Gwent road closures for UK cycling event

Gwent road closures for UK cycling event

Gwent road closures for UK cycling event

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ROADS around Monmouthshire will be temporarily closed later this month as cycling stars compete in the National Road and Time Trial Championships.

The sporting event, which is set to attract 35,000 spectators, will include riders such as Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins and multi-stage victor Mark Cavendish.

The National Time Trial Championships takes place on Thursday, June 26 with routes along Catsash Road, Newport, carriageways through Newbridge-on-Usk and a section of the Usk Road south from near the Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel to Caerleon will be closed.

The closures will take place between 1pm and 3.30pm and from 6pm to 9pm. Last year’s event, in Glasgow, saw a £2.59 million surge in the local economy.

Bill Owen, championship organiser, said: “Obviously, in events like this there will be the need to close roads, but we hope the Monmouthshire public will understand this and come out to enjoy the incredible racing that we will have on show.”

Monmouthshire County Council have sent out leaflets to households and business directly affected by the road closures and are continuing conversations with communities to keep all disruption to a minimum.

On Sunday June 29, the stars will be competing for the National Road Race Championships, which will start and finish in Abergavenny. Frogmore Street will be closed from 5.30pm on Saturday, June 28 to 10pm on Sunday, Cross Street will be closed from 5am on June 29 to 8pm, with Hereford Road shut between 9am and 7pm on the same day. Park Avenue, Lion Street, King Street, Market Street and a section of the A40 through Abergavenny will also be closed on the Sunday from 10am until 6pm.

Gwyn Matthews, chairman of Abergavenny Business Club, said: “This event is a very positive thing for Abergavenny, anything which increases visitors to the area can only be beneficial.”

The town centre of Monmouth will be closed from 9.45am until 10.30am and from 2.15pm to 3pm.

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8:23am Sat 14 Jun 14

woolleyback says...

Year after year we become imprisoned in our homes in Abergavenny, unable to get in or out for hours on end. Our objections are ignored and they say that it is 'great for the town'. Who is it great for? the shopkeepers complain that it is quieter when the festival is on as people cannot or do not want to go to the town!! As for the leaflet sent out... when did this happen because I for one am directly affected and so are my neighbours and we haven't received anything. Its about time the locals were considered in this because WE DO NOT WANT TO BE PRISONERS IN OUR HOMES BECAUSE OF THE CYLISTS!!!!
Year after year we become imprisoned in our homes in Abergavenny, unable to get in or out for hours on end. Our objections are ignored and they say that it is 'great for the town'. Who is it great for? the shopkeepers complain that it is quieter when the festival is on as people cannot or do not want to go to the town!! As for the leaflet sent out... when did this happen because I for one am directly affected and so are my neighbours and we haven't received anything. Its about time the locals were considered in this because WE DO NOT WANT TO BE PRISONERS IN OUR HOMES BECAUSE OF THE CYLISTS!!!! woolleyback
  • Score: 1

3:53pm Sat 14 Jun 14

SpannerSpinner says...

"Monmouthshire County Council have sent out leaflets to households and business directly affected by the road closures".

No, they didn't.

Our works is directly adjacent to one of the road closures. We're functionally going to have to shut down for the day, with 20+ mile round trip detours for pre-booked customers and the complete loss of passing trade due to the closure of the end of the road we're on. The first we knew of this is when the road closure signs went up yesterday.

A few of my work colleagues live on the roads that've been marked for closure, and those signs erected on Friday were the first notification they'd received of access restrictions to their homes.
"Monmouthshire County Council have sent out leaflets to households and business directly affected by the road closures". No, they didn't. Our works is directly adjacent to one of the road closures. We're functionally going to have to shut down for the day, with 20+ mile round trip detours for pre-booked customers and the complete loss of passing trade due to the closure of the end of the road we're on. The first we knew of this is when the road closure signs went up yesterday. A few of my work colleagues live on the roads that've been marked for closure, and those signs erected on Friday were the first notification they'd received of access restrictions to their homes. SpannerSpinner
  • Score: 1

1:48pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Ollie254 says...

Roads should not be closed to anyone and sport has no place in restricting free movement. The organiser should be compensating those adversely effected.
Roads should not be closed to anyone and sport has no place in restricting free movement. The organiser should be compensating those adversely effected. Ollie254
  • Score: 1

4:06pm Sun 15 Jun 14

prawn123 says...

The Royal British Legion are marching in Abergavenny on Saturday 28th June at 6pm. They are parading on Frogmore Street on their way to a D-day Service at the Church.

Lets hope the bikes will be able to weave in between people and not cause any accidents.

Surely supporting RBL and remembering D-day is far more important than a bunch of blokes on bikes!!!
The Royal British Legion are marching in Abergavenny on Saturday 28th June at 6pm. They are parading on Frogmore Street on their way to a D-day Service at the Church. Lets hope the bikes will be able to weave in between people and not cause any accidents. Surely supporting RBL and remembering D-day is far more important than a bunch of blokes on bikes!!! prawn123
  • Score: 3

4:11pm Sun 15 Jun 14

prawn123 says...

*Sorry I meant Armed Forces Day not D-day
*Sorry I meant Armed Forces Day not D-day prawn123
  • Score: 0

4:24pm Sun 15 Jun 14

bucks says...

Road racing cyclist have taken over from wasps as the biggest summer annoyance.


Two suggestions for them:

1) Get a car
2) Get a girlfriend
Road racing cyclist have taken over from wasps as the biggest summer annoyance. Two suggestions for them: 1) Get a car 2) Get a girlfriend bucks
  • Score: -1

8:31pm Sun 15 Jun 14

displayed says...

"Gwent road closures for UK cycling event"

Road closures due to various reasons are quite common in Newport!
"Gwent road closures for UK cycling event" Road closures due to various reasons are quite common in Newport! displayed
  • Score: 3

8:33pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Ollie254 says...

bucks wrote:
Road racing cyclist have taken over from wasps as the biggest summer annoyance.


Two suggestions for them:

1) Get a car
2) Get a girlfriend
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]bucks[/bold] wrote: Road racing cyclist have taken over from wasps as the biggest summer annoyance. Two suggestions for them: 1) Get a car 2) Get a girlfriend[/p][/quote]Spot on. Ollie254
  • Score: 1

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