Beverley Ready For British Cycling Elite Men’s Circuit Race

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The historic streets of will again reverberate to the sounds of cycling as some of the Country’s top riders descend upon the East Riding, in July, to take part in the hugely popular Elite Men’s Circuit Race, sponsored by .

The event, organised by East Yorkshire Events and the Hull Thursday Road Club, gets underway, from 6pm on Friday, 19 July, with the Elite Series Circuit Race, which will be held in the town centre for the seventh year running.

Andy Cawley, race organiser, said: “This is a wonderful example of voluntary groups, , Town Council, East Yorkshire Events, and numerous local sponsors working together to deliver a Top-class sporting spectacle.”

Alongside Friday’s main race, the will give local riders the opportunity to experience the main event in front of huge crowds.

The weekend attracts thousands of spectators and brings more than £500,000 to the local economy, with Friday’s main event covered by .

Councillor , cabinet portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities, said: “We are extremely pleased that will again host this popular cycle race. This is a fantastic reward for all the hard work that goes into the event and obviously shows our commitment to hosting top-class, national events within East Yorkshire.

“Major sporting events, such as the cycle race, are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike and provide a welcome boost to local businesses and showcase the East Riding as the perfect tourist destination.”

Much of will be closed to motorists from as early as 6am on Friday, 19 July.

Part of , between Public House and Sow Hill, will be closed to all traffic, from 6am-12 midnight, with the exception of delivery vehicle drivers who will be allowed access until 5pm. The remainder of , including the area between Burtons and Public House, will be closed to all traffic, from 4pm-12 midnight, with the exception of taxi, disabled and delivery vehicle drivers who will be allowed access until 5pm.

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Motorists are asked to use alternative car parks, such as George Street, Grayburn Lane, and . This will also apply to disabled drivers who would otherwise park in Cross Street, and Sow Hill.

will be closed from 4-11pm.

Sow Hill Road will be closed from 5pm-12 midnight.

Butcher Row, Cross Street, , Old Waste, , between New Walkergate and , and Walkergate (Old) will all be closed from 5-11pm.

Signed diversions, taking traffic around the town centre, will be in place form 5-11pm.

Car parks in and Spencer Street will be closed from 5-11pm.

A temporary taxi rank, to replace those suspended in Ladygate, and Sow Hill, will be provided in the bus station in Sow Hill Road, from 5pm-12 midnight. The bus station will be closed to buses from 5pm-12 midnight.

Residents living on or next to the race route should be aware that vehicular access to their properties will be restricted from 5-11pm.

There will also be no on-street parking on any roads which are closed, including those covered by the controlled parking zone, namely and Walkergate (Old).



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