Tour of Britain is coming to Bristol and the West of England: Tour of Britain 2018

31 Aug 2018

Leisure, Arts, Culture and Events

Tour of Britain is coming to Bristol and the West of England

On Tuesday (4 September) the Tour of Britain will once again be arriving in the city. Drivers are advised to plan ahead to avoid disruption.

On Tuesday (4 September) the Tour of Britain will once again be arriving in the city.

This promises to be another spectacular display of athletic ability with some of the world’s top cyclists taking part.  This year, Tour de France winners Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will be taking part in the race which will start and end on Bristol’s Clifton Downs.

The route crosses out over the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge before travelling around North Somerset, Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset passing by local landmarks such as Clevedon and Cheddar Gorge.

Roads around the Downs will be closed from 10pm on the Monday (3 September) to 9pm on the Tuesday (4 September).  Parking restrictions will also be in place on these roads throughout the day of the race. 

Any other roads along the route will be affected by rolling road closures where police will hold traffic for a short period of time at allotted spaces to allow for the race to pass in safety.

Drivers are advised to plan ahead to avoid disruption.

Sections of the following roads will be closed from 10pm on Monday 3 September to 9pm Tuesday 4 September:

  • Centre Road
  • Circular Road
  • Fountain Hill
  • Ladies Mile
  • Stoke Road

The full route with details about which roads will be affected can be found on the Tour of Britain website.