Le tour de Wakefield - details of road closures

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Drivers are being warned about city centre road closures during the big cycle ride which is taking place this month.

The free event, called Get Wakefield Moving, is a 1.3km bike ride around the city centre.

It aims to get people active by giving them the chance to ride their bikes safely in a traffic-free zone.

Road closures will include Westgate, Bullring, Northgate, Burton Street, Cliffe Parade, Back lane, Cliffe Parade, Drury Lane and Smyth Street.

Bell Street heading toward Bond Street will remain open and there will be access to and from Balne Lane.

Coun Les Shaw, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “This fast paced cycling event will be perfect for everyone to get energetic, have fun and get involved in the many activities taking place.

“But we want to make sure residents are aware of certain road closures that will last for a majority of the day.

“Diversions will be in place to minimise disruption and we urge everyone to set off in plenty of time to get to their destination.”

There will be a variety of activities including bike sculpture workshops run by Faceless, a music stage, food and water stations, sporting activities and taster sessions.

People will also get the chance to meet cycling groups from the Change 4 Life team and the National Trust who will be on hand to give advice.

Steve Peters, British Cycling’s recreation manager for Yorkshire, said: “Cycling has never been more popular, and whatever your age or fitness level, it’s easy to get involved.

“We are delighted to be working with Wakefield to make it even easier for local people to get out on their bikes and have some fun.”

The event takes place on Sunday, September 21 from 10am to 3pm.

People can register to take part in the event on www.goskyride.com/wakefield or alternatively turn up and register on the day.

The first 1,000 people to register will receive a free British Cycling snapband.