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Road closures in Stratford and Warwick confirmed for cycling tour

PARTS of Stratford-upon-Avon town centre will be closed today, Thursday, 16th June, when some of the world top female cyclists race through the streets.

Shipston Road, Clopton Bridge, Bridge Street, Henley Street, Wood Street, Meer Street, Waterside, Sheep Street and High Street will all be affected throughout the day as Stratford is hosting the end of stage two of the Aviva Women's Tour.

Roads around Warwick town centre will also be closed, while rolling closures will be in place around the route which will take riders out to the likes of Kineton, Gaydon, Ilmington and Brailes.

For a full list of road closures and temporary parking restrictions CLICK HERE

For a route map and detailed times of where and when to see the riders CLICK HERE

The stage will end in Stratford on Thursday, 16th June, afternoon, after the cyclists have passed through a large part of south Warwickshire on the 86-mile route that will start in the north of the county in Atherstone.

There will be cycling-related activities in Waterside, Stratford, on Thursday:

  • British Cycling’s ‘Breeze’ programme will be present to encourage women to take up bike riding.
  • Stratforward will be providing refreshments for visitors.
  • Everyone Active will be bringing a spinning bike, rowing machine and other activities for people to try out.
  • Shakespeare Hospice will be present with selection of bike’s available provided by Upcycle Your Cycle and come with a six month warranty.
  • Recovery Partnership will be giving out information.
  • Warwickshire Road Safety Group will be giving people road safety guidance and live demonstrations with qualified cycling instructors.
  • Springfield Mind are promoting mental health and wellbeing services
  • Stratford-upon-Avon School will be presenting a drama performance and decorated bikes.

On the finishing straight between 11.30am and 12 noon, primary school grass track cyclists will ride on the finishing straight and then being presented with medals.

And from 12noon to 12.45pm, there will be an event running for toddlers – the ‘Strider Bike Challenge’. Children aged 18 months to 5 years can enter. All riders get medals and a great photo opportunity on the podium. Then stay to watch the professionals finish for a truly inspiring day.

Warwickshire County Council is hosting the second stage in partnership with the University of Warwick. The tour itself will finish on Sunday in Kettering.

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