The Piece Hall was the star of the show during the final stage of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire with thousands gathering at the historic landmark to see the race depart.
The recently restored site played host to the start of the fourth stage of the cycling event and Nicky Chance-Thompson, chief executive of the Piece Hall Trust, thinks that it was a chance to show the world just what the venue can do.
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The race started at the Grade I listed Piece Hall where it was waved off by Halifax residents and many visitors. Riders left the Piece Hall at midday and headed out of the town towards Hebden Bridge on Burnley Road.
The course through Calderdale was mainly downhill but riders had to tackle to infamous Cote de Hebden Bridge up to Pecket Well, the first of the days categorised climbs.
Click on the link at the top of the page to see the stunning picture gallery of the Piece Hall in all its glory.