It will be just fan­tas­ti­cal!

Halifax Courier - - Tour De France In Calderdale -

Tod­mor­den will turn to pedal power and a lot of imag­i­na­tion when the Fan­tas­ti­cal Cy­cle Pa­rade hits the streets of the town at 1pm on Satur­day, April 26.

Fol­low­ing two weeks of work­shops run by or­gan­is­ers Hand­made Pa­rade, in part­ner­ship with Tour De Tod, it is one of the York­shire Fes­ti­val big events - 100 days of arts and com­mu­nity ex­trav­a­gan­zas in the county in the run up to the Tour De France com­ing here on July 5 and 6, and to Calderdale on the lat­ter day.

More than 100 dec­o­rated bikes and scoot­ers, four gi­ant ki­netic sculp­tures, bands, gaint walk­a­bout pup­pets and street per­form­ers will leave Cen­tre Vale Park and make their way via Burn­ley Road and Halifax Road to Pol­li­na­tion Street next to Tod­mor­den mar­ket, where there will be time from 2pm to 4pm to see some of the mod­els in closeup and ad­mire all those dec­o­rated by lo­cal people.

Thou­sands of people are ex­pected to come along and see the spec­ta­cle. Or­gan­is­ers rec­om­mend people car share or come in by pub­lic trans­port but there will be some ex­tra park­ing avail­able at Tod­mor­den High, Weir’s Halifax Road premises and on Sal­ford Way yard.

Or­gan­is­ers would like to warn people in ad­vance of con­sid­er­able dis­rup­tion on on Burn­ley Road and Halifax Road from ap­prox­i­mately 1.15pm to 1.45pm. They rec­om­mend that if you need to travel at these times plan your di­ver­sion route to avoid frus­tra­tion, or stop to en­joy the pa­rade and travel later.

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