On Sunday the 3rd May, the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will be coming through the area over Oxenhope Moor down through Oxenhope, up Haworth Main Street and on through Oakworth. Unlike last year’s dramatic cycle race the impact on the area will be minimal with total road closures limited to about 1 hour in the afternoon.
Rolling road closures will see the race route close 30 to 45 minutes before the Tour de Yorkshire Peloton comes through. Roads will reopen as soon as it is safe for the to do so once the Peloton and all support vehicles have moved on.
The Peloton is due at the Hebden Bridge King of the Mountain Stage at Cock Hill at approx. 14.48pm. The rolling roadblock will take effect just outside Hebden Bridge from approx. 2pm and the road should reopen approx. 15.00 (Visit Calderdale website). Visitors to the Railway should there avoid this route during this time.
Anticipated timings through the Worth Valley (Bradford Metropolitan City Council website) are Oxenhope 2.56pm, Haworth (A6033/B6412) 3.00pm and Oakworth 3.04pm.
Visitors are advised to arrive prior to 14.00 at Oxenhope or alternatively avoid all the disruption in the south of the valley and park at Ingrow where there is a programme of ‘The Railway Children’ events, plus a two train service so there will be little time to wait for the next train north or southbound.
In addition to the minor road closures, street parking will be severely restricted all day as follows:
Hebden Bridge Road A6033, Oxenhope
Brow Road, Haworth
Bridgehouse Lane, Haworth
Mytholmes Lane, Haworth
Providence Lane, Haworth
Cars parked in these roads after midday will be towed away by Bradford Metropolitan City Council
For more information of the race visit the Tour de Yorkshire website