Road closures during Tour de Yorkshire

Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire will pass through Kirklees on Sunday 30 April 2017. Anyone traveling 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.

Road closures and parking restrictions in Kirklees

You can find full details of the race route, parking restrictions and rolling road closures online at

Traffic delays on the M62 – Clifton and Birstall

The race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire have advised that traffic will be held for up to 45 minutes at the roundabouts of Junctions 25 (Clifton) and 27 (Birstall ) of the M62 while the race passes.

Motorway users will be unable to enter or exit the motorway during this time and diversions will be in operation.  This is expected to cause severe congestion, both on the motorways, and on the local road networks.

For full details of the route and timings, please see

Traffic delays in Huddersfield

Significant disruption is also expected in the vicinity of the junction of Huddersfield Road, Wakefield Road and Penistone Road at Waterloo traffic lights in Huddersfield, as traffic will also be halted here for up to 45 minutes while the race passes.

For full details of the route and timings, please see

Amateur Sportive race

In addition, from 7am on Sunday morning before the main race, a group of around 5000 amateur riders will be riding in a Sportive race through Hade Edge, Holmfirth, Honley, Farnley Tyas, Highburton and Emley. Sportive cyclists ride under the normal rules of the road and not within a rolling road closure, which means they must obey signs and junctions and have regard for other road users.

Full details of the sportive race can be found online at

Celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire in Birstall

There will be lots of fun activities taking place at Birstall Market Place, organised by Birstall Chamber of Trade and Community Groups to celebrate the arrival of Tour de Yorkshire in the area.

Find out more about the Tour de Yorkshire event, Birstall


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