Surrey plans for Tour of Britain cycle race road closures

Bradley Wiggins
Image caption Bradley Wiggins is taking part in this year's Tour of Britain cycle race

Details of rolling road closures have been sent to about 5,000 homes and businesses along the Surrey route of next week's Tour of Britain cycle race.

The penultimate stage of the 2013 Tour of Britain covers a 96-mile (155 km) route between Epsom and Guildford.

Surrey County Council said disruption was being minimised by signing the route and sending out information.

Surrey has hosted several major cycle races since the high-profile London 2012 Olympics events.

Road signs put up

The information sent out by race organisers includes road closure information, a route map, information on temporary parking restrictions and public transport access, and details of where best to watch the race next Saturday.

The council said it had also put up road closure signs so drivers and residents could navigate local routes when the race is held.

It said most road closures would last about half an hour, and a handful would last for longer including the finish in Guildford High Street.

The route passes through Leatherhead, Dorking, Cranleigh, Shere, Woking, Chobham and Farnham, as well as villages in between.

Both 2012 Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins and sprint specialist Mark Cavendish have confirmed they are taking part in the race.

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