Get ready to have wheel good fun!
We are reminding residents about road closures during the Get Wakefield Moving event hosted in partnership with British Cycling later this month.
The cycling event will take place on 21 September from 10am-3pm and include a whole host of fun activities such as a chance for residents to jump on their bikes and enjoy traffic free cycling – as roads will be closed, along with bike sculpture workshops run by Faceless, a music stage, rollapaluza, food and water stations, and chance to meet cycling groups from the Change 4 life team.
Road closures will include Westgate at the junction with Drury Lane to Marygate, Marygate, Bullring, Northgate from the bullring to north of the junction with Rishworth Street, traffic travelling from Bell Street to Burton Street, Burton Street, Cliffe Parade, Back lane from the junction with Drury Lane to Cliffe Parade, Drury Lane and Smyth Street with the junction off Westgate. Bell Street heading toward Bond Street will remain open and access to and from Balne Lane will be maintained at all times.
Cllr 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."
Visitors are reminded that parking will be available on Albion Street, Garden Street, Unity House/Smyth Street, Margaret Street, Wentworth Terrace, Laburnham Road and Rodney Yard. Other multi-storey car park facilities will be available at Trinity Walk and the Ridings.
For further information visit www.wakefield.gov.uk and to pre-register to take part in the closed road cycling visit www.goskyride.com/wakefieldpartnerevent