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Motorists warned of road closures ahead of Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling Race

Motorists in the East Riding are being advised to check before they travel as there will be a number of temporary road closures ahead of the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International this weekend.

On Saturday, 21 September, some of the world’s top para-cyclists will be taking part in the race, which for the first time is taking place alongside the UCI Road World Championships.

Around 60 athletes are expected to leave Saturday Market in Beverley at around 12noon and race through Bishop Burton, Market Weighton, Holme on Spalding Moor, Foggathorpe and Bubwith on their way to the finish line in Harrogate.

In order to ensure the safety of the athletes and spectators, a number of temporary road closures will be in place on the day so motorists are advised to plan their route and check timings before they travel.

ROAD CLOSURES

The following roads will be closed to all vehicles (except emergency vehicles), however there will be crossing points at a number of locations.

BEVERLEY TOWN CENTRE
Saturday Market, Old Waste, Sow Hill Road, Ladygate – 5am to 6pm
Lairgate – 10.30am to 1pm
North Bar Within – 10.30am to 1pm
York Road – 10.30am to 1pm

BEVERLEY MARKET – There will be no market on Saturday, 21st September but will return as normal the following week

BEVERLEY TO MARKET WEIGHTON
A1079 (Killingwoldgraves roundabout to Sancton Road roundabout) – 11am to 1pm

MARKET WEIGHTON TOWN CENTRE
Sancton Road, Southgate, High Street, Market Place, Holme Road – 10.30am to 1.30pm

MARKET WEIGHTON TO BUBWITH
Holme Road to A614 Gallymoor roundabout – 10.30am to 1.30pm

A614 Gallymoor roundabout to A163 Holme on Spalding Moor roundabout – 11.30am to 1.30pm

A163 Holme on Spalding Moor roundabout to Bubwith and the A19 – 10.30am to 1.30pm

Road signs on the affected roads are already in place and diversions will be signposted on the day.


PARKING RESTRICTIONS

On and off-street parking restrictions will also be in place at the following locations.

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BEVERLEY TOWN CENTRE
Saturday Market and North Bar Within – removal of parking bays between 6pm on Friday, 20 September until 6pm on Saturday, 21 September.

Spencer Street car park – will be available for disabled badge holders only on Saturday, 21 September

Grayburn Lane car park – the medium stay section of the car park will be closed on Saturday, 21 September.

MARKET WEIGHTON TOWN CENTRE
Sancton Road, Southgate, High Street, Market Place, Holme Road – Removal of on-street parking on the morning of the race

HOLME ON SPALDING MOORA614 (New Road) 
Removal of on-street parking on the morning of the race

A163 (High Street, Selby Road) – Removal of on-street parking on the morning of the race


Buses

All bus services will operate as normal except:

Beverley town centre – between 9.30am and 1pm services 6, 180, 522 and X46 will not serve Lairgate/Hengate, but will divert via Flemingate, Armstrong Way and New Walkergate to Beverley Bus Station.

Service X46 will not operate via Beverley Racecourse.

Service 45/46 (East Yorkshire Buses)

The 1020 from York to Holme on Spalding Moor will terminate at Shiptonthorpe and will not serve Market Weighton and Holme on Spalding Moor.

The 1120 from York to Bridlington will not serve Market Weighton.

The 1137 from Holme on Spalding Moor will start from Shiptonthorpe at 1207 and will not serve Holme on Spalding Moor and Market Weighton.

Service X46 (East Yorkshire Buses)
The 1047 from York to Hull will be diverted between Pocklington and Beverley and will not serve Hayton, Shiptonthorpe, Market Weighton and Bishop Burton.

The 1130 from Hull to York will be diverted between Beverley and Pocklington and will not serve Bishop Burton, Market Weighton, Shiptonthorpe and Hayton


What is Happening in Beverley Town Centre?

The Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International will take place on Saturday, 21 September and for the first time the race will take place alongside the UCI Road Cycling Championships.

Athletes from every Paralympic road racing classification will be taking part in the race with riders in Beverley either riding tandems, which involves a visually-impaired rider with a sighted pilot on the front or bicycles which have been adapted for riders with physical impairments.

The athletes, which will also include Beverley-born Adam Duggleby and his partially-sighted rider Steve Bate, will leave Saturday Market around 12noon and race through Bishop Burton, Market Weighton, Holme on Spalding Moor, Foggathorpe and Bubwith to the finish in Harrogate.

Alongside the race there will be a programme of fun and free events for all ages and abilities taking place in Saturday Market between 10am and 4pm.

People of all ages and abilities will also be able to register for a free family-friendly parade cycle ride which will leave Saturday Market at 11am and take in part of the actual race route before stopping at one of two points on the Westwood to cheer the cyclists on their way.

There will also be a stunt cycle team, the chance to try out some crazy and weird bikes as well as having a go on a pump track.

Viking FM breakfast presenters Alex and Ellie will also be attending and hosting a number of live music acts throughout the afternoon.

* For more information or to register for the parade cycle ride go to www.parabikefest.co.uk

* Please note – there will be no Saturday Market taking place on the day of the race (Saturday, 21 September) but the market will return as normal the following week.

* For more information about the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International and the UCI Road World Championships go to www.worlds.yorkshire.com or www.eastriding.gov.uk/paracycling

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