Mo­torists warned about road clo­sures dur­ing tour cy­cle race

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

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.

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