BLYTH TOWN COUNCIL
The 2017 route will see a loop the loop of Blyth giving the audience an exciting double hit of seeing the riders fly through the town. There will also be a full programme of events throughout the day.
The finishing straight by the marketplace in 2015
Your day in Blyth
Come down and watch the race unfold live on the giant screen and enjoy the activities and atmosphere on the finishing straight.
Timetable of events
Street Velodrome and Promo village opens
11:00 - 14:00
Live music on the stage
11:45 - 12:45
Italian Time Trials featuring children from 3 local schools
Street Velodrome session reserved for local schools
Advance vehicles - get interactive with our motorbike riders!
Riders pass through - and start their finishing lap of the Seaton Valley
Riders cross the finishing line
Prize giving on stage
Followed by your opportunity to go autograph hunting amongst the support vehicles in the Keel Row car park or bag one of the last slots on the Street Velodrome
Road Closure information
The following car parks will be closed on 4 September:
High Street - for the Street Velodrome
Keel Row - for the support vehicles and team buses
King Street - reserved parking for invited guests
Customers of Morrisons will still be able to access their car park (usual terms and conditions apply). Parking is also available on the Quayside and on Freehold Street, but be sure to arrive early to avoid road closures.
Access to Blyth Hospital will be preserved via Cowpen Road until the race comes through. However, a diversion will be in place from 13:00 down Hodgsons Road to the rear entrance.
Information for residents:
The advertised times are based on the worst case scenarios and are given as a period of time within which to avoid travel on the roads if possible. Various factors, such as the speed of the race or broken down vehicles can influence the closure times on the day.
Where it is safe to do so we will endeavour to allow cars to escape road closures in direction of the race.
For example, those living on the estates around Amersham Road will be allowed to leave via the roundabout on the A193 in the direction of the Plessey Road roundabout and around to Laverock Hall Road until approx. 14:30.
The published closure times are the worst case scenarios, designed to allow us the flexibility and time to deal with the race running fast or slow and to allow us to remove any vehicles causing an obstruction. Whilst our priority will always be the safety of the riders and public safety and would encourage you to plan around the published times, we also plan to limit the disruption as far as possible.