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Road closures ahead of Friday's cycle race

Warwickshire welcomes the return of the OVO Energy Women's Tour on Friday.

There will be road closures in place across the county to allow the race to take place and police are urging local people and people coming to watch the event to allow extra time for their journey.

The 151km race starts in Atherstone at 10am and finishes in Leamington Spa at around 2pm. There will be road closures in place in both towns for most of the day on Friday.

The race will pass through a number of other towns and villages in Warwickshire with rolling road closures in place to allow the competitors to pass through safely.

Parking restrictions will be in place in Atherstone, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth and Moreton Morrell.

For full details of road closures and parking restrictions click here and for a route map click here.

Chief Inspector James Baker said: "We're delighted the tour is returning to Warwickshire and proud to support the event.

"We'd like to ensure people have advanced warning that there will be road closures and delays on Friday so please plan your journey and give yourself plenty of time.

"If you are planning on attending the event, especially if you are going to Atherstone or Leamington, please arrive in plenty of time. There will be plenty of entertainment for all the family."


Posted by Sam Cook, Operational Communications Officer

Published 06/06/17