Road closures announced in Sidmouth for Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain stage start on Sidmouth seafront in 2013. Bradley Wiggins is pictured centre in

The Tour of Britain stage start on Sidmouth seafront in 2013. Bradley Wiggins is pictured centre in the yellow jersey. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 9563-38-13SH - Credit: Archant

The Tour of Britain returns to Sidmouth next Friday with the world’s best riders descending on the town for stage six of the competition.

The 93 mile route will test the cyclists as they travel from Sidmouth, through Ottery St Mary and Honiton to Haytor.

Olympians Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Owain Doull will be hoping to take home the yellow jersey when the competition ends on Sunday, September 11.

Devon County Council has put a number of closures and parking restrictions in Sidmouth, Tipton St John, Ottery St Mary and Honiton.

Rolling restrictions will be in effect for a limited period to allow the race and race vehicles to travel through safely.


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Roads in the town centre will also be closed for the Criterium races taking place in the afternoon.

All car parks will be available on Friday except the Ham East and West site. Car parks will be inaccessible on Thursday evening due to the Criterium races.

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To avoid being caught out here is a list of all the roads, closures on Thursday and Friday.

Blackmore View from All Saints Road to Victoria Cottage Hospital

No parking: 8am to 1pm on Friday, September 9.

Church Street from Market Place to Coburg Road

No parking: 9am on Thursday 8 Sept to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

Fore Street from Russell Street to The Esplanade

No parking: 9am on Thursday 8 Sept to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

Road closed: 11am on Thursday 8 Sept to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

Old Fore Street from High Street to Market Place

Road closed: 11am on Thursday 8 Sept to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

Glen Road from The Esplanade to Manor Road

No parking: 5am to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

Upper High Street from All Saints Road to Holmdale Street

No parking: 8am to 1pm on Friday 9 Sept

Road closed: 5am to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

Lower High Street from Holmdale Street to Fore Street

No parking: between 9am on Thursday 8 Sept and 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

Road closed: 11am on Thursday 8 Sept to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

Manor Road from Glen Road to Peak Hill Road

No parking: 05:00 to 14:00 on Friday 9 Sept

Market Place

No parking: 9am on Thursday 8 Sept to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

Mill Street - from High Street to York Street

No parking: 9am to 10pm on Thursday 8 Sept

Road closed: 11am to 11.59pm on Thursday 8 Sept

New Street -from Fore Street to Market Place

No parking: 9am on Thursday 8 Sept to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

Peak Hill Road from The Esplanade to Manor Road

Road closed: 5am to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

Russell Street from High Street to York Street

Road closed: 11am to 11.59pm on Thursday 8 Sept

Station Road from The Esplanade to Manor Road

No parking: 9am on Thursday 8 Sept to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

Road closed: 11am on Thursday 8 Sept to 2pm Friday 9 Sept

The Esplanade from Station Road to Ham Lane

No parking: 9am on Thursday 8 Sept to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

Road closed: 11am on Thursday 8 Sept to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

The Esplanade from Glen Road to Station Road

No parking: 5am to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

The Triangle

No parking: 9am on Thursday 8 Sept to 2pm on Friday 9 Sept

Vicarage Road from No.4 to Radway Lodge

No parking: 8am to 1pm on Friday 9 Sept

York Street from The Esplanade to Mill Street

Road closed: 11am to 11.59pm on Thursday 8 Sept

There will also be rolling road closure in Vicarage Road, Temple Street, Arcot Road

and Woolbrook Road

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