Stage two of the Tour of Britain cycle race will start from Carlisle city centre on Monday 5th September. If you have an appointment at the Sport and Performing Arts Injury Clinic, please allow plenty of time for your journey.
Some of the world’s top pro riders, including Team GB Olympic heroes Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, will be racing on Cumbria’s roads during Stage 2 of the Tour, from Carlisle to Kendal.
The 117-mile route through the county starts in Carlisle city centre and the riders will then head off via Penrith, Cockermouth, Keswick, Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere to the finish atop the challenging climb of Beast Banks in Kendal.
Rolling Road Block
Once the race officially gets underway in Carlisle at 11am on Monday 5 September, a rolling road closure will be in place as the riders progress along the route. Roads affected are likely to be closed for approximately 30 minutes while the cyclists and support teams pass through. Every effort will be made to keep any disruption to a minimum but drivers should expect some delays on race day. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained throughout.
Roads affected are likely to be closed for approximately 30 minutes while the cyclists and support teams pass through.
The organisers have said that “every effort will be made to keep any disruption to a minimum but drivers should expect some delays on race day”.
Roads affected are: Carlisle City Centre – English Street – The Crescent – Lowther Street – Drover’s Lane – West Tower Street – Castle Way – Caldewgate – Castle Way – Hardwicke Circus – Georgian Way – Victoria Place – Warwick Road – Eastern Way – London Road – Cumwhinton Road – Cumwhinton – Cotehill – Armathwaite
Some key points and timings along the route:
· 11am: Start on English Street, Carlisle
· 11.46am – 11.54am: Riders approach Penrith
· 12.47pm – 1.09pm: 1st Sprint through Hesket Newmarket
· 1.21pm – 1.50pm: 2nd Sprint through Cockermouth
· 1.32pm – 2.10pm: 1st King of the Mountains climb, Whinlatter Pass
· 1.48pm – 2.26pm: 2nd King of the Mountains climb, Chestnut Hill, Keswick
· 2.13pm – 2.54pm: 3rd Sprint through Grasmere
· 2.21pm – 3.12pm: 3rd King of the Mountains climb, The Struggle, Ambleside
· 2.55pm – 3.45pm: Finish on Beast Banks, Kendal
Note all timings are approximate. Earlier time refers to expected times for lead riders, later time for when most riders are expected to have passed.
For more information visit the official Tour of Britain website.