Le Tour de France in Hebden Bridge
Ooh la la, we're en route!
This Visit Calderdale page contains more Tour de France public transport, car parking, and park and ride information, with links to the road closure page and an interactive map of the roads affected
See also this Business Forum PDF which gives useful Hebden Bridge information in respect of timings and transport options. (4 July)
Arts Festival: Saturday 5th July - Le Grand D'Party from 4-8pm. Georges Square, Bridge Gate and Town Hall. Download programme of events
Tour de France: Hebden Bridge Hub at Calder Holmes Park - With a capacity to host 8,000 spectators, the hub will feature a big screen, spectator entertainment and locally produced food. More info (29 May)
Hebden Bridge Hub - time lapse video
YouTube - Peleton going through Hebden Bridge
YouTube - Tour de France 2014 Keighley Road, Hebden Bridge
YouTube - Tour de France, Hebden Bridge
Cragg Vale is gearing up for Le Tour. Mayor Cllr Timbers helped start off the mammoth task of hanging bunting along Britain's longest continual incline and one of the biggest challenges for the cyclists on the 6th. Read more (1 July)
Cragg Vale's Tour de France bunting makers are in line for a world record - over 10 kilometres!The bunting will be put up this weekend along Cragg Road, the longest continuous incline in England. Read more and see larger photo. (24 June)
In January 2013, it was announced that the Tour de France will be starting in Yorkshire and coming through Hebden Bridge on Day Two.
On 6 July 2014, the greatest cycling race in the world will travel through Yorkshire, with Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale hosting many miles of the Tour.
Stage Two starts in York, goes via Harrogate and Keighley to Hebden Bridge. The maillot jaune (yellow jersey) will lead the peloton (main cluster of cyclists) down the Keighley Road, through Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd and up through Cragg Vale, along the longest continuous incline in England. (ascending 272 metres over 5 miles)
The Tour will enter Calderdale at Cock Hill, descend into Hebden Bridge and through Mytholmroyd before climbing up Cragg Vale, the longest continuous uphill climb in England.
Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council said: "This is a fantastic, once in a lifetime event for Calderdale. To have such a prestigious event on our doorstep is an amazing opportunity.
"On 6 July the eyes of the world will be on us, enjoying our stunning landscapes and witnessing our great cycling challenges. Like many people, I can't wait for next summer!"
Over 188 countries broadcast the Tour de France to a worldwide audience of three billion people. It is estimated that Calderdale will receive 160,000 visitors on the race day alone.
Tour de France Grand Départ 2014 - "The official site for the Tour de France Grand Départ 2014"
Grand Depart Cultural Festival: The Festival itself will run from 27 March - 6 July 2014, the start day being the 100 day milestone until the Tour arrives in Yorkshire.
Tandem cycle through Hebden Bridge. BBC Look North presenters cycled their tandem through Hebden Bridge on Weds 19 March.
Cragg Vale bunting-makers seek world record - The bunting-makers of Cragg Vale, which boasts the longest single continuous gradient in the country, want to bring the world record back to the UK before the Tour de France. More info
Handmade Parade events in 2014 - more info on the Fantastical Cycle Parade in Tod and dates for this year's Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade, Spark Day and workshops. 3 Feb
HebWeb News:Tour de France - Cragg Vale photo competition Tuesday, 16 April 2013
HebWeb News: Tour de France 2014 in Hebden Bridge 19 January 2013
HebWeb Forum: Le Tour de France in Hebden (January - April 2013)
HebWeb News: The Tour of Britain 2005 rolls through Hebden Bridge 2 September 2005