Le Tour De France is in Cambridge … Mon 7th July 2014

| July 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Grand Depart will be in Yorkshire for the first two stages and then come down to Cambridge for the 3rd stage where it will leave mid morning and travel to London and finish on the Mall outside Buckingham Palace. We’re expecting around 450,000 people to line the streets. Roads will be closed from around 2am so expect serious disruption to journeys you intend to make around the city!

The route will start on Gonville Place (Parker’s Piece) and turn up Regent Street along Sidney Street and then left at the round church past St Johns, Trinity and Kings before going along Trumpington Street all the way out to Saffron Walden. For a map click below:-

https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/le-tour-cambridge-route

The following roads will be closed:-

  • Gonville Place and Parkside will close on Sunday 6 July from 530pm.
  • At 4am on Monday 7 July, the following roads on the route will be closed: Regent Street, St Andrew’s Street, Sidney Street, Bridge Street, King’s Parade and Trumpington Street.
  • Also at 4am, roads which link directly to the route will close. These are: Park Terrace, Parker Street, Emmanuel Road, Victoria Avenue, Jesus Lane, Drummer Street, Emmanuel Street and Lensfield Road.
  • Then at 7am, Trumpington Road and the A1301 will be closed.

 

These road closures will remain in place until 3pm when a phased reopening will begin, with the last roads in the heart of Cambridge expected to open by 6pm.

It will be a chance to see the riders up close and personal at the largest annual sporting event on the planet.

It will be difficult to find accommodation even though the teams will not be staying in Cambridge so book early.

The Big Weekend will also be on that weekend and extended to include Monday so take advantage of the free music etc., over that period.

9x helicopters will be in the sky over Cambridge on that day so bring ear plugs!

For more information visit http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2014/fr/etape-3.html

Chris Froome

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