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Travel news: Roads to close for Tour of Britain
Tim Sparrow
By Tim Sparrow
Travel presenter, BBC Norfolk

Cyclists in the 2006 Tour of Britain
The 2010 Tour of Britain will avoid Norfolk's major arterial roads

The Tour of Britain comes to Norfolk on Thursday, 16 September 2010, which means many of the county's roads will be closed for part of the day.

The race begins at 1100 BST from the Tuesday Market Place in King's Lynn.

Cyclists will then follow a route around Norfolk, but major roads including the A11 and A47 will be unaffected.

The race is due to finish on the seafront in Great Yarmouth at approximately 1600.

Travelling by car

If you are making a journey by car, all road closures will be well signed. Any roads that are part of the main route have advanced warning signs in the days leading up to the tour.

A rolling roadblock will be in place with police motorbikes and support vehicles escorting the racing cycles.

There will also be no roadworks on all routes north of the A47 throughout the day.

Traffic marshals will be on hand in Norwich and Great Yarmouth to help keep traffic moving on the roads surrounding the main route.

On-street parking is banned for the last eight kilometres of the route, leading into Great Yarmouth town centre.

Traffic is likely to be extremely busy in the town during the afternoon, as greyhound racing, horse racing and a bowls tournament are all taking place in addition to the Tour of Britain.

The National Trust is also providing free parking near the race route which snakes past Blickling Hall near Aylsham, and is a short distance from the entrance to Sheringham Park near Cromer.

Travelling by bus

Norfolk Green will operate a Park and Ride service from the Norfolk Arena to King's Lynn town centre from 0800 to 1800 on Thursday, 16 September, to allow spectators to see the start of the race easily.

Those wishing to see the action in Norwich are being advised to use any of the normal Norwich Park and Ride services.

Coverage on radio

BBC Radio Norfolk travel presenters Tim Sparrow and Luke Tuddenham will be live at Norfolk Traffic Control from 0630 to 1600, providing regular updates from the county's network of roadside cameras.

They will be able to see parts of the route and will keep you informed as to exactly where the cyclists are located.





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