Guildford gears up for Tour of Britain
By mattcollison | Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 12:57
THOUSANDS of people are expected to line the streets of Guildford on Sunday (September 16) when the Tour of Britain cycle race arrives.
Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins will be racing through Guildford on Sunday (September 16).
Crowds will gather to cheer on 100 of the world's top cyclists - including Olympic hero Bradley Wiggins - for the Tour's final stage.
The Tour's eighth stage starts at noon in Reigate and enters Guildford for the first pass through the town at 1pm.
Cyclists will race up High Street towards London Road, Clay Lane and Jacobs Well before heading to Send, East Clandon and West Horsley.
The Tour ends with a dramatic race to finish line in Guildford High Street between 3.30pm and 4pm.
The race will involve a temporary rolling road closure and parking restrictions along the final 8km and narrow sections of the route.
The following town centre road closures will be in place from 4.45am to 7.30pm:
- High Street and Upper High Street, from Millbrook to Epsom Road
- Chertsey Street, between High Street and Martyr Road
- North Street, between Chertsey Street and Commercial Road
- Market Street
- Angel Gate
- Quarry Street, between High Street and Castle Hill
- Mill Lane
- Woodbridge Road, between North Street and Leapale Road car park exit
- Alexandra Terrace, between High Street and Black Horse car park entrance.
Three further roads will be closed from 12 noon to 4.30pm:
- High Street, between Park Street and Millbrook
- Bury Street, between Bury Fields and High Street.
A temporary one-way system will operate along North Street to allow access from Ward Street and Leapale Road via Haydon Place.
Parking restrictions will also be in place in the following areas of the borough:
- Albury: The Street, between Weston Yard and Church Lane - 11.30am to 2pm
- Chilworth: Dorking Road, between Lockner Holt and Old Manor Lane - 11.30am to 2pm
- Chilworth: New Road, between Old Manor Lane and Hornhatch Lane - 11.30am to 2pm
- Send: Send Road, between Wharf Lane and Send March Lane - 11.50am to 2.50pm
- Shalford: Kings Road, between New Road and Horsham Road - 11.30am to 5pm
- Shalford: Horsham Road, between Kings Road and Broadford Road - 11.30am to 5pm
- Shalford: Broadford Road, between Horsham Road and Old Portsmouth Road - 11.30am to 5pm
- Shalford: Old Portsmouth Road, between Broadford Road and Sandy Lane - 11.30am to 5pm
- Guildford: London Road, between Epsom Road and York Road - 11.30am to 2.15pm
- Guildford: Portsmouth Road, between Sandy Lane and Park Street - 11.30am to 5pm
- Guildford: High Street, between Park Street and Epsom Road - midnight to 7.30pm
- Guildford: Tunsgate from Castle Street - midnight to 11pm
- Guildford: Chertsey Street, between High Street and Martyr Road - midnight to 11pm
- Guildford: North Street, between Chertsey Street and Onslow Street - midnight to 11pm
- Guildford: Market Street, between North Street and High Street - midnight to 11pm
- Guildford: Martyr Road, between Chertsey Street and Haydon Place - midnight to 7.30pm
- Guildford: Leapale Road, between Woodbridge Road and North Street - midnight to 7.30pm
- Guildford: Woodbridge Road, between Onslow Street and North Street - midnight to 7.30pm
- Guildford: York Road, between London Road and Foxenden Road - midnight to 7.30pm.
George Abbot car park in Bury Street and Commercial Road car park will be closed all day.
Millmead on-street parking and Millmead House front car park will be closed from 11.30am to 4.30pm.
Park and ride services will operate throughout the day.
Buses to and from the town centre will run a normal Sunday service, but with amended town centre routes. The Friary bus station will operate as normal. For more information visit www.surreycc.gov.uk
An enhanced Sunday train service will run to Guildford from Reigate, London and Reading.
Further information on road closures and route maps can be found at www.gosurrey.info/tourofbritain.