South Gloucestershire is gearing up to welcome some of world’s top cyclists as they journey through the district tomorrow (Wednesday 10th September) as part of the Tour of Britain race.
Stage 4 of the race stretches from Worcester to Bristol. The riders are expected to enter South Gloucestershire shortly after 2pm as they cycle through Charfield, Cromhall, Bagstone, Rangeworthy, Iron Acton, Frampton Cotterell, Winterbourne, Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Filton.
The riders will come down Beacon Lane from Winterbourne, passing under the motorway bridge and arriving at ‘Rabbit Roundabout’ at around 2.51pm. They will then travel along Winterbourne Road and Gipsy Patch Lane before turning south down the Gloucester Road (A38) towards Filton. The stage finishes on The Downs in Bristol, where the riders expected to arrive at around 3.20pm, after climbing up bridge Valley Road from the Portway.
Rolling road closures controlled by the tour’s organisers will be in place throughout the event to minimise disruption and to keep spectators safe as they try to catch a glimpse of Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins and sprint rider Mark Cavendish.
Each section of road is likely to be closed for around 20 minutes and First Group has warned that bus services 18, 73, 81, 82 and 319 are likely to be delayed as the race passes through the Stoke Gifford area.
The 2014 Friends Life Tour of Britain started in Liverpool on Sunday 7th September and ends in London on Sunday 14th September.
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