Tour de Yorkshire comes to Hebden Bridge this weekend
Monday, 30 April 2018
On Sunday 6 May 2018, Tour de Yorkshire cyclists will pass through Hebden Bridge having started the fourth and final day, 6 May, at Piece Hall, Halifax.
Calderdale Council’s Regeneration and Strategy Director, Mark Thompson, said, “Race weekend is nearly here and excitement is building across the borough for the Tour de Yorkshire arriving in Calderdale on Sunday 6 May.
“"Hopefully the weather will be kind as our beautiful borough is showcased across the world. Those planning on watching the race in Calderdale are advised to start planning their day to really make the most of this great event.”
The Piece Hall will be the start location for the fourth day of the race, with the full route taking in parts of Halifax town centre before travelling out to Luddendenfoot, Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge.
This stage has been nicknamed the Yorkshire Terrier as it’s the most hilly of the stages, taking in difficult terrain and including six categorised climbs. The first of these will be in Calderdale as the race climbs from Hebden Bridge to Oxenhope.
Tim Swift said, "The Tour de Yorkshire is a great boost for tourism in Calderdale as well as bringing economic and community benefits. Last year’s event was shown in 180 countries and boosted the Yorkshire economy by £64 million.
“With the race increasing to four days this year this figure is likely to increase and with the Piece Hall featuring so prominently, this is fantastic news for the local economy and tourism in Calderdale.”
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