Public Survey: Cycling on Norland Moor, Calderdale by November 11

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Norland Moor is majority owned and managed by Calderdale Council and provides nearly 100 hectares of important heath and moorland habitat.

The area is also an attractive and valued recreational venue for many different user groups, including cyclists. Cycling is a widely exercised activity on the Moor, though it is currently prohibited through Urban Common status and current byelaws.

Calderdale Council is considering granting permission for cyclists to legally access the Moor. If granted, this would allow cyclists to use certain existing routes, paths, and tracks on that part of the Moor in Council ownership. The Council is currently seeking views on this proposal and would like to hear from all users of the Moor, interest groups, governmental bodies, charitable organisations, and members of the public to help it in making an informed decision.

An aerial map showing the proposed routes, paths and tracks are available on-line or can inspected at Halifax Central Library, Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG during normal opening hours (closed Sunday). Alternatively, copies can be requested via email by contacting

View Aerial Map for Norland Moor proposed routes here

To submit your response on-line, please visit

Alternatively ,you can write to us at Norland Moor Cycling Consultation (FAO Calderdale Countryside Service), Spring Hall Mansion, Huddersfield Road, Halifax HX3 OAQ requesting a paper copy of the survey

You can also email , or collect a paper copy from Halifax Central Library. Paper responses can be left in the collection box in the Central Library or can be posted back to the address above.

Responses need to arrive no later than 11.11 2022

Scanning the QR code below will take you directly to the survey


City Connect free 12 week cycling programme

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City Connect are running another round of their  Free 12-week cycling programme.

2-hour cycling sessions per week with qualified instructors led by West Yorkshire Combined Authority City Connect Programme for adults with mental or physical health concerns.

Participants need to be referred by primary and secondary health care services, exercise referral schemes or specialist health-support charities.



Download leaflet here

Become a Tour de Yorkshire Tour Maker!

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Welcome to Yorkshire are on the lookout for passionate and reliable volunteers to become Tour Makers at this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

Tour Makers are the welcoming face of Yorkshire for the millions of spectators who travel to the county to witness the world’s best cyclists in action between 28-30 April, and are deployed right along the race route… read more …

Welcome to Yorkshire are inviting people to register their interest at before Friday 24 February.

Tour de Yorkshire roadshows go back on the road

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Welcome to Yorkshire has announced new dates for its popular Tour de Yorkshire roadshows which give local residents and businesses everything they need to know to make the most of this year’s race… read more…

The Halifax Roadshow takes place on Thursday 26 January – 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Welcome to Yorkshire will team up with local authorities to run the shows in towns and villages along the 2017 route and information will be shared on how to get involved, build excitement and maximise the benefits of global media coverage.

Get involved and get active with Breeze Bike Rides for Women

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breeze_logoBritish Cycling’s Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women riding bikes for fun and fitness. The amazing Breeze Champions are helping thousands of women feel fitter and more confident on a bike.

  • Rides from 3 miles to 30+
  • All ages and abilities welcome
  • Friendly and supportive

To find out more visit and find a ride near you.

Brooksbank Closed Circuit – FREE Women Only bike ride

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There’s currently 3 places left for The FREE Brooksbank Closed Circuit women only session so if you would like to join in, be sure to book now before it’s too late.

The ride will take place on Saturday 12 December at 12.15pm
At The Brooksbank Closed Circuit, (next to Elland Golf Course), Victoria Road, Elland, HX5 0TA

The ride will last 1 hour – Sign up today

This free session is to give women the opportunity to build their confidence and to get on a bike in a safe environment.