Thumbnail photo shows the Tour of Britain Cycle race which went past Haworth in 2004
TDF Meeting 12 Feb 2014 at West Lane Baptist Church The race route roads will be closed to traffic at 7:00am on the day of the race, 6th July 2014. It is not known exactly when they will re-open, as it is dependent on the volume of traffic in the district. If you are away that day you need to plan for getting out of Haworth before 7:00am and be aware that there may be traffic problems at that time. All vehicles have to be removed from the race route, any vehicle parked after 7:00am will be towed away. Bradford Council are looking at areas where residents who normally park on the race route can park at another place. At about 11:00 am there should be a caravan parade which is made up of sponsor vehicles which lasts about 1:30mins, at the meeting it was explained that there may be logistical problems for it to follow the race route; Main St may be too narrow for some vehicles to negotiate safely. An option being considered is using Rawdon Rd for the vehicles, or it may have to use the Hebden Bridge Rd. Bradford Council are in discussion with the TDF organisers to resolve these issues.
The narrowness of Main St for the cyclists was explained, and is being reviewed as the best way to manage. One option is to barrier both sides to keep the route safe for cyclist and pedestrians. Bradford Council are in discussion with the TDF organisers about this.
17th January 2014 The times of the Tour de France have been announced. The riders will pass through Haworth at about 1:00pm. See: http://letour.yorkshire.com/timings for full race timetable.
13th January 2014 Yorkshire Festival 2014 was launched at the Lower Laithe Reservoir. It is advertised as the biggest art festival in the counties history and will start on 27th March, the 100 days leading up to Tour de France. The full festival programme is due to be released on 29th January.
23rd October 2013 The final route of the 2014 Tour de France has been announced today, which will pass through Haworth on 6th July:
The route takes a right off the A629 Halifax Rd at Cross Roads roundabout on to the B6142, past Lees, on to Mill Hey, Station Rd, up Bridgehouse Lane, left, up Haworth Main St, right fork at the TIC on to Changegate, turn left on to North St, on to West Lane, down to Sladen Bridge up towards Stanbury, take a left on to Reservoir Rd, over Lower Laithe reservoir, past Penistone Hill to Moorside Lane, Shaw Lane, to Oxenhope, right on to the A6033 to Hebden Bridge.