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Kirklees Tour de France road closures revealed

THE SUMMIT Mayor of Kirklees and cycling enthusiast with Mirfield cycling legend Brian Robinson on top of Home Moss, which is on the Grand Depart route.

THE SUMMIT Mayor of Kirklees and cycling enthusiast with Mirfield cycling legend Brian Robinson on top of Home Moss, which is on the Grand Depart route.

More than 170 roads will be closed when the Tour de France rolls into Kirklees this Summer.

Kirklees Council officials have released a list of closures for the date of the Grand Depart, Sunday July 6.

They affect roads are in Huddersfield and Holmfirth.

Many will be shut from 7am until 3pm, though some will have to close on the Saturday to allow time to prepare the race route.

This length of time is needed to allow the route to be prepared, infrastructure to be put in place and removed afterwards, the Tour’s publicity ‘caravan’ of vehicles to begin its journey through the stage, the race itself and the safe dispersal of spectators.

The route will need to be clear of all public vehicles before the road closure time.

Emergency access for ‘blue light’ services will be kept open at all times.

A dedicated telephone number for Tour de France enquiries in Kirklees has been set up on 01484 414881.

Click on the link below to see the full list of road closures.

http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/events/tourDeFrance/pdf/tourDeFranceRoadClosures.pdf

 

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