Tour De France Road Closures In Bradford
11 March 2014, 14:04
Bradford Council have released the details of which roads will be closed in the region during this summer's Tour De France.
The roads listed below will be closed from very early in the morning and for a minimum period of eight hours.
This is to allow preparation of the race route, the handover to the Tour de France organisers, access for the publicity caravan (which comprises of around 180 sponsors' vehicles), the race itself, the removal of race infrastructure and the safe dispersal of spectators.
Given the anticipated number of visitors to the Bradford district (around 150,000) it is likely that the roads will be closed for most of each day that the route comes through the area.
Stage 1 road closures Saturday, 5 July 2014
The route of Stage One starts in Leeds city centre, goes via Harewood and Otley before it comes into our district at Burley-in-Wharfedale.
From Burley-in-Wharfedale the route goes to Ilkley and exits via the A65 towards Addingham. Once in Addingham it travels through the centre of the village, before heading out of the Bradford district and through the Yorkshire Dales. The final element of the stage sees the route return south passing through Ripon before the finish in Harrogate.
To facilitate Stage One of the Tour de France 2014 the roads listed below must be closed from very early in the morning on the Saturday for a minimum of eight hours.
From the district boundary to A65 Burley-in-Wharfedale
From Burley-in-Wharfedale through Ilkley to Addingham, Main Street
From Addingham Main Street to Skipton Road, Addingham
From Addingham Main Street to A65 junction Addingham and Wharfedale Road
From Skipton Road junction to the district boundary
Stage 2 road closures – Sunday, 6 July 2014
Stage Two of the Grand Départ starts in York and travels through Knaresborough and Harrogate before entering the Bradford district, racing into Addingham from the roundabout at Bolton Abbey before it heads to Silsden.
The route goes through the centre of Silsden, over the canal and out along the main road and onto the A629 by-pass to Keighley. Once at the roundabout the cyclists take a right onto Hard Ings Road and left at the next roundabout heading in to Keighley via Skipton Road. The route goes through Keighley on North Street and South Street, before heading up to Cross Roads. From Cross Roads the riders will travel downhill to Haworth before tackling the cobbles of Haworth Main Street. Once at the top of Haworth, the riders head left along West Lane towards Stanbury before turning left to ride along the dam of Lower Laithe reservoir and on to Oxenhope. From Oxenhope the route goes left on Hebden Bridge Road and heads out of the district to Hebden Bridge.
The final part of Stage Two sees the riders tackle Cragg Vale before passing through Huddersfield and Holmfirth and taking on the Holme Moss climb and the final descent into Sheffield for the finish.
Please note: The Caravan will not be travelling up Haworth Main Street on the cobbles but will use Rawdon Road.
A6160 Bolton Road
From district boundary to Addingham Main Street
From Bolton Road junction via Main Street/Silsden Road to A65 roundabout
From A65 roundabout through Silsden to A629 roundabout
From A6034 Keighley Road roundabout to Hard Ings Road roundabout
From Hard Ings Road roundabout through Keighley via Skipton Road/North Street/High Street/South Street/Halifax Road/Wesley Place/Halifax Road to A6033 Haworth Road roundabout
A6033 Haworth Road
From A629 Halifax Road roundabout at Cross Roads to Lees Lane
From A6033 junction via Lees Lane/Mill Hey/Station Road/Bridgehouse Lane to Main Street
Haworth Main Street & Changegate
From Bridgehouse Lane to North Street
B6142 Rawdon Road
From Bridgehouse Lane to Changegate junction
North Street/West Lane Main Street/Sun Lane/Main Street
From Changegate to Reservoir Road junction
From Main Street/Sun Lane junction to Enfield Side Road/Cemetery Road junction
Moorside Lane/W Shaw Lane/Shaw Lane
From Enfield Side Road/Cemetery Road to Hebden Bridge Road
A6033 Hebden Bridge Road
From Shaw Lane to district boundary