The ‘Yorkshire Classic’, will head out from Halifax to Leeds, starting at The Piece Hall at 12:35pm. The courtyard will be open to visitors from 9:00am and whilst not a ticketed event, will operate on a first come first served basis, so it is advisable to get in early to enjoy the build-up.
Cyclists will exit the south gate of The Piece Hall, across Cross Street and turn left onto Horton Street before turning left onto Square Road.
They will ascend Winding Road and take a left onto Commercial Street before passing The Victoria Theatre en route to Skircoat Road.
The race then bears right onto Heath Road before turning right onto Free School Lane and past Savile Park.
At King Cross the peloton will turn right and travel along Aachen and Burdock Way before reaching the large roundabout where the race will turn left onto Ovenden Road. This is when the race leaves its neutralised zone and the peloton really starts to race.
The peloton will pick up Shay Lane and commence up Holdsworth Road to enter the pretty village of Bradshaw at 12:54pm , before leaving Calderdale at Green Lane on towards Haworth at 12:57pm.
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.
Things to see and do on the day
In the spirit of all things cycling on Tour de Yorkshire day in Halifax, you have the opportunity to ride a 1km closed road circuit in Halifax town centre, escorted by British Cycling Ride Leaders. There will be bikes available to use from the Active Calderdale Bike Libraries. There are several rides each lasting 15 mins. The registration tent & start / finish area will be situated on Southgate, outside Wilko and the east entrance of Borough Market. You need to arrive 15 mins before your start time to check in and be allocated a bike. If you are late, places are not transferable onto other start times. All children must be accompanied by an adult riding. Children must be able to ride a pedal bike, no stabilisers, due to the section of cobbles. Book your place here!
For younger cyclists there is a mini cycle track at Westgate Arcade where little budding cyclists can just turn up and have a go.
The Piece Hall has lots of fun entertainment taking place throughout the day including the West Yorkshire Police band, ‘Landlubbers’, ‘Jump, Jive n Wail’ and Gledholt male voice choir. For more information click here
The Calderdale Industrial Museum will also be opening especially for the Tour de Yorkshire. Located just outside the east gate of The Piece Hall (Square Road, HX1 1QG), the museum will be open from 10:00am until 4:00pm.