It will be just fantastical!
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.