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TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR TOUR OF BRITAIN REVEALED – WITH PLEA TO MOVE YOUR CAR

TourofbritainlogoNew information on the traffic management arrangements that will be in place during next month’s Tour of Britain cycling race has been made available by the Isle of Wight Council.

The race reaches its climax here on Sunday 11th September when around 100 of the world’s best riders will take on the 150km Isle of Wight stage.

The event will be broadcast live to a global audience (on ITV4 in the UK) but thousands of Islanders will also get the chance to see the event on their own doorsteps – quite literally in many cases.

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Now that race organisers have confirmed the start time and also estimates of when the riders will reach race milestones, the Council has published details of the rolling road closures that will be in place to facilitate the race. The estimated timings – which are subject to change – are available via www.iow.gov.uk/Council/OtherServices/Tour-of-Britain/Route/.

The rolling road closures – which should last for a maximum period of between 30 minutes and an hour – are explained in a video at https://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/race/road-closure/. For safety reasons it will be necessary to have longer road closures at the start and finish points – Ryde seafront and from the start of the Military Road at Chale until the finish at The Needles.

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Some residents will also be asked to remove their cars from the route so the race can pass safely and this information will be made available in the coming weeks.

Councillor Phil Jordan, Cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said:

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“Seeing these detailed timings really starts to bring home the excitement of the Island staging such a prestigious international sporting event.

“We are however asking Island residents to play their part in ensuring the course is safe and looks the part for the cameras who will be beaming live pictures of the race – and the Island – across the world.”

In order to reduce traffic on the roads during the race, Islanders are being encouraged to spectate locally if they can. If journeys are necessary then they should, if possible, be timed to avoid the short rolling road closures on the day.

Councillor Jordan said:

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“Now we have these estimated race timings, we will be communicating more with residents about the event traffic management, what that will mean for residents and how they can play their part in making the race a success.”

The Isle of Wight Council is planning drop-in sessions later this month where residents can discuss the race with organisers and also an Island wider letter-drop to provide further information.

There are also 2 online channels created where residents can find out more about the event. These are via the council website – www.iow.gov.uk/tourofbritain and Facebook Tour of Britain Resident Info.

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Yar
Yar
5 days ago

Based on this, it will be impossible to get in/out of Cowes for almost an hour? These are public roads…

Panic Stations
Panic Stations
Reply to  Yar
4 days ago

I’m more worried about how our local community nurses are going to be able to compete their visits to the those in need of care?

Are there going to be special access provisions given to them so they can access their patients or are these people just going to be ignored for the day?

Sir Bradley Wingeing
Sir Bradley Wingeing
Reply to  Panic Stations
4 days ago

Who cares about the sick and elderly it’s cycling on the TV.
Stop your winging and get on board.

Kidders
Kidders
Reply to  Sir Bradley Wingeing
2 days ago

I mean, there are roads with no pavements so elderly with poor eyesight can’t even walk safely all year long. Able people in cars have it so good, just 1h of disruption.

Old school.
Old school.
5 days ago

Il park my land rover where I please, thankyou Phil.

poulidor
poulidor
Reply to  Old school.
4 days ago

and hopefully have it towed away and crushed. Get a grip you total nimby’s

Miss Sensible
Miss Sensible
5 days ago

And the council want to charge ventnor carnival £200 for road closures !!!!!!!

June
June
Reply to  Miss Sensible
4 days ago

What do you expect, the Council are not known as Robbing Hood for nothing

Freddie
Freddie
5 days ago

Given the amount of road closures this council must be making thousands £. Don’t worry I will have a hair cut ,put my best clothes on and wash my car (with bucket) to make it look good !.

Incredible !!
Incredible !!
5 days ago

First of all how are they getting across ??? Is there going to be a special Ferry just for them, that will run on time ?? OR are they going to dig a tunnel.. ??

Secondly, the MOANERS on here are ignorant selfish drivers…. especially the Land Rover driver… Too many ignorant people on this Island.

Old school.
Old school.
Reply to  Incredible !!
5 days ago

Oh dear. Il wager your sense of humour by-pass surgery was carried out privately, as it appears to be an outstanding success.

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
Reply to  Incredible !!
1 day ago

I believe they are fitting water wings to their bycycles.

Bob
Bob
5 days ago

Thank you phill, at least I now know where to go park a few of my filthy cars to massively interrupt this total waste of time! Still not spoke or heard from anyone mildly interested in this event, where as spoke to lots of people who were interested in the motor bike racing from far and wide!!

poulidor
poulidor
Reply to  Bob
4 days ago

then you’ll be (un)pleasantly surprised

Bob
Bob
Reply to  poulidor
3 days ago

Why will I be?

Kidders
Kidders
Reply to  Bob
2 days ago

Given how fat British society is, it’s no wonder couch potatos unite for a vehicle that doesn’t require much stamina 😉

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
4 days ago

Don’t any of you realise yet that these lycra clad “people” are better than you apparently, they don’t care and nor do the organisers or council that you might like to rest, go out or even work on Sunday, god forbid if you do and disturb this ridiculous spectacle of the ego tripping elites. Here is my plea, park your car where you always have. Don’t move it at all.

Last edited 4 days ago by Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Old school.
Old school.
Reply to  Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
4 days ago

Me and a few mates have got the aforementioned land rover and some transit Van’s we can strategically place.
Onwards comrades!

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Old school.
3 days ago

Good man I will join with my fleet of bangers, that will look good to the world of twats watching

Kidders
Kidders
Reply to  Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
2 days ago

Car drivers: using public roads as free storage for their private possesions.
Also car drivers: ah, those “clad people” think are so much better!

it’s 1h dude. You can have your benefit handout of free parking on a public road for the rest of the year. Relax.

truthouts
truthouts
4 days ago

Worth buying a £100 *hitter just to abandon it on the route somewhere. After all, the council or police are totally uninterested when you report an untaxed and no MOT’d car that has been parked outside your house for months….

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
4 days ago

More chaos on our roads!!!

June
June
4 days ago

I’ve already made a note in diary -STAY IN OR WALK:-)

D B
D B
4 days ago

It’s only one day for goodness sake! Minimal noise (compared to motorcycles) and will bring tourism to the island. Not to mention live television coverage which should show off a lot of the island’s beautiful scenery (eg the views along Military Road).

Bob
Bob
Reply to  D B
4 days ago

Minimal noise? With a helicopter following it, multiple motorbikes behind them all, all the traffic it’s going to hold up, and for not much of an audience, the only tourists it’s going to bring is fellow Lycra wearing bell ends coming over to do a lap, clog up the island and go back home, they don’t spend anything here,

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Reply to  Bob
4 days ago

Well said Bob, couldn’t have put it better myself.

Kidders
Kidders
Reply to  Bob
2 days ago

Are you the same Bob who in comments above said how they know many people interested in motorbikes race?

Well, do I have a news about noise for ya…

Paul
Paul
4 days ago

Maybe this would be the ideal opportunity for a mass protest against the council. If a few hundred of us block the route with a sit down protest just as the riders are due? That would go down well on the telly.

Last edited 4 days ago by Paul
Freddie
Freddie
Reply to  Paul
4 days ago

Oh ,you have put some ideas now into some people. Roads will probably have traffic lights anyhow for Wight Fibre or Island Roads or even one of the many road accidents we seem to have at w/end will close the road. Still wanting to know what the Council will do with the thousands of pounds made for road closures etc ?.

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Reply to  Paul
4 days ago

Where do you propose the sit down protest, I’m up for it.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
4 days ago

How about a mile from the finishing line? They would have done all that effort for nothing then!

Old school.
Old school.
Reply to  Paul
4 days ago

Sounds good to me. But ours would be the only prison sentences handed out on the iow in a very long time.

fred
fred
4 days ago

Don’t worry, will not happen, the ferries will put a stop to it.

carole
carole
Reply to  fred
4 days ago

This is the day, for red funnel to go on strike and wightlink to have engine troubles, are you able to arrange this

Trooper
Trooper
4 days ago

Ryde seafront should be interesting, with all that work going on there.

rodney burt
rodney burt
4 days ago

Great for the Island

Still here
Still here
4 days ago

Not that I am in anyway interested in this whole fiasco but, if there is a wish to clear vehicles off the roads, how about a weekend of totally free parking in all car parks? Oh yes, just for the council, that is the weekend of the event and not the one before, or after. Ah, that’s a no-go of course.

I am leeeeegend
I am leeeeegend
4 days ago

Guessing this is one of the reasons my council tax went up. There’s me thinking me earing more money was for me to enjoy. Na guess you cunts need it more

Steve Draper
Steve Draper
4 days ago

Just shut the road and supply free parking for those residents affected – it’s just temporary and not “rocket science”!!

Paul
Paul
4 days ago

I notice there are no spectators shown in the plan, just like it will be on the day.

Arthur Reeder
Arthur Reeder
4 days ago

I can’t quite see where the cyclists cross the Medina on the floating bridge?
Maybe it would take too long on the jenny boat perhaps?

Still here
Still here
Reply to  Arthur Reeder
4 days ago

Didn’t you know, they are being given special sandals.

Bansko
Bansko
Reply to  Arthur Reeder
3 days ago

They don’t go to East Cowes!

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Bansko
1 day ago

Who in their right mind would?

Sam Walton
Sam Walton
3 days ago

The way things have been, thanks to Wight Fibre, all the cyclists will have to stop half a dozen times at traffic lights during the stage 🙂

Molly
Molly
3 days ago

are our roads actually safe enough for speeding cyclist as you get pretty bounced about in a car with suspension on 4 wheels .
Roads and road maintenance is shocking on the island even with the millions that are thrown away trying to provide a structured decent surface ,,, but failing miserably

Isabel
Isabel
2 days ago

Judging by the comments here, what a thankless, joyless lot of whingers live amongst us on this island.

Bob
Bob
2 days ago

The events on the day at St Mary’s will be far more suspenseful!

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
1 day ago

Why aren’t they using the undercliff between Ventnor and Niton. This would remave the obstruction of the now main road between Niton and Ventnor.

pie face
pie face
1 day ago

i pay my road tax so i’ll park where i like

 

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