More details have been revealed over plans for the Tour de France in Calderdale.

The council have confirmed all the routes affected by the race on July 6 will be closed from 6.30am.

They have already warned that cars left on the route itself could be towed away.

And they have announced that there will be a number of spectator hubs, or fan parks, for people to watch the race and other entertainment.

A council spokesman said: “The latest information we have from the race organisers is that the roads will remain open as long as possible so that as many people as possibly can get in to view the race before the closures begin.

"We have had confirmation that the roads will be closed in Calderdale from 6.30am, then allowing traffic to drain from the route for a period of half an hour.

“From 7am all the barriers and signs will be put out on the route and from 9am the route is handed over to the race organisers, Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) who will then check the route and prepare in readiness for the arrival of the race.

“The publicity caravan is expected to arrive in the borough at 11.45am which is a 200 vehicle spectacle, followed by the peloton at 1.30pm”.

In Calderdale there are lots of vehicles parked on the route and the spokesman said this was not an option for race day. Alternative parking is being found for those affected and residents on route will be notified in good time of where alternative parking will be.

In Huddersfield, more than 170 roads are to be closed for the race, which runs from Ainley Top, through Huddersfield and Lockwood to the Holme Valley and Holme Moss.

 

Kirklees officials are to reveal more details about arrangements for residents in a series of briefings which begin on Tuesday night at Birchencliffe.

Council officers will give details about times of road closures, alternative parking arrangements and access to properties.

Both councils are planning to organise spectator hubs and anticipate many thousands will pack them.

In Huddersfield they will be in St George’s Square and at Sands recreation ground, Holmfirth and in Calderdale six have now been confirmed.

The spokesman said: “Lots of local communities on route want to make sure visitors and locals can make the most of the event and there are several ‘Spectator Hubs’ for people to watch the race on the big screen after it has passed.

“Remember, whilst the race leaves Calderdale at 2.30pm it does not finish in Sheffield until 4.30pm. There will be opportunities to watch the race from the following locations:

Bramche Square – Todmorden

Calder Holmes Park – Hebden Bridge

Mytholmroyd Gala event – Mytholmroyd

Mill Fold Park – Ripponden

The Fleece – Ripponden

Elland Cricket Ground - Elland

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