Victoria Park, Keighley, and Central Park, Haworth, confirmed as Tour de France spectator hubs

The Tour de France

The Tour de France

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Key focal points for the thousands of Tour de France spectators due to descend on Keighley district this July have now been confirmed.

Victoria Park, in Keighley, and Central Park at Haworth – plus Riverside Gardens, Ilkley – will all be official spectator hubs for the July 5 and 6 weekend.

The locations have been carefully chosen to help people congregate safely, while watching the opening stages of the world's greatest annual sporting event for free.

The company in charge of co-ordinating the spectator hubs, Tour de France Hub 2014 Ltd, has revealed that there will be a total of 17 hubs at different points along the route. Each will display the race on a giant television screen.

The Victoria Park site, which can hold around 4,500 people, will be organised for July 5 and 6. As well as the big screen, it will feature a funfair and disabled facilities and toilets.

Space will be limited at the popular Central Park site in Haworth, where the riders will be facing a steep hill climb. In addition to the existing amenities in the village, the park will accommodate a big screen, food stalls selling local produce, activities for children, and disabled access.

Councillor Andrew Thornton, Bradford Council's portfolio holder for sport, said: "The hubs are the ideal place to relax and enjoy this fantastic spectacle.

"These three sites tick all the boxes for a great family day out, and people will be able to watch the whole race while soaking up the amazing atmosphere."

Other spectator events are being hosted by town and parish councils and community groups.

Sir Rodney Walker, chairman of Tour de France Hub 2014, said: "Grand Depart spectator hubs are the perfect places to catch this world-class sporting event."

* Full story in this week's Keighley News

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5:40pm Wed 26 Mar 14

tjjack says...

Keighley gets a funfair and toilets!
Haworth gets local food stalls and activities for children!
Keighley gets a funfair and toilets! Haworth gets local food stalls and activities for children! tjjack
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8:04am Thu 27 Mar 14

Mixter says...

Just what you want is a funfair. Something to take up valuable space when folk are there to view something totally unconnected. Lets hope the council are getting a good wedge from it.
Just what you want is a funfair. Something to take up valuable space when folk are there to view something totally unconnected. Lets hope the council are getting a good wedge from it. Mixter
  • Score: 3

7:47pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Little Green Man says...

Please don't mention the council! You know how it stirs up the patients...:)
Please don't mention the council! You know how it stirs up the patients...:) Little Green Man
  • Score: 0

12:17pm Fri 28 Mar 14

TheGerihatrick says...

Did someone mention the council???I knew they'd have something to do with all this 'Tour de France' nonsense....
Did someone mention the council???I knew they'd have something to do with all this 'Tour de France' nonsense.... TheGerihatrick
  • Score: 1

1:04pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Mixter says...

The Council are currently on a months residential course at Taylors Brewery, learning how to organise a pi$$ up.
The Council are currently on a months residential course at Taylors Brewery, learning how to organise a pi$$ up. Mixter
  • Score: 4

2:22pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Stevo54 says...

Yes please oh please no council based comments, the thought of the repercussions brings me out in a rash.
Yes please oh please no council based comments, the thought of the repercussions brings me out in a rash. Stevo54
  • Score: 0

7:06pm Fri 28 Mar 14

jimmy k says...

TheGerihatrick wrote:
Did someone mention the council???I knew they'd have something to do with all this 'Tour de France' nonsense....
yes i believe the council did start the tour de france just cant think why they used that name though.
[quote][p][bold]TheGerihatrick[/bold] wrote: Did someone mention the council???I knew they'd have something to do with all this 'Tour de France' nonsense....[/p][/quote]yes i believe the council did start the tour de france just cant think why they used that name though. jimmy k
  • Score: 0

7:17pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Little Green Man says...

jimmy k wrote:
TheGerihatrick wrote:
Did someone mention the council???I knew they'd have something to do with all this 'Tour de France' nonsense....
yes i believe the council did start the tour de france just cant think why they used that name though.
seems strange - but they could have called it Tour de Civic Centre and we would have all the fun of the cavedweller input, Le Tour will cost Keighley umpteen thousands, The Civic Centre debt is is because of Le Tour, Le Tour organisers are all KTC councillors, Le Tour organisers call everyone swivel eyed loons (correct spelling Dave).

At least we're not subject to all that, the Cavedwellers have obviously given up the cause, Ron, Elizabeth, Ian and Mary no longer post, nothing from Graham for a week or two, Daves still a loose cannon firing wildly at anything that moves, and Simon is still a short person with a Napoleon Complex - looks like its all over!
[quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheGerihatrick[/bold] wrote: Did someone mention the council???I knew they'd have something to do with all this 'Tour de France' nonsense....[/p][/quote]yes i believe the council did start the tour de france just cant think why they used that name though.[/p][/quote]seems strange - but they could have called it Tour de Civic Centre and we would have all the fun of the cavedweller input, Le Tour will cost Keighley umpteen thousands, The Civic Centre debt is is because of Le Tour, Le Tour organisers are all KTC councillors, Le Tour organisers call everyone swivel eyed loons (correct spelling Dave). At least we're not subject to all that, the Cavedwellers have obviously given up the cause, Ron, Elizabeth, Ian and Mary no longer post, nothing from Graham for a week or two, Daves still a loose cannon firing wildly at anything that moves, and Simon is still a short person with a Napoleon Complex - looks like its all over! Little Green Man
  • Score: 0

7:40pm Sat 29 Mar 14

jimmy k says...

Little Green Man wrote:
jimmy k wrote:
TheGerihatrick wrote:
Did someone mention the council???I knew they'd have something to do with all this 'Tour de France' nonsense....
yes i believe the council did start the tour de france just cant think why they used that name though.
seems strange - but they could have called it Tour de Civic Centre and we would have all the fun of the cavedweller input, Le Tour will cost Keighley umpteen thousands, The Civic Centre debt is is because of Le Tour, Le Tour organisers are all KTC councillors, Le Tour organisers call everyone swivel eyed loons (correct spelling Dave).

At least we're not subject to all that, the Cavedwellers have obviously given up the cause, Ron, Elizabeth, Ian and Mary no longer post, nothing from Graham for a week or two, Daves still a loose cannon firing wildly at anything that moves, and Simon is still a short person with a Napoleon Complex - looks like its all over!
all that and other people seem to be posting on here and other threads as well,maybe they think it's safe to come on now the usual suspects have gone quiet,as we know unless your 100% in agreement with them all the time your obviously part of the conspiracy.
[quote][p][bold]Little Green Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheGerihatrick[/bold] wrote: Did someone mention the council???I knew they'd have something to do with all this 'Tour de France' nonsense....[/p][/quote]yes i believe the council did start the tour de france just cant think why they used that name though.[/p][/quote]seems strange - but they could have called it Tour de Civic Centre and we would have all the fun of the cavedweller input, Le Tour will cost Keighley umpteen thousands, The Civic Centre debt is is because of Le Tour, Le Tour organisers are all KTC councillors, Le Tour organisers call everyone swivel eyed loons (correct spelling Dave). At least we're not subject to all that, the Cavedwellers have obviously given up the cause, Ron, Elizabeth, Ian and Mary no longer post, nothing from Graham for a week or two, Daves still a loose cannon firing wildly at anything that moves, and Simon is still a short person with a Napoleon Complex - looks like its all over![/p][/quote]all that and other people seem to be posting on here and other threads as well,maybe they think it's safe to come on now the usual suspects have gone quiet,as we know unless your 100% in agreement with them all the time your obviously part of the conspiracy. jimmy k
  • Score: -1

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