food, drinks and treats! Gates open 6:30pm, fire lit 7pm, fireworks at 7.30pm. Tickets: Adults £4, Children £1 via www.bradleywood.org.uk

Remember to stay safe this Bonfire night…bonfireadvice