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Where will you be watching the Grand Depart?

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Calderdale Council is calling on cycling fans to help manage demand for this year’s Grand Depart by telling them where they’ll be watching the race.

It is estimated that the race will bring around 160,000 spectators to Calderdale alone.

With so many people eager to catch a glimpse of the cyclists, Welcome to Yorkshire has produced a survey, asking people to state where they will be watching the race.

The data collected from the survey will be used to give an idea of which areas in Yorkshire are likely to have the most spectators, helping with traffic control and crowd management.

To encourage people to complete the survey, there’s also the extra incentive of the chance to win two tickets to the Team Presentation event at Leeds Arena.

Leader of Calderdale Council, Coun Tim Swift, said: “By completing this survey it will help give Welcome to Yorkshire an idea of the amount of people that will be watching Stage 2 of the race.

“We know that Calderdale residents are very enthusiastic about the race coming to the borough. We were one of the top 10 authorities for the amount of applications for volunteering roles, so I know there’s a lot of interest in the race, and a lot of people will be planning their viewing arrangements for the big day.”

To complete the survey visit the Le Tour Yorkshire website: http://letour.yorkshire.com/survey.

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Courier for more news and features on this summer’s Grand Depart.

 

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