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Tour de Yorkshire rolls into Calderdale this Sunday

Tour de Yorkshire rolls into Calderdale this Sunday

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This year’s Tour de Yorkshire rolls into Calderdale on Sunday 5 May.

Race schedule

Stage 1: Thursday 2 May – Doncaster – Selby

Stage 2: Friday 3 May – Barnsley to Bedale

Stage 3: Saturday 4 May – Bridlington to Scarborough

Stage 4: Sunday 5 May – Halifax to Leeds, 182km (113.09 miles)

The Piece Hall in Halifax provides the setting for the start of this stage at 12:35. Setting off through the Piece Hall’s South Gate, the riders will turn left down Horton Street, then left onto Square Road/Charles Street/Winding Road.

Riders will then follow Broad Street, make a left onto Waterhouse/ Commercial Street, onto Skircoat Road, up Free School Lane, then joining the A58 (Aachen Way/King Cross Road) before turning onto the A629 on their way towards Ovenden, Bradshaw and Ilkley.

Road closures

Halifax Town Centre will be closed to vehicles from 6:00am until 3:00pm to allow for the race support vehicles and team buses; all of which create a great spectacle and buzz throughout the town, giving spectators the opportunity to get close to the cycling professionals.

There is plenty of peripheral parking and public transport will be operating a usual weekend service.  All buses accessing Halifax town centre will drop off and collect at Halifax bus station.

The rest of the route will be closed on a rolling road closure which means roads will be closed by police motorcycles for about half an hour before the race and open immediately after the race has passed by.

If you are able to cycle in, there are bike racks around the town where you can lock your bike.

For more information on the route through Calderdale and what’s happening to mark the event visit

Will health services be affected?

No. The action won’t hit Calderdale until Sunday 5 May, when GP practices are closed as usual. Pharmacy opening will be unaffected.

There may be a slight impact on walk-in services at Park Community Practice around 12:40 on Sunday 5 May as the Tour de Yorkshire makes walk it’s way out of Halifax via the A58/A629.

Pharmacy Services

A pharmacy should be your first port of call if you’re not feeling well. Pharmacies usually open on Sundays should be open as normal on the day that the Tour de Yorkshire hits Halifax.

Please remember that most pharmacies will be closed on the following day, Monday 6 May as it is a Bank Holiday.

Click here for information on pharmacy opening on May Day and Spring Bank Holiday.

Self care tips

A pharmacist can give you health advice when you need it.

You can also use the symptom checker at www.nhs.uk

Here’s some useful health advice to help you enjoy your day:

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