A heads up for CHFT colleagues about the potential impact from the Tour de Yorkshire this Sunday 5th May.

It it scheduled to leave Halifax Piece Hall at 12.35 pm and will tour the town centre including the Savile Park area before heading out via Ovenden Road. (see full info below)

Road closures will be place from 7am on the day so colleagues and this  will affect colleagues who live in Halifax getting to and from work for both the early shifts and the late shifts.

CHFT colleagues may need other routes/arrangements to get in to work.

Here's the information from the Calderdale Council website.

Tour de Yorkshre Route Through Halifax and Calderdale

Cyclists will exit the Southgate of The Piece Hall at 12.35pm in a ceremonial start, across Cross Street and turn left onto Horton Street before turning left onto Square Road. 

They will ascend Winding Road and take a left onto Commercial Street before passing The Victoria Theatre on route to Skircoat Road.

The race then bears right onto Heath Road before turning right onto Free School Lane and past Saville Park.

At Kings Cross the Peloton will turn right and travel along Aachen and Burdock Way before reaching the large roundabout where the race will turn left onto Ovenden Road where the race officially starts at 12.48pm.

The peloton will pick up Shay Lane and commence up Holdsworth Road to enter the pretty village of Bradshaw at 12.54pm, before leaving Calderdale at Green Lane at 12.57pm on towards Haworth. (note timings are approximate and may be subject to change on the day)