Get on yer bike at these events

One year to go until Tour de France comes to Calderdale. 'Back row (left to right): students from Triangle Primary School; Bikeability instructor from Calderdale Council; Coun Barry Collins, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment; two Bikeability instructors; Emma Osenton, who is working with Pennine Prospects on the Walk and Ride Festival; and Andy Geall, Calderdale Council's Cycling Officer. 'Front row (left to right): students from Gleddings School and Reid Anderson, Secretary of Cyclists Touring Club Calderdale (Cyclists Touring Club is a national cycling charity).
One year to go until Tour de France comes to Calderdale. 'Back row (left to right): students from Triangle Primary School; Bikeability instructor from Calderdale Council; Coun Barry Collins, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment; two Bikeability instructors; Emma Osenton, who is working with Pennine Prospects on the Walk and Ride Festival; and Andy Geall, Calderdale Council's Cycling Officer. 'Front row (left to right): students from Gleddings School and Reid Anderson, Secretary of Cyclists Touring Club Calderdale (Cyclists Touring Club is a national cycling charity).
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Cyclists from across Calderdale will be on their bikes at a series of rides across the region.

The Calderdale CTC are organising another cycle ride along the route of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart following the success of the first event held in July.

The 45-mile ride will take place on Sunday, September 8 starting at Halifax Swimming Pool on Huddersfield Road.

Riders are asked to meet at 8.30 am for a 8.45 am start. Further information can be obtained from Reid Anderson on 0776 332 8804.

Sky Ride are holding four rides over the next two weekends, including the Dark Vale Ride and the Blackstone Edge Reservoir Rumble on Sunday.

For more details about the upcoming Sky Ride events, visit www.goskyride.com.

Councillor Barry Collins, Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment, said: “This is an amazing opportunity to promote and develop cycling in Calderdale and throughout the borough.”

This year’s South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival also starts next weekend, with a host of cycling activities planned throughout the region.

The Business for Calderdale Committee will be unveiling plans for an all-day event to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Calderdale at their monthly networking event at the Fleece Inn, Ripponden on September 10.

There will also be a meeting at Dean Clough on Tuesday, September 3 at 2pm for artists and creatiev industries to find out more about about next year’s Cultural Festival.