North Lincolnshire

What to expect from the 2017 Tour of Britain in North Lincolnshire

Some of the world’s best riders will head to Lincolnshire next week for a stage of the Tour of Britain cycling event.

North Lincolnshire will be host to Stage 3 on Tuesday, September 5 when the riders will be competing on a 178 km circuit from Normanby Hall Country Park to Scunthorpe.

The stage will start from 11am and is expected to finish between 3pm and 4pm. A full list of the estimated times can be found here.

The Tour of Britain concludes on September 10.

Where can I watch the Tour of Britain?

All eight stages of the tour will be shown on ITV4 live, however people are encouraged to come along and support the riders at their nearest stage, which is free of charge to attend.

Who will be racing?

120 of the world’s top cyclists will be racing in the Tour of Britain this September.

Last year’s winner Steve Cummings will be taking part, as will Australia’s Rohan Dennis and the UK’s Alex Dowsett.

The top five ranked cycling teams (Quick-Step Floors, Team Sky, BMC Racing, Movistar Team and Orica-Scott) will all be racing across the tour.

The route

The 178km route starts at Normanby Hall Country Park and concludes on the A18 Kingsway in Scunthorpe.

Here is a map of the route, but more information can be found on the website.

A map of the stage route

Which roads will be closed?

Due to the magnitude of the event multiple road closures will occur throughout the day in North Lincolnshire.

The B1430 Thealby Lane and West Halton Hill will be closed from A1077 in the direction of Thealby and Coleby from 7am until 12 noon, however access will be granted for residents.

In Flixborough, Stather Road, High Street and Lodge Lane will be closed between First Avenue and Normanby Road in the direction of Normanby Road only, from 7am to 12 noon with access maintained for Flixborough residents.

As the race travels along the A161 at junction two of the M180 around 12.10pm, and across the exits for Barrow (B1206) and Barton (A1077) of the A15 around 2.40pm and 2.55pm, the exit slips roads will be closed in both directions so that traffic does not build up on the road.

Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times along the route.

For the remainder of the race, there will be a rolling road block. This means that between 15 and 20 minutes before the cyclists come through, police motorcyclists will be closing the road and clearing it of traffic.

Once the race has passed, the road will be open as normal with no one section of the route should be shut for more than 20 to 30 minutes.

The race will finish on the A18 Kingsway opposite Central Park in Scunthorpe, meaning the A18 Kingsway will be closed from Berkley Circle to the Queensway roundabout from 4am to 8pm.