Motorists are being reminded of road closures and parking
restrictions in Peterborough city centre as part of events linked
to the Halfords Tour Series cycle race being held
tomorrow (Tuesday 29 May 2012).
The creation of a 1.1 kilometre circuit will prevent
cars entering or leaving the historic core of the city centre from
2pm until around 9pm when barriers are dismantled after the race.
On-street parking in Cowgate, Priestgate, Wentworth Street, Trinity
Street and King’s Street will be suspended from 8am until 9pm.
Creation of the race circuit - encompassing Cathedral Square,
Bridge Street, the southbound carriageway of Bourges Boulevard,
Cowgate and Church Street - will mean vehicles will be unable to
enter or leave the area via Priestgate, Wentworth Street or
During the closure of the Bourges Boulevard southbound
carriageway traffic will be diverted via Thorpe Road, Longthorpe
Parkway, Nene Parkway and Fletton Parkway.
In addition, Long Causeway will have limited access from 7am
because vehicles supporting Halfords Tour Series events will be
using this area. This will also allow Long Causeway to accommodate
a range of cycling based activities, interactive displays and
static cycling challenges, bringing a carnival atmosphere to the
Peterborough City Council’s Head of Commercial Operations
Annette Joyce said: “Cars will be unable to enter or leave the
central area while the circuit is being used for a range of
activities. 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.
“Road closures and diversions are clearly marked and the system
has worked well in previous years.”
The one-hour race will see ten teams of top-class riders
competing on a 1.1 kilometre circuit at speeds reaching more than
30 mph. The start and finish will be in Cathedral Square, giving
spectators a grandstand view of the action. The circuit will also
take in Church Street, Cowgate, Bourges Boulevard and Bridge
Events will take place in the city centre from 11am, including
children's races, community cycling events and entertainment in the
lead up to the big race.
Peterborough is also one of only four venues to host the 2012
Johnson Health Tech Grand Prix Series, which starts at 5pm.
The race is being staged by Sweetspot, organisers of the Tour of
Britain, with support from Peterborough City Council.
Peterborough is one of 11 venues for the Halfords Tour Series.
Each round is televised on ITV4 at 8pm the following evening.
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