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A media round-up of the scenes through Holmfirth on July 6th 2014 as crowds flocked to welcome ‘Le Tour de France’ to Yorkshire. Thousands of residents and visitors lined the route as the riders made their way through the centre of the Town. Quickly progressing along Woodhead Road and onto Holme Bridge where the Peloton began their gruelling (they made it look easy) ascent of Holme Moss.

Here is our ‘Pick of the Best Hashtag Round-up’ from our social media accounts as the events unfolded. Thank you to everyone that Tweeted, Pinned, and/or @’ed us! Submit your photos or videos to us by email: hello@holmfirth.org – More on the way!

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tour-de-france-yorkshireUnless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 12 months, you’ve probably already heard the news that this years “Le Tour” cycling event will be starting in Yorkshire.

The iconic multi-stage event is primarily help in France (hence Tour De France), but on occasion does pass through nearby countries, with the UK and specifically Yorkshire being this years starting point. Exciting, right?

The event is broken up into three main stages which will take place over the first weekend in July.

Route maps for the 3 stages of the race

As you can see it’s Stage 2 that will see the cyclists pass through Holmfirth with large crowds expected up at Holme Moss, and on the roads from Holmfirth to Holmbridge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which roads are closed in Holmfirth for the Tour de France?

All towns that play host to Le Tour will a huge number of road closures and diversions in place – and Holmfirth is certainly no exception. Listed below are the confirmed road closures by Kirklees Council which will be in effect on July 6th in the Holme Valley (Click here to see the full list of road closures in Huddersfield). A lot of the closures are for roads which feature on the route directly, but the vast majority of the closures about to be for roads that link into the race route and as a result will be closed for several hours. To discuss these road closures with other Holmfirth residents, and stay upto date on the latest developments please see this forum discussion page.

Holmfirth

  • Huddersfield Road ROUTE
  • Wood Lane, point closure at junction with race route
  • Bridge Lane, point closure at junction with race route
  • Town Hall Street, point closure at junction with race route
  • Crown Lane, point closure at junction with race route
  • Access road to rear 8-22 Hightown Lane/Civic Hall, point closure at junction with race route
  • School Street, point closure at junction with race route
  • Beech Street, point closure at junction with race route
  • Hightown Lane, point closure at junction with race route
  • Cooper Lane, point closure at junction with race route
  • Norridge Bottom, point closure at junction with race route
  • Victoria Street closed full length
  • Towngate closed full length
  • Bus Station closed full length
  • Station Road, closed where road becomes New Mill Road, junction with Town End Road
  • Access road to rear 2-6 Upperthong Lane/29-37 Huddersfield Road, point closure at junction with race route
  • Hollowgate Holmfirth closed full length from Thursday
  • Lower Mill Lane closed full length
  • New Fold closed full length
  • Goose Green closed full length
  • Rotcher Road closed full length
  • Dunford Road, closed at junction of access to Swan Bank Court
  • South Lane, closed at junction of Back Lane
  • Upper Thong Lane, point closure at junction with race route
  • Greenfield Road, closed at junction of Modd Lane
  • Woodhead Road ROUTE
  • Access to rear 1-11 Woodhead Road, point closure at junction with race route
  • Access to 4 Woodhead Road, point closure at junction with race route
  • Little Lane, point closure at junction with race route
  • Access to 31-43 Woodhead Road, point closure at junction with race route
  • Modd Lane, point closure at junction with race route
  • Perseverance Place, point closure at junction with race route
  • Access to rear 51-61 Woodhead Road, point closure at junction with race route
  • Victoria Mills, point closure at junction with race route
  • Access to 42-56 Woodhead Road, point closure at junction with race route
  • Bryndlee Court, point closure at junction with race route
  • Burnlee Road, point closure at junction with race route
  • Fairfields Road, to be closed for a length deemed suitable for parked cars for the route
  • Shaw Lane, to be closed for length deemed suitable for parked cars for the route

Netherthong

  • New Road, point closure at junction with race route

Holmbridge

  • Woodhead Road ROUTE
  • Heald Court, to be closed for a length deemed suitable for parked cars for the route
  • Access to Fairfields Road, to be closed for a length deemed suitable for parked cars for the route
  • Access to Stubbin Farm, to be closed for a length deemed suitable for parked cars for the route
  • Co-op Lane, point closure at junction with race route
  • Old Road, point closure at junction with race route
  • Stubbin Fold, to be closed for a length deemed suitable for parked cars for the route
  • Broadfield Park, to be closed for a length deemed suitable for parked cars for the route
  • Moss Edge View, to be closed for a length deemed suitable for parked cars for the route
  • Field End Lane, to be closed for a length deemed suitable for parked cars for the route
  • Digley Road, to be closed for a length deemed suitable for parked cars for the route
  • Bank Lane, point closure, closed from Saturday evening to Holme Moss
  • Smithy Lane, closed from junction with Bank Lane to Dobb Top Road
  • Dobb Top Road, closed at junction with Smithy Lane and Bankfield Drive
  • Wheat Close, point closure at junction with race route

Holme

  • Woodhead Road ROUTE, closed from Friday evening from bus turnaround to Holme Moss
  • Turf Gate, point closure at junction with race route
  • Fieldhead Lane closed full length from Friday evening
  • Meal Hill Road, point closure at junction with race route
  • Watery Lane, point closure at junction with race route
  • Rake Head Road closed full length to where to where it becomes Holme Woods Lane
  • Holme Woods Lane closed fill length to where it becomes Kiln Bent Road,
  • Kiln Bent Road, closed to junction of Ramsden Lane
  • Old Gate closed
  • Burley Bank Lane closed

For residents in the area this will ofcourse mean road closures (Over 200 roads will close for 8 hours or more).

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Useful Links For Residents

Residents Info (kirklees.gov.uk)
Road Closures (kirklees.gov.uk)
Areas with parking restrictions (PDF File)
Areas needing access permits (PDF File)

Useful Links For Visitors

Holmfirth Visitor Help (Community.Holmfirth.org)
Le Tour Yorkshire (Official)
Tour de France (Wikipedia)
Grand Départ in Yorkshire for 2014 (Officiall)


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