Tour de Yorkshire 2017 Roadshows
The Tour de Yorkshire is a UCI-approved 2.1 Europe Tour international cycle race that will be one of the biggest cycle races in the UK in 2017, attracting interest from many top international teams.
This annual event, which this year takes place from Friday 28th April to Sunday 30th April is being organised by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and Welcome to Yorkshire - supported by local authorities throughout Yorkshire. Stage 1 starts in Bridlington and finishes on Scarborough. Stage 2 starts in Tadcaster and finishes in Harrogate. Stage 3 starts in Bradford and finishes at Fox Valley, Sheffield
Calderdale welcomes the third stage of the race on Sunday April 30th, this time through the lower valley. The race starts in Bradford and finishes in Fox Valley with 194k of route and 3,500 metres of climbing in between eight categorised climbs! Entering Calderdale from Northowram, the race descends towards Stump Cross before turning right and past Shibden Mill Inn. Cyclists will then make the sharp, steep, cobbled ascent up Lee Lane, more commonly known as Shibden Wall, this 0.8km climb at 15.5% gradient is a beast!.
Cyclists head down towards Halifax, skirt the town and ascend up Beacon Hill Road and out towards Southowram. Riders will then race towards Brighouse, through the town and out through Clifton before entering Kirklees.
Last year around 2 million people come out to watch the race; we anticipate many will come to watch the race in 2017.
In order to keep local communities and businesses abreast of what is happening a series of roadshows will be taking place along the route, which you can attend to ask questions and find out more. The details of the roadshows and locations are below:
Victoria Theatre – Fountain Street, Halifax HX1 1BP - Thursday 26th January from 6.30pm – 8pm
Northowram Community Sports Club, Westercroft Lane, Northowram, Halifax HX3 7EN - Tuesday 7th February from 6.30pm – 8pm
Southowram Community Centre, off Law Lane, Southowram, Halifax HX3 9QT – Wednesday 8th February from 6.30pm – 8pm
Waterfront Lodge Hotel – Brighouse, Huddersfield Rd, Brighouse, HD6 1JZ – Thursday 9th February from 6.30pm – 8pm
There may be a lot of interest in these roadshows so please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org advising which roadshow you would like to attend and how many people are in your party, so that we can keep track of numbers.