Latest edition, number 171 now online.
Message from ASAG:
First of all I would like to welcome Martin Hemingway to our supporters group. Martin is a member of the Headingley Green Party and they are supporting our proposals to re- open Arthington Station. I would also like to welcome Helen Pickering from the North West Leeds Transport Forum. Both groups are fighting against the Trolley Bus proposals for the A660 and believe that Arthington Station would form part of a viable alternative to this £250 million pound scheme. We thank them for their support and I hope we are able to offer our own support in return. Continue reading
Following two hours after the publicity caravan, the first actual cyclists will depart at 11.10am and are expected to pass through Arthington at noon, Pool-in-Wharfedale at 12.06pm, and Otley just six minutes later, at 12.12pm.
Just in time for lunch whilst the race infrastructure is removed.
A message from Councillor Barry Anderson:
A number of residents have raised concerns around gully cleansing in our area. I have been chasing up the Department responsible to take action and I have received the following update from WNW Environmental Action Team: Continue reading
A broad statement on closures, the detailed consequences will be telling.
Stage 1 road closures – Saturday 5 July 2014 The roads listed will be closed for a minimum period of eight hours to allow preparation of the race route, the handover to the Tour de France organisers, access for the publicity caravan (which comprises more than 150 sponsors’ vehicles), the race itself, the removal of race infrastructure, and the safe dispersal of spectators. Given the anticipated number of visitors to North Yorkshire, it is likely that the roads will be closed for most of the Saturday. Wherever feasible, access will be maintained on key routes that cross the closed roads for as long as possible before the race.
Full details of closures can be seen at:
Report from Bradford Telegraph and Argus:
Otley’s only Post Office is to close for a fortnight to allow a major revamp to take place. Continue reading
The latest weather forecast shows that, after the recent rain, we’re expecting to see a combination of light winds and cloud breaks to lead to the risk of some fog forming overnight and into Monday morning. The fog is likely to become dense in places. This may impact on travel during the start of the working week. Continue reading
The official timings have been published. The Caravan will arrive in Arthington at 10.03, and in Pool at 10.07.
Details for all stages available at http://letour.yorkshire.com/documents/tdf/timings/TDF2014TimetableStage1.pdf
‘ After a meeting with the PPC/TdF/RGMC Committee’s yesterday evening it was agreed that Pool AFC and Pool CC can have use of the bridge field and the football practice.
The bridge field will be used for camping, caravaning and camper vans the practice field will be used for car parking.
The preferred entrance to the fields will be via the gate opposite the shell garage. For parking it will be via the Mill estate.’