Bradford Telegraph and Argus'Hubs' revealed to watch Le Tour's Grand Depart (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)

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'Hubs' revealed to watch Le Tour's Grand Depart

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Coun Andrew Thornton Coun Andrew Thornton

The best places to watch the Tour de France as it roars through Bradford district have been revealed.

Spectator hubs will be created at Riverside Gardens in Ilkley, Victoria Park in Keighley, and Central Park in Haworth, for the Grand Depart.

The hubs are organised to be some of the best places to watch the opening stages of the world-famous race for free. There will be smaller hubs in Otley town centre, on Skipton high street, and at Grassington National Park Centre.

TdFHUB2104 Ltd has revealed the location of the hubs.

The Ilkley hub is one of the bigger ones and will feature two big screens. It will run over four days from July 3 to 6 and is expected to attract more than 13,000 fans. There will be food stalls, cycle parking facilities, a large car park and disabled access.

The Keighley site, which can hold about 4,500 people, will be organised for July 5 and 6 and will feature a big screen, a funfair, and disabled facilities and toilets.

Space will be limited at the Central Park site in Haworth when the riders face a key climb on the route. In addition to the existing amenities in the village, the park will also have a large screen, food stalls, children activities, 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 you'll be able to watch the whole race while soaking up the amazing atmosphere.”

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5:33pm Wed 26 Mar 14

pcmanners says...

I suppose we'll need permits to watch now Coun Thornton's involved. Bradford needs this to be a success. Coun Green should appoint somebody different. Everything his friend does is a disaster.
I suppose we'll need permits to watch now Coun Thornton's involved. Bradford needs this to be a success. Coun Green should appoint somebody different. Everything his friend does is a disaster. pcmanners
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