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Police warn of road closures ahead of OVO Energy Tour of Britain

As Warwickshire welcomes the men's OVO Energy Tour of Britain on 5 September, police are urging local residents to be aware of road closures and plan their journeys.

The race starts at 11am Newdegate Street, Nuneaton and finishes at around 3.20pm on Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa.

There will be road closures in place throughout the day in Nuneaton and Leamington. There will then be rolling road closures in place across the county to allow the race to pass through (details below).

Chief Inspector Neil Harrison said: "Following the success of the women's tour in Warwickshire over the past couple of years we're delighted to welcome the men's tour this year. It will be fantastic to see some of the world's top cyclists battling it out on the streets of the county.

"To allow the race to pass through there will be rolling road closures in place throughout the day as well as closures in place in Nuneaton and Leamington to allow the race to start and finish.

"While everything will be done to keep disruption to a minimum I would urge people to plan their journeys carefully."

Race start in Nuneaton
The following roads in Nuneaton will be closed from 4pm on 4 September to 4pm on 5 September.

  • Abbey Street - Jnc Roanne Ringway to Jnc Newdegate St
  • Powell Way - Jnc Abbey Street to Jnc Corporation Street
  • Harefield Road - Jnc Newtown road to jnc Bridge Street
  • Stratford Road
  • Abbey Gate

Rolling road closures
These roads will be closed to allow the cyclists to pass through for a period between the times below. The time will vary depending upon the pace of the race.

Mancetter - 11.00am-11.16am
Mancetter Road and B4116 Witherley Road.

Atherstone - 11.02am-11.22am
Long Street to Monks Park Lane

Ridge Lane - 11.08am-11.25am

Birchley Heath - 11.09am-11.29am
Birchley Heath Road and B4114 Nuneaton Road

Church End 11.13am-11.30am
B4112 Birmingham Road

Ansley - 11.14am-11.33am
Arley Lane

New Arley - 11.18am-11.39am
Spring Hill to B4102 Nuneaton Road

Fillongley - 11.24am-11.48am
B4102 Meriden Road to B4102 Fillongley Road

Meriden - 11.33am-11.56am
Main Road to Meriden Road

Berkswell Village - 11.39am-12.02pm
Meriden Road, B4101 Spencers Lane and B4104 Duggins Lane

Coventry - 11.44am-12.12pm
Station Avenue to A429 Kenilworth Road

Kenilworth - 11.54am-12.24pm
A429 Coventry Road to A452 Fieldgate Lane, B4103 Clinton Lane, A452 The Square, A452 Warwick Lane, and A452 Warwick Road.

Leek Wootton - 12.05pm-12.29pm
A452 Warwick Road and Coventry Road

Warwick - 12.09pm-12.59pm
Primrose Hill, A425 Birmingham Road, A425 Saltisford to A429 High Street, A425 Castle Hill, A425 Banbury Road to B4455 Fosse Way

Moreton Morrell - 12.37pm-1.04pm

Wellesbourne - 12.42pm-1.19pm
B4086 Kineton Road to B4086 Bridge Street, A429 Ettington Road, and A422 Banbury Road.

Ettington - 12.53pm-1.26pm
B4455 Fosse Way to A4300 Fosse Way

Halford - 1.00pm-1.30pm
A429 Fosse Way

Darlingscott - 1.07pm-1.36pm

Ilmington - 1.11pm-1.48pm
Front Street

Ebrington - 1.19pm-1.50pm

Charingworth - 1.22pm-1.53pm

Shipston on Stour
B4035 Campden Road to A3400 Mill Street

Upper Brailes - 1.38pm-2.11pm

Lower Braikes - 1.40pm-2.23pm

Upper Tysoe - 1.53pm-2.32pm
Epwell Road to Tysoe Road

Little Kineton - 2.04pm-2.37pm

Kineton - 2.05pm-2.48pm
B4086 and B4068 Camp Lane

Edge Hill - 2.14pm-3.05pm

Burton Dassett - 2.29pm-3.07pm

Fenny Compton - 2.32pm-3.13pm
Avon Dassett Road to A423 towards Southam

Southam - 2.48pm-3.28pm
A425 Banbury Road to A423 Coventry Road

Long Ickington - 2.52pm-3.35pm
A423 Marton Road

Marton - 2.59pm-3.55pm
B4455 Fosse Way and A425

Radford Semele - 3.17pm-3.58pm

Leamington Spa - 3.19pm-16.03pm
A425 Radford Road to Newbold Terrace

Race finish in Leamington Spa
Road closures will be as follows:

  • Newbold Terrace - from Willes Road to The Parade - 4.45am-8pm on 5 September
  • Euston Place - from Newbold Terrace to Hamilton Terrace - 6pm of 4 September to 8pm on 5 September
  • Newbold Street - From Newbold Terrace to Hamilton Terrace - 4.45am-8pm on 5 September
  • Hamilton Terrace - From the Parade to the junction of the turning onto Regent Grove - 10.00am-5.00pm on 5 September
  • Willes Road - from its junction with Radford Road to its junction with Newbold Terrace/Newbold Terrace East - 11.00am-6.00pm on 5 September
  • Regent Grove - from its junction with The Parade to its junction with Regent Street - 10.00am-5.00pm on 5 September


Posted by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 30/08/18