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Not long now Cleckheaton......

Its coming our way in approx

Approximate Timings - SUNDAY 30th

Top of Moorside    15.02 to 15.18
Cleckheaton         15.08 to 15.25
Gomersal             15.10 to 15.27
All timings are approximate and are dependant on speed travelled. A full breakdown of timings can be found at Tour de Yorkshire. A number of Tour vehicles will pass through along the route in advance of the riders. 

Unlike the Tour de France where the entire route was closed to all traffic, the police escort the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists in a rolling road closure.  This is where police motorcycles ride ahead of the group, and direct traffic to stop so that the cyclists can pass.

This means that the vast majority of the route will only remain closed for as long as it takes the cyclists to pass so that disruption is kept to a minimum.

Welcome to Yorkshire has however asked the council to close some roads in Cleckheaton and Birstall for longer, because of safety reasons.  People living on these streets have been advised that if they need to use their car during these times, they should consider moving it to a street nearby which has direct access out on to the road network.

Anyone travelling on the roads around the route on 30 April 2017 should be aware that the race may well cause some disruption and delay.  The best idea is to plan ahead, avoid the race route, and allow extra time for your journey.