Tour Of Britain Heads To The East

16 September 2010, 18:16 | Updated: 17 September 2010, 15:36

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Suffolk and Norfolk this week for the Tour of Britain.

Stage 6 of the tour will be coming through Norfolk and then stage 7 will pass through Suffolk.

It's the first time the tour has come to our area.

Peter Hodgis works for the event, and told Heart: "In the same way we're interested in the Tour De France, people want to know about Britain. As a process of that they see the countryside as the cyclists' race past and they will see that and go 'Wow that looks fantastic. We could go on holiday there.' Every year the tour gets bigger and better. People do come and visit the areas as a consequence of the tour. They see the stage and go 'that looks attractive - we could go there for the weekend,' whether that's for a cycling holiday or just a normal holiday."

For more information about the Tour of Britain and it's route in Norfolk and Suffolk just follow the links. It will be in Norfolk on Thursday 16th September and Suffolk on Friday 17th September.

Traffic and Road Closures

Norfolk Stage - Thursday  King’s Lynn – Great Yarmouth

As soon as the race is through traffic is able to move as normal.

South Beach Parade in  Yarmouth will be closed from Dickens Avenue to Kings Road from 5am until 7pm.

Main Cross Road will be closed from 1.30pm until 4pm.

Parking restrictions will be in place on Jellicoe Road in Yarmouth from 10am on Wednesday 15th September and on Thursday 16th September.

Parking restrictions will be in place in Great Yarmouth on Thursday 16th September on Marine Parade, Trafalgar Road, Yarmouth Way and South Quay.


Suffolk Stage - Friday

Bury St Edmunds – Colchester

Rolling road closures with Police escort.

Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds 10:15

King of the Mountains climbs at Foxearth (approx. 11:20),

Milden Hill (approx. 11:45)

Ballingdon Hill outside Sudbury (approx. 12:10)

Sprint points at Long Melford (approx. 11:29)

Braintree (approx. 12:40)

Tiptree (approx. 13:20)

East Hill in Colchester 13:40.