Tour de Yorkshire 2020
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PLEASE NOTE: As part of the fight against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID19), Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation, co-organizers of Tour de Yorkshire, have decided to postpone the upcoming sixth edition of the annual cycle race. PLEASE READ THE FULL STATEMENT HERE.
In 2020 the Tour de Yorkshire returns from Thursday 30th April to Sunday 3rd May - four days of racing forming part of the inaugural UCI ProSeries. Its new 2.Pro classification remains the highest-possible status for a multi-day race outside of the UCI WorldTour!
Calderdale is delighted to have Halifax as a start location for the 4th time at The Piece Hall and also a significant part of Stage 3 route on Saturday 2nd May. The spectacle promises to be more exciting than ever!
Tour de Yorkshire Route & Expected Timings Through Halifax and Calderdale
Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire on Saturday 2nd May (Barnsley to Huddersfield) comes to Calderdale, passing through Barkisland, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Halifax and Brighouse, including the behemoth that is Shibden Wall! For a map of the route, click here.
Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire 2020 on Sunday 3rd May starts in Halifax at the Piece Hall. The route goes through King Cross, Boothtown and Ovenden on its way out of Calderdale and on to Bradford. For a map of the route, click here.
Tour de Yorkshire Roadshows
Tour de Yorkshire organisers Welcome to Yorkshire have unveiled the locations across the county where they will be hosting Roadshows in the lead up to the race. There are three Roadshows taking place in Calderdale:
Hebden Bridge Monday 24th February, 6 - 8pm at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY
Brighouse Wednesday 4th March, 6 - 8pm at Brighouse Civic Hall, Bradford Road, Brighouse, HD6 1RW
Halifax Thursday 19th March, 12 - 2pm, Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX
The Roadshows are free to attend but you do need to book your places here.
At these roadshows information on the route is provided along with details of the publicity caravan, ambassadors’ tour and amateur sportive, and the ever-popular Land Art and Best Dressed competitions. There is also a section focused on how businesses can get behind the race, and an opportunity for people to ask any questions they might have about the event.
Tour de Yorkshire Road Closures in Halifax and Calderdale
Full details to be confirmed.
Halifax Town Centre on Sunday May 3rd
The Tour de Yorkshire is a free spectacle. We expect a lot of spectator interest in seeing the race. There will be entertainment throughout the day in Halifax town centre and as we become aware of all the details we'll post them here.
Travel & Parking in Halifax
If you’re not travelling to Halifax on your bicycle, please consider using public transport. There will be a regular bus service to and from Halifax Bus Station and the usual train services to Halifax Railway station. Check out the times and plan your route at wymetro.com
If you intend to come by car please use peripheral parking facilities on the outskirts of the town centre, as the town centre will miost liley again be a no-car zone for normal traffic. To help you plan, here is a list of Car parks in Halifax
If you're holding a celebratory community event for the Tour de Yorkshire weekend, to make sure your event is safe and successful call the Events & Film Office on 01422 384796 for advice. If you would like to promote your event on visitcalderdale.com, e-mail email@example.com with the event details.
Before /After the Race
There is lots to see and do in Calderdale! There’s plenty of information in our Tourist Information Centres or find out more on the rest of the VisitCalderdale site.
Staying Safe Whilst Having Fun!
When you choose your spot from which to watch the race:
Please ensure you maintain a safe position on road side and stay on the pavement where ever possible. The peloton and numerous support vehicles and motorcycles travel at speeds well above the speed limit and can reach speeds in excess of 60mph in 30mph speed restricted areas. These vehicles travel in front, within and behind the peloton.
For your own safety do not cross the road in front of the first vehicles or motorbikes which will approach using sirens and the vehicle marking the end of the peloton. The roads become live as soon as the last vehicle passes so please be extremely cautious crossing the roads at this time.
Please follow the instructions provided from stewards on the day. They are there to keep you safe!
Parents of young children are advised to hold hands and keep them under close supervision.
All dogs must be on a short lead.
Don't forget to charge your phone before you set off and pack your camera.
Remember to #RespectTheRiders and please don't use selfie sticks on the race route.
Promotional Advice for Businesses
Here's a list of Promotional Guideline Dos and Don'ts to assist organisations in the coming months who are not official sponsors of the Tour de Yorkshire.