Roads to be closed in Barnsley for bike race

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A number of roads in Barnsley are to be closed on Sunday for the Tour de Yorkshire bike race.

Eldon Street, Regent Street, Church Street, St Mary’s Gate and Church Lane in the town centre will be closed to vehicles from 10am until around 3pm, although there will be access for pedestrians.

The A61 Barnsley Road, A61 Wakefield Road, A61 Old Mill Lane, ,A635 Huddersfield Road, A635 Wilthorpe Road, A635 Barugh Green Road and A635 Lane Head Road will be affected by rolling roads closures between 12.20pm and 1.15pm.

A Barnsley Council spokesman said: “Barnsley Council would also like to advise that parking will be prohibited on the race route between 10am and 2pm.

“Spectators are urged to allow plenty of time for their journey and plan their route in advance.

“Those who don’t plan to watch the cycle race but need to travel on the affected roads on Sunday are also advised to plan changes to their regular journey or route in advance.”

To see a map of the Barnsley route visit http://www.visit-barnsley.com/tour-de-yorkshire-in-barnsley