Le Tour de Yorkshire – three weeks to go!Published Thursday, 12th April 2018
There are just three weeks until top cyclists will pass through the borough when stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire comes to Rotherham.
Residents have a chance to view the world class cyclists as they pass through Wentworth, Swinton, Kilnhurst and Hooton Roberts as both the men’s and women’s race routes travel through on Friday 4 May.
Local people and businesses are advised that there will be brief temporary road closures as the Tour comes through the borough, and temporary parking restrictions will also be in place on the day.
For the women’s race, there will be rolling road closures from 9.00am ahead of the cyclists passing through. Roads are expected to be open again by around 10.15am.
The men’s race will come through during the afternoon, from 2.45pm, with roads expected to be open again by approximately 4.00pm.
To enable the race to pass by safely, spectators and local residents are also being advised that there will be parking restrictions on the route itself. If you require alternative nearby parking, please ensure that you park your vehicle safely, consider local residents and make sure that there are no restrictions in place. Signs will be put up later this month to advise motorists and residents of the event. Details of how public transport may be affected can be found on the Travel South Yorkshire website.
A detailed route map can be viewed on the Tour de Yorkshire website, however the main roads affected are as follows: Barrowfield Lane, Main Street, Cortworth Lane and Hoober Lane at Wentworth, Wentworth Road, Victoria Street and Hooton Road in Swinton and Kilnhurst, and finally moving up Kilnhurst Road to the A630 Doncaster Road to Hooton Roberts before the race enters Doncaster.
See the map and find out more about the race at the Tour de Yorkshire website.
Damien Wilson, Rotherham Council’s Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment, said: “This year is the first time a significant part of the Tour de Yorkshire route has come to Rotherham and it’s a fantastic opportunity for the borough to showcase some of our beautiful scenery – and of course a warm South Yorkshire welcome for the cyclists and spectators.
“We hope that residents will get into the spirit of the event, come along if they can, and above all, enjoy themselves!”
The Tour de Yorkshire is now regarded as one of the best supported and most colourful races on the world cycling calendar, with giant land art projects being dotted along the route and entire streets lined with banners and bunting.
There’s still time to get involved in welcoming the Tour – residents who want to join in with either Land Art or Best Dressed entries can find out more at Le Tour De Yorkshire website.