Women’s Cycle Tour of Britain 6/7th May – Road Closures

Northamptonshire will be hosting the Inaugural Women’s Tour of Britain Cycling Race which commences on the 7th May 2014.

As Oundle is the starting location for the race it will be necessary to set up the day before with closures expected to come into effect at 9.30am on the 6th May and the roads reopened around 1pm on the 7th May. Please click here to see a plan of Oundle road closures.

Northampton will be hosting the end of the first stage which will require setting up on the 7th May. The first closures will come into effect at 4.30am primarily affected St Giles Street , Derngate and Guildhall Road and these will be in place until approximately 7pm.  As the riders approach the finish line it will be necessary to put into place a closure covering the final 1km an hour before they arrive.  It is likely that this closure will come into effect around mid day and will affect Victoria Promenade, Cheyne Walk and Bedford Road .  Please click here to see a plan of Northampton road closures.  Once the riders and support vehicles have reached the finish Bedford Road , Cheyne Walk and Victoria Promenade will be reopened.

The remainder of the route between these two points will be affected by a rolling road closure commencing at 11am along the route shown on the attached link.  The road will be closed by motorcycle escort prior to the riders and support vehicles approaching and reopened once they have passed.

If you require more information about the event please see the Women’s Tour website.