Tour of Britain – road closure information


With just two weeks to go before the Tour of Britain comes to Worcestershire, Worcestershire LEP  has issued further information regarding the road closures that will be in operation on the day.

The Race is coming to the County on Wednesday 10 September and will start from the Cattle Market Car Park in the City Centre (beneath the Hive).   From there the riders will undertake a circuit around the city centre before leaving via St John’s to Bransford, Malvern, Upton, Pershore, Evesham and Broadway.

The route and race operates under a police rolling road closure which closes the affected roads for a period of 30 minutes at each location (in effect, 15 minutes before the expected time of arrival of the riders until 15 minutes after).  The roads affected and estimated times of arrival are available from the Tour of Britain website.

The only road closures outside of rolling road closures are planned FULL CLOSURES with no exemptions, as follows:

  • The Butts, Worcester – between 4-5.30 am and 9 am – 1 pm.
  • Church Street, Wells Road and Abbey Road,  Malvern – between 8 am – 2 pm
  • Market Square, Evesham – between 10 am – 2 pm
  • High Street, Broadway – between 10 -11.30 am

Road signage will be placed along the affected route and further updates provided on the dedicated Tour of Britain Worcestershire Twitter Feed: @ToBWorcs.

Worcestershire LEP has compiled a ‘Local Race Guide’.  This provides information for spectators on all of the activities taking place along the Stage route, including the City Centre, Upton, Malvern, Pershore, Evesham and Broadway.

Peter Pawsey,  Executive Chair at Worcestershire LEP, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting the Tour of Britain coming to Worcestershire and are looking forward to a really great occasion.  We are expecting the crowds to turn out in droves both at the Stage Start Point and along the route and we thank our partners in the City, County, District, Town and Parish Councils for all the efforts they have made to ensure this  a truly memorable occasion for Worcestershire.