Ready, set, go! The wheels of the Tour de Yorkshire are spinning through Calderdale again and as host town, Halifax has planned a huge celebration!
The Piece Hall is where Stage Four – The Yorkshire Terrier arm of the race – will start on Sunday May 5th. There’s plenty of room for people to come along and offer a warm welcome to the cyclists as they set off, and The Piece Hall has planned a full day of Tour de Yorkshire fun!
As in past years, there are bound to be lots of surprises and excitement along the way. The 2016 Tour de Yorkshire saw Sir Bradley Wiggins unexpectedly pull out of the race on Greenhow Hill coming out of Pateley Bridge, while the 2014 Tour De France: Grand Depart race saw Mark Cavendish crash just before reaching the finish line in Harrogate.
One thing is certain though – Yorkshire will put on a good celebration! There was a huge turn out for the race last year, with local communities getting into the spirit of the day and putting on great events and fun activities.
Mumbler has compiled a list of what’s happening on the day, the best places to eat, drink and visit along the route, as well as other attractions in Calderdale for anyone visiting our area for the event.
Where and when to see Tour de Yorkshire 2019 in Calderdale!
The Piece Hall gates open at 9am. Sporting greats from the cycling world will enter the main Courtyard to sign on at the podium used for the Tour de France. This is your chance to meet your heroes and see the bikes up close before the race departs.
Cyclists will leave through the Southgate at 12.35pm, across Cross Street and turn left onto Horton Street, then turn left onto Square Road.
Cyclists will the ascend Winding Road and turn left onto Commercial Street, then pass The Victoria Theatre on their way to Skircoat Road.
The race then bears right onto Heath Road, and turns right onto Free School Lane, past Saville Park.
The cyclists will turn right at King Cross and head along Aachen and Burdock Way before arriving at the large roundabout, and turning left onto Ovenden.This is when the race leaves its neutralised zone and the peloton really starts to race at around 12.48pm
Then up Shay Lane and Holdsworth Road, through Bradshaw at 12.54pm. The cyclists will leave Calderdale at Green Lane at 12.57pm, and ride on towards Haworth.
All timings are approximate and may be subject to change on the day.