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Le Tour de France in Hebden Bridge
Ooh la la, we're en route!

Tour de France 2014 Hebden Bridge

Tour de FranceTour de France brought £12.5m boost to Calderdale, according to a report commissioned by Calderdale Council. 340,000 people watched the race in our area. Read more (15 Jan 2015)

Tour de FranceHebden Bridge was at its most wonderful for the Tour de France. Read brief report of the weekend along with a selection of Tweets.(7 July 2014)

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 FranceTOUR DE FRANCE: LATEST INFO FOR RESIDENTS - A 'clearway order' comes into force at one minute past midnight on 6 July - More info about the latest arrangements for the day. (19 June)

Yellow velo

Tour de FranceTour 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)

Tour de FranceMain roads through Hebden Bridge to close nearly all day on 6 July. Road closure information for the Tour de France now on the HebWeb. Updated with latest links (7 June)

Hebden Bridge Hub - time lapse video

Tour de France - Craig Shaw's Cragg Vale gallery

YouTube - Peleton going through Hebden Bridge

YouTube - Tour de France 2014 Keighley Road, Hebden Bridge

YouTube - Tour de France, Hebden Bridge

Tour de FranceHebden Bridge to welcome Tour de France visitors to the only official Tour De France designated visitor hub in the Calderdale Stretch of the race. Read more (2 July)

Cragg Vale is gearing up for Le TourCragg 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)

Tour de FranceORGANISE YOUR TRAVEL PLANS - for more info about temporary car parks, park and ride, buses and trains on 6 July, click here (updated 28 June)

Cragg Vale's Tour de France bunting makers

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)

HebWeb Forum: see this thread for positive and critical discussion of the Tour de France in Hebden Bridge.

Bike films

Tour de France: Films at the Picture House: a series of special films which will captivate the imagination, bring history to life and reveal the triumphs and tragedy of cycling. Read more


The Grand Cragg Vale Cycle

The Grand DepartsTHE GRAND DEPARTED - Below - cyclists pulled a grand piano up Cragg Vale Read more about this audacious musical and cycling adventure. See more photos

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.

Cycling up the Buttress

Cycling up the Buttress - September 2013

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!"

Passing through Hebden Bridge on their
way to John O'Groats - April 2013

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.

YouTube: Cycling up the Buttress - Sept 2013


Tour de France Grand Départ 2014 - "The official site for the Tour de France Grand Départ 2014"

Calderdale's Tour de France web page

Tour de Tod

Tour de France Education pack

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.

Tour de France home page - English

Tour de France page d'accueil - français

Worth Valley Tour de France page

Tour de France timings: Residents and visitors to Hebden Bridge can now plan their movements for the Tour de France weekend, as the race timings have now been confirmed. Read more

BBC Look North broadcasters Harry Gration and Amy GarciaTandem cycle through Hebden Bridge. BBC Look North presenters cycled their tandem through Hebden Bridge on Weds 19 March.

Tour de France 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

Tour de FranceTour de France: where will you be? - to help businesses and authorities estimate demand on the day, you are invited to complete a survey. More info (10 Feb)

Tour de FranceHandmade 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

Tour de France100 day Cultural Festival - Local communities are encouraged to be part of the Festival. See this HebWeb news item for more info (16 Jan 14)

Tour de FranceLe Tour de France - Hebden Bridge residents have one last chance to sign up to volunteer at the Tour de France when it comes to England next July. Read more (18 Dec)

Education Pack

HebWeb News: Tour De France Education Pack for teachers, community lead­ers and parents of young people aged 7 to 14. Read more (14 Nov)

Cragg Vale

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

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