People along Grand Depart route advised about the event's impact

People along Grand Depart route advised about the event's impact

People along Grand Depart route advised about the event's impact

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People in the Bradford district based along the route of next month's Grand Depart are receiving letters offering guidance on how to deal with the race's arrival.

The letters have been issued by Bradford Council's Department of Environment & Sport.

People have been reminded that if they normally park their car on a road which the cyclists will use they must remove it before the day of the race.

Any vehicles remaining on the Tour route will be towed away by the Council, and could also be examined by the security forces.

The advice letter adds: "Nearby on-street parking may be used for this purpose providing existing traffic and parking regulations are adhered to and consideration is given to other road users and residents.

"Where on street parking is limited in certain areas we are providing dedicated resident car parks.

"It is expected that there will be a severe amount of traffic disruption to roads on and around the race route.

"We anticipate that crowds gathering to watch the race will generate a considerable amount of litter, and we have plans in place for roads and pavements to be cleared once the race has passed.

"We are working with the NHS, Social Services and other agencies to ensure that services are still provided to residents."

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2:23pm Wed 18 Jun 14

theoutsider says...

People have been reminded that if they normally park their car on a road which the cyclists will use they must remove it before the day of the race.

Any vehicles remaining on the Tour route will be towed away by the Council, and could also be examined by the security forces.

Well am not shifting my jalopy! in fact I defy any one to move it. Its a rust bucket and spot welded t'road. Its going to be feature of the TV Coverage which a wunt be tuning into coz a wunt go darn't bottom at road to see a load a folk ride past in skin tight lycra and dozy dishes on the heads. i my day we'd Penny Farthing rarnd Tours de France in heavy du

As fert security forces sarnds more like Nazi Germany to me. I spent 5 year getting rid a them nah the intending towing me car off t 'bottom at road'. ON YER BIKE!
People have been reminded that if they normally park their car on a road which the cyclists will use they must remove it before the day of the race. Any vehicles remaining on the Tour route will be towed away by the Council, and could also be examined by the security forces. Well am not shifting my jalopy! in fact I defy any one to move it. Its a rust bucket and spot welded t'road. Its going to be feature of the TV Coverage which a wunt be tuning into coz a wunt go darn't bottom at road to see a load a folk ride past in skin tight lycra and dozy dishes on the heads. i my day we'd Penny Farthing rarnd Tours de France in heavy du As fert security forces sarnds more like Nazi Germany to me. I spent 5 year getting rid a them nah the intending towing me car off t 'bottom at road'. ON YER BIKE! theoutsider
  • Score: -14

2:38pm Wed 18 Jun 14

theoutsider says...

by't way that should read "i my day we'd Penny Farthing rarnd...in heavy duty army fatigues!"
by't way that should read "i my day we'd Penny Farthing rarnd...in heavy duty army fatigues!" theoutsider
  • Score: -10

2:53pm Wed 18 Jun 14

A650 says...

Have you forgotten your medication today?
Have you forgotten your medication today? A650
  • Score: 13

3:04pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Julie D says...

Is it tax and Insured !! if it isn't it shouldn't be there anyway
Is it tax and Insured !! if it isn't it shouldn't be there anyway Julie D
  • Score: 9

3:07pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Ralph Pootawn says...

where are people on Halifax road supposed to park? stupid.
where are people on Halifax road supposed to park? stupid. Ralph Pootawn
  • Score: -5

3:07pm Wed 18 Jun 14

MarkPullen says...

Just realised that this is a great opportunity to get rid of old mattresses and fridges etc .... just leave them in the road!
Just realised that this is a great opportunity to get rid of old mattresses and fridges etc .... just leave them in the road! MarkPullen
  • Score: 9

3:11pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Julie D says...

Ralph Pootawn wrote:
where are people on Halifax road supposed to park? stupid.
Go out for the day !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Ralph Pootawn[/bold] wrote: where are people on Halifax road supposed to park? stupid.[/p][/quote]Go out for the day !!!!! Julie D
  • Score: 4

3:15pm Wed 18 Jun 14

MarkPullen says...

Julie D wrote:
Ralph Pootawn wrote:
where are people on Halifax road supposed to park? stupid.
Go out for the day !!!!!
Go away for the weekend is a better suggestion!
[quote][p][bold]Julie D[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Pootawn[/bold] wrote: where are people on Halifax road supposed to park? stupid.[/p][/quote]Go out for the day !!!!![/p][/quote]Go away for the weekend is a better suggestion! MarkPullen
  • Score: 5

5:10pm Wed 18 Jun 14

I can see clearly now... says...

Where are all the whingers today? ;0) I would have expected a lot more moans about this story. Personally, I think it's terrific that a high profile, international sporting event like the TDF is coming to Yorkshire and whilst it's inevitable that some people are going to be inconvenienced, it's not asthough we haven't all been warned about it.
Where are all the whingers today? ;0) I would have expected a lot more moans about this story. Personally, I think it's terrific that a high profile, international sporting event like the TDF is coming to Yorkshire and whilst it's inevitable that some people are going to be inconvenienced, it's not asthough we haven't all been warned about it. I can see clearly now...
  • Score: 6

8:46pm Wed 18 Jun 14

upnorthisbest says...

To theoutsider.........
Get yourself into your outside loo; sit their all day. Listen to everyone having a great day watching a fantastic sporting occasion. Then go and pick your rusty old banger from the compound, and go to the poundshop and treat yourself to a bag of happiness !! True soldiers are heroes, i`m guessing you weren`t one ....
To theoutsider......... Get yourself into your outside loo; sit their all day. Listen to everyone having a great day watching a fantastic sporting occasion. Then go and pick your rusty old banger from the compound, and go to the poundshop and treat yourself to a bag of happiness !! True soldiers are heroes, i`m guessing you weren`t one .... upnorthisbest
  • Score: 3

11:18pm Wed 18 Jun 14

BierleyBoy says...

What next? The first hour of the 24hr Le Mans race being held on Bradford ring road? It's the Tour De France. Yorkshire is not in France. It is laughable thatpeople are being suckered into this whole thing which I'm sure has cost hundreds of millions to ship over.

The ridiculous claims of tourist bosses about huge uplifts in tourist numbers last year are evidence enough that they are desperate to give the impression all that money has generated some.

How long will it take the peloton to pass by? 2 minutes?
What next? The first hour of the 24hr Le Mans race being held on Bradford ring road? It's the Tour De France. Yorkshire is not in France. It is laughable thatpeople are being suckered into this whole thing which I'm sure has cost hundreds of millions to ship over. The ridiculous claims of tourist bosses about huge uplifts in tourist numbers last year are evidence enough that they are desperate to give the impression all that money has generated some. How long will it take the peloton to pass by? 2 minutes? BierleyBoy
  • Score: -4

6:05am Thu 19 Jun 14

damraf says...

The race is bringing thousands of people to the area, they will eat drink and maybe sleep here. That all cost money, money that's going into local shops and buisnesss. It's a win win situation a small inconvenience for a few hours but big boost for the area
The race is bringing thousands of people to the area, they will eat drink and maybe sleep here. That all cost money, money that's going into local shops and buisnesss. It's a win win situation a small inconvenience for a few hours but big boost for the area damraf
  • Score: 1

8:51am Thu 19 Jun 14

A650 says...

3 million people estimated to be watching it in person over the weekend. Not to be sniffed at. Savvy businesses will make a killing in the areas where it passes.

The peleton is preceded by a caravan of vehicles, floats and all sorts giving out loads of freebies. This is arguably better than the cycling. There'll be plenty to see. Good to see most folk looking forward to it. The whingers will be in a minority.
3 million people estimated to be watching it in person over the weekend. Not to be sniffed at. Savvy businesses will make a killing in the areas where it passes. The peleton is preceded by a caravan of vehicles, floats and all sorts giving out loads of freebies. This is arguably better than the cycling. There'll be plenty to see. Good to see most folk looking forward to it. The whingers will be in a minority. A650
  • Score: 2

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