This year’s Tour de Yorkshire rolls into Calderdale this Bank Holiday Weekend, on Sunday 30 April.
Where does the Tour de Yorkshire come through Calderdale?
- The race enters the borough from Queensbury and into Northowram (2:40pm);
- Descends towards Stump Cross before turning right and past Shibden Mill Inn before riding to the summit of Shibden Wall (2.50pm);
- Down towards Halifax, skirt the town and ascend up Beacon Hill Road and out towards Southowram.
- The race will then travel along Elland Road towards Brighouse (3.00pm), through the town and out through Clifton before entering Kirklees (3.05pm).
There will be road closures throughout the route, but most will be rolling road closures lasting no more than 45 minutes. Shibden Wall will be fully closed for a few hours because it is expected to be very busy as a key King of the Mountain section.
Brighouse town centre will also be fully closed, to accommodate the market and the race going through Bethel Street.
Will health services be affected?
No. The race takes place on Sunday 30 April, and all GP practices and pharmacies on the route will be closed as normal.
If you need medical attention there are a number of services available to you:
If you need medical assistance over the weekend Calderdale’s walk-in centres will be unaffected and are available from 8:00am to 8.00pm in the following locations:
Park Community Practice
Located in Horne Street Health Centre, Horne Street (off Pellon Lane), Halifax HX1 5UA.
There is some free car parking available in and around the centre and a bus stop nearby.
Out of Hours telephone number: 01422 399858
Calder Community Practice
Located on the second floor in the Todmorden Health Centre, Lower George Street, Todmorden OL14 5RN.
There is some free car parking available in and around the centre and Todmorden bus services and train station are within 5 minutes walking distance.
Out of Hours telephone number: 01706 811 106
If you think you need to speak to a GP over the weekend call 111. NHS 111 call handlers can give you advice and reassurance, and arrange Out-of-Hours GP appointments where suitable.
Self-care is best for most common ailments and minor injuries. Click here to find out what you should have in your first-aid box at home.
Detailed information on how to handle minor injuries and complaints, and guidance on when more help may be needed can be found on NHS Choices.
Guidance on common summer injuries and ailments which may be useful over the Tour de Yorkshire weekend can be found below:
- Insect bites and stings
- Sun burn
- Hay fever
- Heat exhaustion and heatstroke
- Keeping babies and children safe in hot weather
It’s vital to make sure you choose the most appropriate NHS service if you or a member of your family is ill, in order to alleviate pressure on Calderdale Royal Hospital so, where appropriate, please make use of the services listed above.