Tour de Yorkshire 2017 Stage 3 - Bradford Centre to Fox Valley, Sheffield

Stage 3 of The Tour de Yorkshire 2017 starts in Bradford City Centre and will be passing through parts of Bradford District on Sunday 30 April 2017.

An interactive map detailing the race route can be found on the official Tour de Yorkshire website.

Delays are to be expected on the day of the race and you are advised to plan your journeys accordingly.

Race start event - Bradford City Centre

On race day there will be a fun-packed programme of events, activities and entertainment in Bradford city centre and across the Bradford district to celebrate Stage Three of the Tour de Yorkshire. The race publicity caravan will leave City Park at 10.10am with the ceremonial start of the race taking place at 12.10pm and then racing through the district on Sunday April 30.

You will be able to watch the race live on the big screen in City Park and between 10am and 2pm, there will be a real party atmosphere in City Park with a host of bands and street theatre to get the crowd fired-up for the main event.

The Peace Artistes, a stunning band rocking with rhythms, have astonished audiences all over the world. Circo Rum Ba Ba will bring their Bicycle Bistro of eccentric moustachioed waiters to delight the crowd and The Bureau of Silly Ideas will involve spectators in their pedal powered show, while Bilingual Bicycles two Franco Latino holiday makers on bikes, bring their tomfoolery of comic action whilst trying to find their way around.

Miss Timed and Miss Judged, two firm but fair sports day adjudicators, will interact with the crowd and involve them in a series of daft time trials and races and 1980s PE teachers Mr Stretch and Mr Armstrong, are on a mission to get the nation fit using only their enthusiasm, a musical pommel horse and some old PE kit from lost property.

Doris, Mary and Marge are a force to be reckoned with on their souped-up shopping trollies and no pavement is safe when the Granny Turismo comes around.

The humorous and thought provoking show The Journey combines early flying machines with touches of Mad Max and Leonardo da Vinci.

Sister Ruth will be bringing her amazing mobile piano to entertain the crowds with comedy patter, hilarious dance moves and unusual renditions of all your favourite songs.

Even though Cuthbert Clott is a complete clot, he is a big fan of penny-farthings, a mode of transport that he has yet to master.

To cut through all this silliness the Huddersfield and Ripponden Brass Band part of the Huddersfield Youth Brass Ensemble will bring the sound of traditional brass to the proceedings. The band recently took part in the Yorkshire Regional Championships clinching first place, and qualifying for the finals, for the first time in 20 years.

There will also be a small Made in Bradford market at the bottom of Darley Street with items on sale from local Bradford producers.

Bradford Capital of Cycling - the final event of the Creative Streets activities will take place at the ‘top of town’ on Darley Street, Ivegate, Kirkgate and Oastler Square from 8am to 11am and 1pm to 4pm. There will also be a chance to ride on a number of adaptive bikes catered to all ages and abilities, as well as slow or timed hill climb races, track stand or wheelie challenges to put your skills to the test.

Details of other events across the District are detailed below.

Race timing

Indicative timings as to where the race will be in the district on the day of the event can be found on the Tour de Yorkshire website.

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Race Publicity Caravan

The Tour de Yorkshire Publicity Caravan will pass along the race route on the day of the event. Confirmed locations and approximate timings for the caravan are as follows;

Location

Time

Burley in Wharfedale

10.23am

Addingham

10.41am

Haworth

12.30pm

Queensbury

12.58pm

Traffic and highways information

City centre road closures - 30 April 2017

To facilitate the start of the race and to enable the event build a series of road closures will be in place within the City Centre on the morning of Sunday 30 April 2017

The following roads within the City Centre will be closed from 5am and no vehicular access will be allowed except for authorised vehicles or as detailed below.

  • Sunbridge Road (Godwin Street to Aldermanbury)
  • Bridge Street (Between Hall Ings and Aldermanbury)
  • Tyrell Street
  • Hustlergate
  • Market Street
  • Bank Street
  • Broadway
  • Hall Ings (Jacobs Well to Drake Street)

All traffic to the Broadway Centre will be routed via Croft Street, Shipley Airedale Road and Leeds Road

Jacobs Well Car Park will be closed for public use from Saturday 29 April to facilitate parking for press and team vehicles.

Bus services using the above roads may be diverted - for further information on the day of the event please see the WY Metro bus alerts page.

Taxi ranks on Norfolk Gardens, Bank Street, Broadway and Sunbridge Road will be suspended on the morning of the race.

It is anticipated that normal City Centre operations will resume early afternoon - however this cannot be guaranteed however and may change on the day.

Race road closures and times - 30 April 2017

The race convoy will move across the district in a mobile road closure “bubble” utilising a Police Outrider Escort.

Unlike the Tour de France where the entire route was closed to all traffic, the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists are escorted by the Police in a rolling road closure, where Police motorcycles ride ahead of the group and direct traffic to stop to allow the cyclists to pass. This means that the vast majority of the route is only closed for a matter of minutes while the cyclists pass by.

The Outriders may close roads for up to 20 to 30 minutes at a time as the race progresses through the district, this is dependent on the speed of the race.

Your patience and cooperation during these periods is appreciated. Once the race has passed normal traffic conditions will resume.

If you are approaching the rear of the race you should not attempt to overtake the escort vehicles under any circumstances.

In certain locations, both along the race route and off it, longer closure periods are required in order to ensure both competitor and public safety.

These locations will be signposted in advance at the relevant locations and will also be listed below:

Local closures (times of closures will be released nearer to the event)

Road

District

Details

Times

Skipton Road

Silsden

Closed at the junction of Woodside Road

11am to 3pm

Holden Lane/Silsden Road

Riddlesden

Closed between Hawber Lane and Banks Lane

10am to 3pm

Banks Lane/Granby Lane

Riddlesden

Full Length Closed

10am to 3pm

Main Street/West Lane/Changegate Haworth

Haworth

Closed along their full lengths

11am to 3pm

B6141 Station Road/Denholme Road/Long Causeway

Oxenhope/Leeming

Closed along its full length

11am to 3pm

Temporary speed limits

On sections of high speed roads (those above 40mph) on the race route the speed limit will be temporarily lowered to 20mph for the duration of the race event. This is to protect the competitors and vehicles at the back of the race convoy.

Parking on the route

Residents and visitors to the area are requested to park their vehicles off the main race route on the day of the race – this enables the riders to take full advantage of the space available to them for safety purposes and also has the added benefit of enabling a better spectator view.

Signs will be placed in particularly narrow areas as a reminder to keep the route clear on the day of the event.

Please note that vehicles parked on the route during the event may be subject to searches by the security services and/or removal as necessary.

Other events across the District

At three Bradford Council-run parks on the route there will be exciting activities for families and children to get involved in. At Lister Park in Manningham, Roberts Park in Saltaire and Victoria Park in Keighley there will be a host of free fun activities including a climbing tower, surf board simulator, bouncy castles, and inflatable play park as well as cycling related face painting and arts and crafts.

The events in City Park, Lister Park and Roberts Park will take place between 10am and 2pm and the activities in Victoria Park in Keighley will be from 11am to 3pm.

There will be other events in the city centre and across the district to help celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire coming to the district.

Events which have received funding from Bradford Council include an event at Bradford Cathedral, a bicycle powered pottery wheel experience at the bottom of Crowgill Road in Shipley for families to make small ceramic items as the race passes, family fun activities at the Halfway House pub in lower Baildon, as well as community events in Addingham and Silsden. There will be a roadside cheer station at Centrepoint Denholme for young people who use the service to watch the race as well as a big community event in Queensbury with a big outdoor screen to watch the race live, market stalls, and community brass bands.

Additional parking near to the King of the Mountain site in Haworth is being provided at the following locations:

  • Church of the Latter Day Saints, Halifax Road, Cross Roads - BD22 9AP
  • Wyedean Weaving, Bridgehouse Mills, Haworth - BD22 8PA
  • Leeming Wells Hotel, Oxenhope - BD22 9SG

These are private car parks and any charges levied are at the sole discretion of the individual land owners.

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