This year’s Tour de Yorkshire rolls into Calderdale on Sunday 6 May.
Stage 1: Thursday 3 May – Beverley to Doncaster
Stage 2: Friday 4 May – Barnsley to Ilkley
Stage 3: Saturday 5 May – Richmond to Scarborough
Stage 4: Sunday 6 May – Halifax to Leeds, 189.5km (117.7 miles)
The Piece Hall in Halifax provides the setting for the start of this stage at 12:10. The race will follow the A629 (Skircoat Road) before heading along Free School Lane, then joining the A646 (Burnley Road).
Riders will then follow the A646 through King Cross, Sowerby Bridge and Mytholmrod before joining the A6033 at Commercial Street in Hebden Bridge at 12:45 on its way out of Calderdale and on to:
- Pateley Bridge
Will health services be affected?
No. The action won’t hit Calderdale until Sunday 6 May, when GP practices are closed as usual. Pharmacy opening will be unaffected. No impact on walk-in services is forecast.
If you need medical attention there are a number of services available to you:
A pharmacy should be your first port of call if you’re not feeling well, and those usually open on Sundays in Calderdale will operate as normal.
Opening times of pharmacies in Calderdale can be found below:
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.