Road closure warnings as riders race through town

August 30 2016

DRIVERS have been warned of a series of rolling road closures when top cyclists sweep through Chipping Sodbury and surrounding areas in the Tour of Britain.

DRIVERS have been warned of a series of rolling road closures when top cyclists sweep through Chipping Sodbury and surrounding areas in the Tour of Britain.

As reported in last month’s Yate and Sodbury Voice, the likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, fresh from their Rio Olympics success, will race past crowds of spectators on Thursday, September 8.

Exact times have not been given but it is expected some 120 cyclists will go through nearby Wotton-under-Edge before heading through Kingswood, Wickwar and along the B4060 into Chipping Sodbury.

The route will take them up High Street, down Culverhill Road, past Chipping Sodbury School and out to Wapley, Westerleigh Crematorium and through Pucklechurch to Bath for an estimated 3.30pm finish.

Police will stop traffic before lead cars and the race arrive, with delays expected for about 25-30 minutes, affecting public transport as well as other road users.

Warning signs have started to be put up to give advance notice of the race.