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Tour de Yorkshire viewing area is available for disabled spectators

Spectators who need an accessible viewing area for the Tour de Yorkshire finish in Settle are being invited to apply for tickets.

Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire finishes in Settle on Friday April 29, 2016, and an allocated spectator area for disabled people is being set up.

There will be 20 spaces available, 10 for disabled people and 10 for accompanying guests or carers. These spaces are outside so spectators are advised to dress appropriately.

Those requesting spaces will need to prove eligibility by providing documentation stating their entitlement to Disability Living Allowance (or its equivalent) with the higher mobility component.

Applications must be received by April 22, 2016 at the latest. Tickets will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis, and so people are advised to submit their application form as soon as possible. Further details regarding the exact location will be sent out with tickets.

The allocated area on the route is in Settle town centre. Entry to the area is free of charge but by pre-booked ticket only. The Greenfoot Festival Fanzone also has a big screen and is wheelchair accessible.

The spectator area will be open from 11am. Spectators must be in place prior to the arrival of the race entourage that arrives before the peleton at around 2.30pm. If spectators are not in place by then, their space may be allocated to others.

There will be accessible portable toilets in the Ashfield car park (approximately 400metres from the viewing area) and Greenfoot Festival Fanzone.

Parking will be available at either Ashfield Car Park/Settle Working Men's Club or at Greenfoot Car Park where there will be allocated spaces available for Blue Badge holders.

Roads are expected to be extremely busy and there will be a number of road closures including the centre of Settle, so spectators are asked to try to get to their destination as early as possible.  No special dispensation can be given to anyone stuck in traffic.

Full details on road closures can be found at www.cravendc.gov.uk/tdy along with more information on the viewing areas and an application form to download. Alternatively an application form can be obtained by emailing tdy@cravendc.gov.uk