Tour of Britain and Gloucester Pride: Full list of closed city roads and car parks on Super Saturday
With a Pride event as well as the country's most prestigious cycling race taking place in Gloucester on Saturday September 9, it will be a busy day in the city
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Road closures will be in place across Gloucester when the climax of stage seven of the Tour of Britain is held this weekend as well as a Pride event where thousands are expected to attend. The elite cycling race will finish in Gloucester on Saturday, September 9 hours after a parade through the city celebrating the LGBTQ+ community .
With rail strikes due to take place this weekend, residents and visitors travelling into the city are advised to allow plenty of time for their journey. Car parks will also be closed to accommodate support vehicles for each event.
Most of the race will operate a rolling road closure as it travels through Gloucestershire . This means roads will only be closed for around 30 minutes while the race passes through but in Gloucester some roads and car parks will be closed for most of the day.
READ MORE: Tour of Britain: Race timings for Gloucestershire stage
With Gloucester Pride also taking place on the same day, the Pride march will affect some roads in the city too. The Pride March will meet at Gloucester Cathedral from 10.30am before the march leaves at 11.15am for an arrival at Gloucester Park for 12pm.
The route will involve Westgate Street to the Cross before turning down Southgate Street. Meeting the A4301 at Kimbrose Triangle, the march will then go further along Southgate Street past the Tall Ship pub and then turning left along Spa Road into Gloucester Park.
Which roads will be closed in Gloucester on Saturday September 9
The following roads in the city will be closed from midnight to 11:59pm in Gloucester on Saturday September 9:
- Severn Road, full road closure from Commercial Road to Llanthony Road
- The Quay, full road closure from Commercial Road to Westgate Street
- Ladybellgate Street, full road closure from Longsmith Street to Commercial Road – access will be maintained for businesses and car parks
- Longsmith Street, full road closure from Southgate Street to Ladybellgate Street – access will be maintained for businesses and car parks
- Commercial Road, full road closure from Kimbrose Way to Southgate Street
- Southgate Street, full road closure from Kimbrose Way to Longsmith Street
- Parliament Street, full road closure from Southgate Street to Brunswick Road
- Commercial Road, full road closure from Kimbrose Way to The Quay
- Kimbrose Way , full road closure from Southgate Street to Commercial Road
- Llanthony Road, full road closure from Southgate Street to Severn Road
- Spa Road, full road closure from Southgate Street to Brunswick Road
- Southgate Street, road closure Parliament Street to Bristol Road
Which car parks will be closed in Gloucester on Saturday September 9
The following car parks will be closed:
- Southgate Moorings which will be closed for Tour of Britain production
- North Warehouse, which will be closed to the public
All other car parks in Gloucester will be open as usual. Not only are motorists advised to park in legal and designated spaces but, in addition, all spectators should watch from a safe position and not on the road itself.
Meanwhile roads are due to be closed at the start of the race in Tewkesbury. You can find out more about the road closures and the car park closures below.
The following roads will be closed for the event between 3am and 2pm on Saturday, September 9:
- Post Office Lane, a full closure along its entire length
- Gander Lane, a full closure from Church Street to Abbots Walk
- Church Street and Gloucester Road. These roads will be closed to traffic between 3am and 2pm on Saturday, September 9 between the High Street and Lower Lode Lane. There will be no access to frontages by vehicles will be available during these times.
- Barton Street will be closed by a rolling roadblock to all traffic from 10.15am and will be reopened shortly after the race starts at 11am.
- The junctions of Mill Street and St Mary’s Road from Church Street will be closed from 3am until 2pm. Access will be available via St Mary’s Lane near the Hyde Coffee and Tea house until 8.30am at which point the road will be closed until the race has commenced. Residents needing to leave during this time will need to make alternative arrangements for parking outside of this area..
There will also be parking restrictions at Gloucester Road, Church Street and Barton Street from midnight until the race begins at 11am on Saturday September 9. Any cars remaining within this area will be towed to Oldbury Road Car Park for collection by the owners.
The Vineyards car park will be completely closed to both the public and permit holders from 10pm on Friday September 8 until 2pm on Saturday September 9. Any vehicles that are not moved from these car parks will be towed.
Permit holders can park their vehicles in any other Tewkesbury Borough Council owned car park on Friday and Saturday September 8 and 9.
A spokesperson from Tewkesbury Borough Council said: "Spectators are welcome to gather for the pre-race festivities from 9am. There will be music, entertainment, and a chance to see the riders on stage before they set off."
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Tour of Britain 2023 route map: Stages list, road closures, TV coverage and where to watch stage 2 today
Dutch rider olav kooij sprinted to victory in stage 1, ahead of his belgian jumbo-visma teammate wout van aert.
The 2023 Tour of Britain is taking place this week, with Wrexham in north Wales playing host to stage 2 on Monday.
It is the first time the tour has visited Wrexham in eight years, and will be the second shortest point-to-point road stage in tour history, beating only the finale of the 2006 race.
Dutch rider Olav Kooij sprinted a stage 1 victory on Sunday, ahead of his Belgian Jumbo-Visma teammate Wout van Aert.
Ireland’s Sam Bennett was third, with Britain’s Tom Pidcock, who is one of the main contenders for the title, finishing safely in 12th.
What is the Tour of Britain route today?
The 109.9km route both begins and ends in Wrexham. The route comprises a clockwise loop that passes across the border into Cheshire, before returning to Welsh soil after Threapwood.
Passing the famous Beeston Castle and the Peckforton Hills, the route heads back into Wales via Malpas, looping through Bangor-on-Dee and Ruabon before heading back into Wrexham for the thrilling sprint finish on Chester Street.
The finish is the same as that used when Wrexham last hosted the race in 2015, when Elia Viviani won a three-way sprint against André Greipel and Mark Cavendish in front of an estimated 10,000 spectators.
Here is the route breakdown, with approximate timings:
- Wrexham, Chester Street – 11.45am
- Llay – 12.06pm
- Gresford – 12.10pm
- Rossett – 12.15pm
- Holt – 12.25pm
- Malpas – 1.14pm
- Bangor-on-Dee – 1.30pm
- Penley – 1.52pm
- Overton – 2.00pm
- Eyton – 2.10pm
- Johnstown – 2.15pm
- Ruabon – 2.17pm
- Rhos – 2.24pm
- Wrexham, Chester Street – 2.37pm
You can find the full, detailed stage 2 timetable, including road closures, here .
Tour of Britain stage schedule Grand Depart | Sunday 3 September | Greater Manchester: Altrincham > Manchester Stage 2 | Monday 4 September | Wrexham > Wrexham Stage 3 | Tuesday 5 September | Goole > Beverley Stage 4 | Wednesday 6 September | Sherwood Forest > Newark-on-Trent Stage 5 | Thursday 7 September | Felixstowe > Felixstowe Stage 6 | Friday 8 September | Southend-on-Sea > Harlow Stage 7 | Saturday 9 September | Tewkesbury > Gloucester Stage 8 | Sunday 10 September | Margam Country Park > Caerphilly
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ITV4 is broadcasting all eight stages of the 2023 Tour of Britain in their entirety. A one-hour highlights show will also be shown each evening.
ITV4 is available on Freeview (channel 25), Freesat (channel 117), Sky (channel 120), Virgin Media (channel 118) and the ITV X (online) in the UK.
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Tour of Britain 2022 route
The 18th edition of the modern Tour of Britain set to take place between September 4 - 11
Tour of Britain 2022 Route
The Tour of Britain returns September 4, after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, for eight days of racing as a UCI ProSeries event, making it one of the most prestigious sporting events of Great Britain.
Now in its 18th edition, 18 teams, five of them WorldTour level, will begin on the first Sunday of September in the city centre of Aberdeen and travel southward to the finale on September 11 in the historic Needles on the Isle of Wight.
First four days
Stage 1 opens in Scotland for 181.3 kilometres from Aberdeen, which is the most northerly overall start for the Tour of Britain. Last year Aberdeen hosted the race finale. It becomes the third Scottish city to host the start of the race, while Glenshee Ski Centre becomes the first-ever opening day summit finish. A trio of intermediate sprints and KOM climbs sprinkle the route to reach the approach to the final climb, which is uncategorised. To reach the finish line, the route will follow the 9.1km Old Military Road from Auchallater, facing an average gradient of 4.8% on the final five kilometres.
The second day of racing rolls south of Edinburgh across the rolling hills and rural areas of Scottish Borders, which hosts a full stage for the second time in three editions. From Hawick, the route will cover 175.2km to a first-time finish in Duns. The middle section of the route offers two intermediate sprints - Morebattle and Coldstream - as the roads skirt the North Sea at Eyemouth. Then the final intermediate sprint at Reston leads to a succession of three categorised climbs in the final 30 kilometres - Wanside Rigg (2.1km at 5.7%), Mainslaughter Law (1.7km at 5.9%) and Hardens Hill (1.9km at 4.7%). From the summit of Hardens Hill, the route descends 5.5km to the finish in Duns.
Stage 3 takes on 163.6km on English soil with a first-time start in Durham and winding in a counter-clockwise direction to Sunderland. The route heads west through the North Pennines AONB, with two categorised climbs in the area - first-category Chapel Fell (4.1km at 7.8%) followed by second-category Billy Lane (1.8km at 7.1%). There is one intermediate sprint in the opening 29km, at Stanhope, and then a pair on the road back toward Sunderland, Bishop Auckland and Ferryhill, only 9.5km between the two sprint points. A small category 3 climb at High Moorsley (1.2km at 5.3%) stands in the way to the fast finish outside Sunderland’s new City Hall.
Just a short distance south on the coast will be the start for stage 4 at Redcar, an inaugural host borough. The149.5km route goes through the popular sea-side town of Whitby, which will stage the first intermediate sprint of the day. Following are two short classified climbs at Robin Hood’s Bay and Egton Bank. Once through the next sprint line at Stokesley, with 33km to go, the route heads into the North York Moors National Park with two climbs, opening with the cat 1 Carlton Bank (1.9km at 10.2%). There next climb offers intermediate sprint points at the top, not KOM points, at Newgate Bank (1.3km at 7.3%). The final 85.km descent into Duncombe Park in Helmsley, one of Yorkshire’s finest estates.
Second four days
The longest day of the Tour of Britain is Thursday, September 8 on stage 5 with 186.8km in Nottinghamshire. Like the race did four years ago, the start will be in West Bridgford and the finish is set for the Civic Centre in Mansfield, but the route has changed. From West Bridgford, this year’s route takes in Cotgrave, Gedling, Southwell, Retford and Worksop before heading into Mansfield via Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest. It is a flat day with a trio of intermediate sprints - Edingley, Retford and Clumber Park - and two small classified climbs - at Keyworth (1km at 3.4%) and Sparken Hill (.4km at 8.5%).
All 170.9km on stage 6 roll through Gloucestershire, beginning in the mediaeval market town of Tewkesbury. Only 10km separate this town from the cathedral city of Gloucester, but the route takes the peloton in a clockwise direction into the Cotswolds. In the first 45km there are KOM points at round Hill (1.8km at 9.4%) and Withington Hill (1.5km at 6.9%). A trio of intermediate sprints unfold at Cirencester, Rangeworhty and Dursley before the final categorised climb at Crawley Hill (1.7km at 8.1%). The peloton will then have 25km to go and approach the finish by the historic Gloucester Docks, the country’s most inland port, from South Gloucestershire.
The race reaches the English Channel for stage 7, with a start in West Bay. The route run parallel with the West Dorset Heritage coast as it winds 175.9km on mainly inland roads towards Dorchester, Wareham and Knowlton, all with intermediate sprints. The classified climbs at Daggers Gate (1km at 3.1%) and Whiteways HIll (1.5km at 7.1%) strike as a tandem after the first 55km, the two separated by 8.5km. The final stiff climb comes with 46km to go at Okeford Hill (1.7km at 7.1%). The stage concludes with finishing circuits in Ferndown.
The Isle of Wight hosts the final day of racing, 148.9km from Ryde to The Needles. In between are a sequence of tourist towns - Sandown, Yarmouth and Cowes with intermediate sprints. Scattered among those are three classified climbs - Brading Down (1.9km at 5.8%), Cowleaze Hill (1.7km at 6.1%) and Zig Zag Road (1.4km at 6.3%).
The final 20 kilometres will take the peloton along Military Road, which offers stunning panoramic views out across the English Channel, towards The Needles Landmark Attraction. This year’s race culminates with a two-kilometre climb up to Tennyson Down, the final 400 metres averaging 9.6%, making it the toughest ending to any Tour of Britain in modern history.
- Stage 1 - Aberdeen to Glenshee Ski Centre, 181.3km
- Stage 2 - Hawick to Duns, 175.2km
- Stage 3 - Durham to Sunderland, 163.6km
- Stage 4 - Redcar to Duncombe Park, Helmsley, 149.5km
- Stage 5 - West Bridgford to Mansfield, 186.8km
- Stage 6 - Tewkesbury to Gloucester, 170.9km
- Stage 7 - West Bay to Ferndown, 175.9km
- Stage 8 - Ryde to The Needles, 148.9km
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Tour of Britain 2023 Route stage 7: Tewkesbury - Gloucester
The first climb appears after 20 kilometres. Round Hill is 1.8 kilometres long and rises at 9.4%. The undulating route continues towards Withington Hill, which is a test of 1.5 kilometres at 6.9%. The following 100 kilometres don’t feature any KOM climbs, but it’s not entirely flat either.
The finale begins 27 kilometres before the finish line when the riders tackle Crawley Hill, a climb of 1.7 kilometres at 8.1%, The route then continues towards the village of Edge. To get there the riders have to climb 2.2 kilometres at an average gradient of 5.7%. The last 10 kilometres go predominantly downhill to the finish by the historic Gloucester Docks.
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Tour of Britain 2023: All road closures, diversions and restrictions, including in Felixstowe, Ipswich, Woodbridge, Stowmarket and Framlingham
The Tour of Britain returns to Suffolk for the first time since 2017 next month, with tens of thousands expected to watch.
Starting and ending in Felixstowe on September 7, the 194km race will take participants through a number of towns and villages, including Ipswich , Kesgrave , Hadleigh , Stowmarket and Framlingham .
The race operates on rolling closures. Motorists should expect roads to shut about 15 minutes before riders are expected, and reopen about 10 minutes after the last rider passes.
Because of this, the organisers have warned of delays and urged travellers to consider alternate routes.
The race’s full route can be found here , alongside additional information.
As the countdown to the big day begins, here are all the known road closures and restrictions:
In a letter sent out to residents of Bildeston, Suffolk Highways revealed parking would be suspended on High Street.
The restrictions will be in place between 11am and 1.30pm, although the body said the team would aim to remove all cones once the race has passed through the village.
In addition, rolling closures will be in place along Wattisham Road and High Street as riders travel through the village.
Cyclists are expected to reach Bildeston at about 12.43pm.
In Debenham, parking restrictions will be in place in High Street and Gracechurch Street.
The parking suspension will be in place between 11am and 2pm on September 7, although Suffolk Highways teams will remove the cones once the racers have passed on.
These two roads will also be subject to rolling road closures as riders pass through.
In Earl Soham, on street parking will also be suspended in The Street.
This will be in place between 11.30am and 2.30pm on the day of the race.
Vehicles should be removed from the area before the restrictions come into effect.
In addition, rolling closures should be expected in Mill Hill, The Street and the A1120 as riders pass through.
In East Bergholt, on-street parking will be suspended on White Horse Road.
The closure will affect the street between Gandish Road and Mill Road.
The restrictions will apply between 10am and 1pm on September 7.
Riders will travel down White Horse Road, as well as Mill Road, Heath Road, and the B1070 during the race, so road closures will be in place about 15 minutes before their approach.
Riders should reach the village by 12.17pm.
Due to the race starting and ending in Felixstowe, a number of roads will be shut. These are:
♦ Beach Station Road
♦ Undercliff Road West
♦ Cavendish Road
♦ Micklegate Road
♦ St Edmund’s Road
♦ Manwick Road
♦ Buregate Road
♦ Russell Road
♦ Granville Road
♦ Platters Road
♦ Arwela Road
♦ Beach Road West
♦ Holland Road
♦ Manning Road
In addition, on-street parking will be suspended along Beach Station Road, Sea Road, Garrison Lane and Langer Road.
The parking restrictions will be in place between 11.59pm on September 6 and 7pm on September 7.
A diversion will be in place that will take motorists via Convalescent Hill, Tomline Road, Orwell Road and Garrison Lane.
Undercliff Road West will allow for one-way traffic, according to Suffolk Highways.
Further south, another diversion will be in place via Tacon Road and Langer Road.
In Framlingham, parking will be suspended on Saxtead Road, College Road, Bridge Street, Church Street and Castle Street.
These will be in place between 11.30am and 2.30pm on September 7.
In addition, all of the above roads will be subject to rolling closures as riders pass through.
Participants are expected to arrive at 1.56pm.
The furthest west the challenge goes, Hadleigh will host the sprint.
As a result, parking will be suspended on High Street and Benton Street.
These will be in place between 10am and 1.30pm on September 7.
Rolling closures will also be in place as riders travel down the two streets.
The challenge is expected to take place at about 12.32pm.
In Ipswich, on-street parking will be disabled in two places along Felixstowe Road.
The first will be between Kings Way to Ransome Road on both sides.
The second will be from Alan Road to Nacton Road on both sides.
These restrictions will be in place between 9am and 12pm on September 7.
The race takes riders down Bixley Road, Felixstowe Road, Fore Hamlet, Bridge Street, Vernon Street and Hawke Street before leaving down Wherstead Road.
Road closures will be in place at these locations as participants approach, which is expected at about 11.26am.
No parking restrictions are planned in Kesgrave, but the route will take riders down Main Road (the A1214) and Dobbs Lane, which will be closed up to 15 minutes before riders arrive.
Riders are expected to reach the town at about 11.14am.
In Leiston, on-street parking will be suspended in Waterloo Avenue.
This will be in place between 12pm and 3pm on September 7.
In addition, rolling road closures will be in place on Saxmundham Road, Waterloo Avenue, High Street and Aldeburgh Road while riders pass through.
Melton Road in the village will see parking restrictions in place between 1pm and 4pm on September 7.
In addition, the A1152 and Melton Road will be closed when riders pass through the village.
No parking restrictions are planned in Needham Market.
However, the route will take riders through Barking Road and High Street and onto Stowmarket Road.
Riders are expected to arrive at 1.04pm.
In Saxmundham, on-street parking will be suspended in Rendham Road, Chapel Road and Fairfield Road.
The restrictions will be in place between 11.30pm and 3pm on September 7.
These three roads will also be shut as riders pass through.
Cyclists are expected to arrive at about 2.13pm.
On street parking will be suspended in The Street in Shotley between 10am and 12.30pm.
The race route barely passes through the village, but The Street will also be closed at the junction with the B1456 while riders pass through.
Suffolk Highways has no plans to restrict parking in Stowmarket for the race.
However, the route will take riders along the B1113, A1038, Needham Road, Ipswich Road, Milton Road South, Gipping Way, Navigation Approach, Mortimer Road and the B1115 through Stowupland.
Riders are expected to arrive at 1.12pm.
In Stutton, on-street parking will be disabled on Manningtree Road, between Alton Hall Lane and Bentley Lane on both sides.
These restrictions will be in place between 10am and 12.30pm on September 7.
In addition, Manningtree Road, Holbrook Road and the A1080 will shut as the race passes through the village.
Tour of Britain racers pass through Trimley twice.
Parking will be suspended along High Road, High Street and High Road West between 9am and 4.30pm on September 7.
These three roads will also be closed as riders pass through the villages on their way to and from Felixstowe, alongside Howlett Way.
In Woodbridge, on-street parking will be suspended in Sandy Lane between 1pm and 4pm on September 7.
The route also passes through Melton Road, The Thoroughfare, Lime Kiln Quay Road, Quayside, Station Road, and onto the B1438.
Riders are expected to arrive in Woodbridge at about 2.58pm.
The King of the Mountains challenge will take place in Freston and Holbrook.
Other villages that the race will pass through include Tunstall, Snape, Brantham, Wattisham, Eyke, Saxtead Green and Knodishall Common.
With Felixstowe being the start and end point of the race, it is recommended visitors travel to the seaside town to ‘make a day of it – but remember to travel early.
Riders take off at 10.45am, and are expected to cross the finish line at about 3.35pm.
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PREVIEW | Tour of Britain 2023 stage 7 - Hilly day to open GC fight, battle between Wout van Aert and Tom Pidcock
Preview stage 7. From the 3rd to 10th of September the Tour of Britain takes place, one of the biggest races in the closing shots of the road season, the eight stages throughout British roads serve as preparation for the late-season classics but together they make for a very prestigious race.
On stage 7 the race finally enters the hilly terrain. From Tewkesbury to Gloucester the riders find a few ascents. Towards the end the riders find a 1.7-kilometer climb at 8.7% and a 2.2-kilometer ascent at 5.7%, two spots where the peloton will be reduced, it can be a key day for the overall classification, but a reduced sprint is not to be discounted.
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Tour of Britain in Yorkshire: Route map and road closures for stage three
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The Tour of Britain will be heading to Yorkshire on Tuesday (September 5).
Stage three of Tour of Britain , otherwise known as 'The Howdens Stage' will see hundreds of cyclists take on over 154.7 kilometres from Goole to Beverley in East Yorkshire.
Riders will start in the port town of Goole, where they will head north to Howden, Market Weighton, and Driffield. They will then race through the seaside town of Bridlington, before heading inland towards the finish line in Hornsea. The expected sprint finish will take place at Beverley Westwood.
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Here is everything you need to know about Tour of Britain coming to Yorkshire on Tuesday.
Route map and timetable
Here is the full timetable for stage three of the Tour of Britain 2023, taking place between Goole and Beverley on Tuesday, September 5.
For each stage Tour of Britain list schedules based on three average speeds, which consider how the race could be contested as well as the impact of weather conditions. The predicted speed for the 2023 race is 42kph.
The race is expected to set off from Goole, Market Square at 11.30am, before reaching Howden at 11.48am. It will make four stops before getting to Driffield at 1.14pm - it will hit Bridlington at 1.59pm before reaching the finish line in Beverley at 3.26pm - there will be a number of stops in-between these destinations.
You can see the full timetable here.
To allow people to plan ahead, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has now revealed all the road closures that will be in place before, during and after the race. To keep disruption to a minimum, most road closures will be on rolling basis, only staying in place for as long as they need to as the peloton makes its way along the route.
Signs will be erected along the route to advise road users that some delays should be expected, with approximate times. There will be fixed closures at the start in Goole and the finish in Beverley, with some in place from the evening of Monday, 4 September, so the start events can be set up.
Here is a list of the reported closures by East Riding of Yorkshire council.
From 6pm on Monday, September 4, to 6pm on Tuesday, September 5:
- Estcourt Street/Stanley Street and car parking area, entire length of both and full car parking area
- Estcourt Terrace, from its junction with Stanley Street to Clock Tower Roundabout
- Carlisle Street, from Victoria Street to Clock Tower Roundabout
- Clock Tower Roundabout, entire length except for one lane through its southern end, between Stanhope Street and North Street
- Boothferry Road, between Clock Tower Roundabout and Vermuyden Way
Tuesday, September 5:
- York Road, from Newbald Road to Killingwoldgraves Roundabout, from 5am-7pm
- Newbald Road, from York Road to Killingwoldgraves Lane, from 5am-7pm
- Molescroft Road, from Molescroft Park to New Walk, from 1pm for the duration of the events.
- New Walk, fixed closure from 1pm for the duration of the events.
- North Bar Without, fixed closure from 1pm-7pm
- York Road, from North Bar Without to Newbald Road, from 1pm-7pm
Tuesday, 5 September:
- Mariners Street
- Coronation Street
- Lower Bridge Street
- Bridge Street
- Normandy Way
- Andersen Road
- Rawcliffe Road, from Andersen Road to Airmyn Road
- Airmyn Road
- Boothferry Road (including Boothferry Roundabout)
- Knedlington Road
- Barnhill Lane
- Northolmby Street
- Bridgegate, from Northolmby Street to Station Road.
- Hull Road (including Hull Road Roundabout)
- Thorpe Road
- Holme Road, Between Holme Road, Eastrington and the junction with Spaldington Road
- Spaldington Water Tower Layby
- Spaldington Road
- Wood Lane, between Spaldington Road and Street Lane.
- Street Lane
- Highfield Road, between Street Lane and Main Road, Harlthorpe
- Road from Foss Dyke to Major Bridge
- High Street
- Market Weighton Road (including Gallymore Roundabout)
- Holme Road (including Holme Road Roundabout)
- Market Place, Between junctions with Holme Road and Londesborough Road
- Londesborough Road (including Londesborough Roundabout)
- Kiplingcotes Road
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- Market Weighton Road
- Front Street
- Station Road
- Middleton Road
- Main Street
- Driffield Road, Bainton (including Bainton Roundabout)
- Kirkburn Road
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Tour of Britain 2023 stage one: Route map and road closures from Altrincham to Manchester
The Tour of Britain 2023 sees a star-studded peloton ride from Altrincham and Manchester on stage one to the route finish at Caerphilly Castle on stage eight, via Wrexham, Sherwood Forest, Southend-on-Sea and much more.
The great Wout van Aert will be on the startline and the Dutch Jumbo-Visma rider, who won this race in 2021, will be one of the biggest draws for cycling fans. He will be joined by talented 21-year-old teammate Olav Kooij in a strong Jumbo line-up.
Ineos Grenadiers provide plenty of home interest, with world and Olympic mountain bike champion Tom Pidcock fronting a team that also includes talented young Spaniard Carlos Rodriguez (fifth at the Tour de France) and Welshman Luke Rowe, riding in his home nation for several of the stages.
Track world champion Ethan Vernon and Tour de Yorkshire stage winner Harry Tanfield will also enjoy home support during the race.
Here is a closer look at the stage one route and road closures.
Stage one map and profile
A rolling road closure will be enforced on each of the stages. This means roads on and around the race route will be closed to traffic for a short period in which it takes the race to pass by – usually about 10 to 15 minutes around the estimated time of arrival and indicated by police escort vehicles.
On stage one there will be several road closures in place around the centre of Altrincham, some of which will be in place from 6pm on Saturday 2 September. This will also lead to parking suspensions in key locations to enable race infrastructure to be set up and following the race removed.
Stage one will finish on Deansgate in the centre of Manchester, causing a number of road closures in the city on Sunday.
Sunday 3 September: roads closed from 5am to 9pm
Water Street - From New Elm Road to Liverpool Road
Liverpool Road - From Water Street to Deansgate
Deansgate - From Whitworth Street West to John Dalton Street
Little Quay Street - From Quay Street to Atkinson Street
Atkinson Street - From Deansgate to Little Quay Street
Quay Street - From Byrom to Deansgate
Peter Street - From Deansgate to Oxford Street
Bootle Street - From Deansgate to Jerusalem Place
Jerusalem Place - From Bootle Street to Peter Street
Lloyd Street - From Deansgate to Southmill Street
Great Bridgewater Street – From Watson Street to Deansgate
Closures for approx. 15 mins between 3.15pm and 4.15pm
Regent Road East Bound - From River Irwell to Trinity Way
Trinity Way - From Regent Road to Water Street
Water Street - From Trinity Way to New Elm Road
Closures for approx. 30 mins between 3.15pm to 4.15pm
Watson Street - From Great Bridgwater to Peter Street
Route timings (predicted)
Market Street | Altrincham 11:45
Hazel Grove 12:30
Grains Bar 13:22
Ramsbottom Rake 13:59
Deansgate | Manchester city centre 15:30
The route is marked with yellow advanced warning signs in the run up to the Tour of Britain. Organisers ask not to park along the route on race day.
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Tour of Britain stage four timings, road closures and competitions through Nottinghamshire from Sherwood Forest to Newark
The wait is over for the return of the Tour of Britain to the county’s roads today (September 6).
Nottinghamshire marks the fourth stage of the tour — which started in Greater Manchester last Sunday (September 3) and will finish in the south of Wales at Caerphilly this coming weekend (September 10), and will be televised daily on ITV4.
Here is everything you need to know as elite cyclists race 170km through the county, starting from Sherwood Forest at 11:15am and finishing in Newark after 3pm.
Newark and Sherwood will be hosting both the start and finish lines for the fourth stage of the race through Nottinghamshire.
This will lead to disruption and temporary closures on many roads to keep cyclists and the public safe during the race.
The start of the race is being held at Forest Corner in Edwinstowe. Traffic will be able to access the car parks up until 10:45 when Swinecote road will be closed for the start of the race.
The road and carparks will remain closed until noon, this is to make sure that all support vehicles can clear the area safely. Any spectators using these car parks will not be able to leave by car until after noon.
There will be spectator activities taking place after the start of the race to keep everyone entertained until cararks re-open.
At the finish in Newark, the following roads will be closed during the day:
- The B6166, Victoria Street and Portland Street,
- Boundary Road, from the B6166 through to the Hawton Road roundabout, except for access up to 11:00am,
- A section of Hawton Road from the Boundary Road roundabout to St Catherine's Close will be closed from 11am to 5pm,
- Part of Lombard Street will be closed from 13:30 through to 16:00.
Parking restrictions have been put in place in Newark and Southwell, which are clearly signposted and failure to comply may result in the removal of a vehicle and a potential fine.
There will also be a rolling road closure system for locations in between, the length of which will depend upon how dispersed the riders are.
Typically, the lead motorcycle will instigate the closure 15 minutes ahead of the lead rider. The closure then remains in place until all riders and race cars have passed through.
Timings and route:
Timings for expected arrival are given based on the predicted fastest pace, but this may vary by up to 15 or 20 minutes.
The race gets under way at the Sherwood Forest visitors centre at 11.15am where riders will undertake a rolling start up to Budby on Worksop Road where the race will begin proper, before passing out of the area towards Bassetlaw.
Those from the Advertiser area looking to grab a glimpse of the peloton as it rushes past can do so as riders re-enter the district on the Walesby Road, arriving at Boughton and passing down Main Road (approximately 1.01pm) for the sprint section of the race.
They will then arrive in Wellow (1.06pm), take on a tough incline along Red Hill Lane and into Eakring (1.09pm), through Bilsthorpe (1.15pm) and Kirklington (1.22pm).
This year’s tour will pass through the streets of Southwell from Lower Kirklington Road (1.25pm), follow Kirklington Road (1.27pm) towards the town centre, go the wrong way up Queen Street (1.28pm), King Street (1.29pm) and the Burgage (1.30pm) before leaving Southwell by Station Road.
The route then continues through; Hockerton (1.33pm), Caunton (1.39pm), Norwell (1.44pm), Ossington (1.50pm), Egmanton (1.58pm), Tuxford (2.00pm) and Ragnall (2.14pm) before crossing over Dunham toll bridge (2.17pm).
On the final stretch the cyclists will head south through Girton (2.27pm), Besthorpe (2.32pm), Collingham (2.35pm) and Coddington (2.50pm).
The riders will then enter Newark from Northern Road (2.54pm), along Northgate (2.55pm) towards Castlegate (2.57pm), turning onto Lombard Street (2.58pm) before finally making their way down Victoria Street (2.59pm) towards the awaiting crowds at the finish line at Sconce and Devon Park at 3pm.
Communities along the Tour of Britain route have also been encouraged to decorate for a chance to win the title of best dressed town or village.
Ways to decorate include flags and bunting, window displays, bikes and land art.
The theme does not need to be bicycle related, communities can showcase heritage, landmarks, famous people or anything they are proud of.
To take part, send Nottinghamshire County Council no more than four photos via email to [email protected] or post photos on social media using #NottsToB.
The closing date for entries is Wednesday, September 13.