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Tour de France: Hebden Bridge Hub at Calder Holmes Park

Thursday, 29 May 2014

le tour de franceResidents and visitors planning to watch the Tour de France in Calderdale can plan the perfect race experience, as Calder Holmes Park in Hebden Bridge has been announced as an official Grand Depart Spectator Hub.

Hebden Bridge will come alive on race weekend with a community-based arts and theatre event on 5 July, and a family-friendly spectator hub at Calder Homes Park on 6 July. With a capacity to host 8,000 spectators, the hub will feature a big screen, spectator entertainment and locally produced food close to the town centre and local transport links. Fans can come early and stay all day, soak up the unique atmosphere of the town, and 'release your inner cyclist'.

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said, "Our spectator hub is a great way of getting in the spirit of the Tour de France and there will be lots going on! Visit Hebden Bridge on Saturday 5 July and Calder Holmes Park spectator hub on Sunday 6 July, and get involved in the events of this amazing weekend.

"There will be lots of family fun at the spectator hub. It's also an opportunity to watch the whole of stage 2 on a big screen, as it cycles through the region."

Calder Holmes Park brings the total number of official spectator hubs across Yorkshire to twenty. Details of these hubs along stages one and two, can be found at www.letouryorkshire.com/hubs

There are also smaller community spectator hubs throughout Calderdale in Todmorden, Mytholmroyd, Ripponden and Elland. More information can be found at www.visitcalderdale.com