Motorists warned about road closures during tour cycle race
MOTORISTS are being warned about the road closures that will accompany the return of the Halfords Tour Series cycle race to Peterborough.
Routes around the city centre will be disrupted on June 15 while organisers set up the 1.1km circuit. These will include Cathedral Square, Bridge Street, the southbound carriageway of Bourges Boulevard, Cowgate and Church Street.
The roads will be blocked off from 2pm until about 9pm, after the main race, which starts at 7pm.
Creation of the circuit also means drivers will not be able to enter or leave the city centre via Priestgate or Wentworth Street.
There will be an on-street parking ban in Cowgate, Priestgate, Wentworth Street, Trinity Street and King’s Street between 8am and 9pm and limited access to Long Causeway because this is where race teams will park their support vehicles.
During the closure of the southbound carriageway of Bourges Boulevard, traffic will be diverted via Thorpe Road, Longthorpe Parkway, Nene Parkway and Fletton Parkway.
Peterborough City Council is encouraging people to use alternative modes of transport if they are travelling to the city centre on the day.
Head of city operations Annette Joyce said: “People who normally drive into the area can park elsewhere, move their cars before the restrictions start, use public transport or enter into the spirit of the event by cycling on this occasion.”
The programme of events will get underway at 2pm, when members of Peterborough Cycling Club and Fenland Clarion Cycling Club take to the course.
They will be followed at 3pm with a Le Mans-style fusion go-kart race, before 80 youngsters take to the course at 4pm for a duathlon. The main event will see 50 international riders compete in a race.
ReSTRICTIOnS: Council head of operations Annette Joyce.