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Police warn of road closures ahead of OVO Energy Tour of Britain Time Trial Race in Pershore

As Worcestershire welcomes the men's OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Thursday 12 September, police are urging local residents to be aware of road closures and plan their journeys.

The race starts at 1pm on Broad Street in Pershore and finishes on the High Street in Pershore at 3.30pm

To accommodate the start and finish line gantry, barriers, hospitality, podium and all the team vehicles, full road closures will be in place to all traffic. Restrictions and road closures will in place from 9.30am.

These closures are also required for rider and spectator safety and endorsed by Worcestershire County Council and will include Pershore, Great Comberton, Little Comberton, Bricklehampton and Wick.

Chief Inspector Steph Brighton said: "Following the success of previous tours in Worcestershire over the past couple of years we're delighted to welcome the tour back again this year. It will be wonderful to see some of the world's top cyclists battling it out in a televised individual time trial on the streets of our county.

"To allow the race to pass through there will be fixed road closures in place throughout the day to allow the race to start and finish safely.

"While inevitably there will be disruption due to the nature of the event, the event organisers will keep this to a minimum.

"The Safer Neighbourhood Team will be in attendance around Pershore town centre for community engagement and reassurance."

All road closure information is subject to change, for up to date details about the closures, route, timings, public transport, spectator parking and key locations please visit:

Visit our social media platforms on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates throughout the day.


Issued by Alex Gale, Communications Officer at 8.30am on Tuesday 10 September 2019

Published 10/09/19