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Itinerary unveiled for Tour de France's progress through Keighley district
3:40pm Friday 17th January 2014 in News
Tour de France organisers have now revealed what time the cyclists and accompanying “caravan” vehicles will arrive in the towns and villages of Keighley district on July 6.
The detailed itinerary has been published on the Tour de France section of Welcome to Yorkshire’s website.
It indicates that the event, comprising both cyclists and the caravan, will take about two and a half hours to pass through the district.
The first vehicles in the caravan are due to start entering Silsden from 11.02am, with the cyclists expected in the town from 12.52pm.
Sponsors’ cars, decorated floats and other vehicles belonging to the caravan should begin arriving in Keighley from 11.06am and the first cyclists will enter from 12.55pm onwards.
Spectators in Cross Roads can expect the caravan to appear from 11.19am, with the cyclists scheduled to arrive at 1.08pm.
According to the itinerary, caravan vehicles and riders will start to show up in Haworth at 11.22am and 1.10pm respectively and in Oxenhope from 11.32am and 1.19pm respectively.
Although the long column of cars, floats and cyclists should take about two hours to pass each point, organisers have warned that roads along the route will be closed off well in advance of the Tour’s arrival.