South East Wales

British Cycling race closes Monmouthshire roads

A number of road closures have been put in place while the British Cycling National Road Race Championships are held in Monmouthshire.

Several complete closures and rolling restrictions will be in place across the county from Friday to Sunday.

Some of the biggest names in cycling are taking part in the championships.

They include Sir Bradley Wiggins and Emma Pooley who won their 26-mile British time-trial races on Thursday.

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On Sunday riders will take to the roads to compete in the road race, with the men tackling a 117-mile (186km) course and the women taking on a 64-mile (101) route.

In preparation, Baker Street, Neville Street and Tudor Street, in Abergavenny town centre will be closed on Friday from 16:00 to 24:00 BST, while Frogmore Street will be shut from 17:30 BST on Saturday to 22:00 BST Sunday.

Race day will see Cross Street closed from 05:00 to 20:00 and Hereford Road shut from 09:00 to 19:00 BST.

There will also be no access to King Street, the A40, Park Avenue, Lion Street and Market Street from 10:00 to 18:00 BST.

In Maerdy the following closures will be in place from 10:00 to 12:00 BST and again from 15:00 to 18:00 BST.

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Several roads in Monmouth will be closed from 09:45 to 10:30 BST and then from 14:15 to 15:00 BST.

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There will also be a number of rolling road closures in Monmouth, Usk, Chepstow, Newport and Abergavenny on Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00 BST.

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