Published On: Mon, Jun 1st, 2015

Motorists urged to plan their journey ahead of the Tour of Cambridgeshire

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roadUK. Road users are being urged to plan their journey ahead of the Tour of Cambridgeshire cycle race due to take place this weekend (6 June).

The long distance race, known as a gran fondo, is taking place around Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and will comprise of a 17-mile time trial on Saturday (6 June), with a 81-mile gran fondo on Sunday (7 June), starting and finishing at the East of England Showground in Peterborough.

The time trial is part of the UCI’s World Cycling Tour (UWCT), one of 15 qualifier events that will see the top 25 per cent of finishers qualifying to take part on the amateur world championships in Denmark.

The route will have consequences for city and town communities in the region. The major roads in the East region will be busier than normal at the weekend, with high numbers of additional travelling spectators and diverted commuter and commercial traffic.

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