11 June 2015

There will be a number of road closures in Oundle and Kettering for the Aviva Women’s Tour on Friday 19th June.

Northamptonshire is hosting stage three of the five-day cycling event, which starts at 10am in Oundle Market Place at finishes at around 1.30pm in Kettering town centre.

Rolling closure

Between Oundle and Kettering there will be a rolling road closure managed by a team of police and specialist cycle race motorcyclists travelling in advance of the riders to ensure that the route is clear and safe.

Womens' Tour road closures

It is anticipated to take up to 30 minutes for the race convoy to pass any given point along the route.

There will also be the following road closures:

  • West Street, New Street, St Osyths Lane and North Street (south of the junction with Blackpot Lane) in Oundle will be closed all day on Friday 19th June
  • A one-way system running clockwise will be in place on East Road, South Road, Mill Road, Benefield Road, Milton Road and Blackpot Lane.
  • Gipsy Lane (south of Bowhill) and Northampton Road (east of Northfield Avenue) in Kettering will be closed between 12pm and 3pm, while Sheep Street will be closed from 4.45am to 6pm.
  • A sign-posted diversion will be in place directing traffic away from Kettering town centre via St Mary’s Road, Windmill Avenue and Stamford Road.

Women's Tour road closures

For more information about the Aviva Women’s Tour, visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/womenstour.