Tour de Yorkshire sportive to precede the big race

Tour de France. Commercial Street, Hebden Bridge.
Tour de France. Commercial Street, Hebden Bridge.

On Sunday thousands of amateur cyclists will also be taking to the streets of the borough in one of the three Tour de Yorkshire mass participation bike rides.

The longest of these sportives passes through parts of Calderdale, entering the borough on the A629 from Denholme, passing Ogden Water before turning right through Mixenden, close to Mount Tabor and Norton Tower, heading through Warley and Luddendenfoot, before joining the Tour de Yorkshire route at Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge and Pecket Well, leaving the borough at Oxenhope.

The sportive takes place before the main race event and you can still drive along the roads on which the sportive is taking place but please take extra care as there will be a large number of cyclists along the route.

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