Once again, Halifax has been announced as a host town for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire.
Termed the ‘Yorkshire Classic’. On Sunday 5th May the men’s only race finale starts at the beautifully renovated Piece Hall in Halifax. This is a real test of endurance with many climbs and several sprints before finishing in Leeds. Calderdale Route Cyclists will exit the Southgate 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 on route to Skircoat Road. The race then bears right onto Heath Road before turning right onto Free School Lane and past Saville Park. At Kings 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. The peloton will pick up Shay Lane and commence up Holdsworth Road to enter the pretty village of Bradshaw, before leaving Calderdale at Green Lane on towards Haworth.
Kirk Lea Guest House is ideally placed for visitors to all stages of the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 race, especially stage 4 when the race finale starts at the beautifully renovated Piece Hall in Halifax on Sunday 5 May 2018. Whilst staying with us, try out the Tour De France route from 2014 and previous Tour de Yorkshire routes
Stage 1 Starts on Thursday 2nd May. This ‘Heritage’ stage is from Doncaster to Selby.
Stage 2 Barnsley to Bedale on Friday 3rd May is entitled the ‘World’ stage which showcases some of what the cyclists can expect in the World Championships taking place in September 2019. This 132k route sees the ladies compete in the morning, covering the exact same route which the men will race in the afternoon. May the 4th be with the ladies and gents on
Stage 3 when they tackle the aptly named ‘Yorkshire Coast’ Starting in Bridlington and finishing in Scarborough.
Stage 4 is summed up in two words; ‘Yorkshire Classic’. On Sunday 5th May the men’s only race finale starts at the beautifully renovated Piece Hall in Halifax. This is a real test of endurance with many climbs and several sprints before finishing in Leeds.
More STAGE details can be found here
Calderdale Road Closures
The roads will be closed on a rolling basis for up to an hour. When the race has passed the roads will reopen. The road closures will be managed by 30 police motorcycles and 30 moto marshals using by the same process as the Tour of Britain.
The roads usually remain open for walkers and cyclists long after they have been shut to traffic, but spectators are being advised to get in position early. During the Tour de Yorkshire weekend there will be a lot of extra traffic on the roads across Yorkshire so plan your journeys carefully. Allow extra time to get around especially if you are travelling or living close to the route.
Cycling in Calderdale link
Manchester is less than 35 minutes drive