Ipswich is transforming itself into Velo City this summer, with the return of the Aviva Tour of Britain and the popular Ipswich Cycling Weekend.
Kicking off the Ipswich Cycling Weekend, the Crafted Classique sportive takes place on Saturday 22nd August.This timed cycling challenge offers three routes (55km, 100km and 100 miles)through the stunning Suffolk countryside andis supported by Ipswich Borough Council and British Cycling and sponsored by digital marketing agency Crafted.
The next day will see hundreds of people of all ages taking part in SkyRide Ipswich and enjoying a traffic-free route. Since the first SkyRide partnership with British Cycling, the number of riders jumping on their bike in Ipswich every week has more than doubled.
Meanwhile, the world’s top riders will race into town at the end of the penultimate stage of this year’s Aviva Tour of Britain.
Twenty top cycling teams will compete in the eight-day tour, which comes to Suffolk on 12th September at the end of a 139-mile stage.
The finishing line is outside Willis on Princes Street and large crowds are expected to line the streets to welcome the riders to Ipswich.
The Tour will be coming through Ipswich via Wherstead Road, Hawes Street, Vernon Street, Burrell Road and Princes Street and motorists can expect delays while the race is on.
There will be a rolling road closure for most of the route and then Burrell Road and Princes Street, along with adjoining roads, will be closed from around 2.30pm.
Some buses will be operating on a diverted route as there will be temporary limited access to the railway station. Please plan your travel arrangements in advance.
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Issued by the IBC press office, tel: 01473 432031