Take care to plan a route for Tour

Sky cyclist Ben Swift outside Bridlington Spa where the race will start
Sky cyclist Ben Swift outside Bridlington Spa where the race will start

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is reminding people wanting to visit Bridlington on Friday 1 May to see the start of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire cycling event to plan their journeys in advance – and to take advantage of the travel facilities available on the day.

South Marine Drive will be closed all day on 1 May between Trafalgar Crescent and Pembroke Terrace, from 6am to 6pm. Visitors are strongly advised to come into town using the regular Park and Ride service.

Tour de Yorkshire Stage One

Tour de Yorkshire Stage One

As the race progresses, there will be rolling road closures along the route up to 30 minutes before the riders are due along. Most road closures are scheduled to last around 15 minutes after the riders have passed. These closures will be managed by the police.

The council is reminding residents and visitors that specific parking restrictions will be in place in some areas – people are asked to look out for them as signs will be in place to give plenty of notice before the day of the race.

Bridlington Bus Station will be closed from 11am until 12.15pm, as the race starts nearby, and there will be diversions around the town centre.

During this time it is recommended residents catch the bus on Quay Road near the Town Hall instead.

There is also expected to be a considerable disruption to traffic around Bridlington during this time, so all Bridlington Town Buses and services in and out of Bridlington during the morning are expected to be disrupted.

For more details go to the East Yorkshire Motor Services website at www.eyms.co.uk/bus-services/service-information-item?id=1205.