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Road closures this Sunday for HSBC UK City Ride

Published on Thursday, August 10, 2017

VISITORS to the city centre this Sunday who aren’t already planning to travel in by bike are being warned to expect road closures for the Leicester Castle Classic and HSBC UK City Ride.

Road closures are in place from 5am on Sunday 13 August and will be lifted at 8pm.

Roads that will be closed to vehicles – either partially, or along their entire length – are Castle View, Castle Street, Peacock Lane, St Martins, Hotel Street, Market Place, The Newarke, Mill Lane, Eastern Boulevard, Western Boulevard, Upperton Road, Raw Dykes Road, Filbert Way, St Peters Lane, East Bond Street, Causeway Lane, Southgates slip road, Churchgate, Duns Lane, Cheapside, Eastgates, Haymarket, Every Street, Walnut Street and Applegate.

There will also be waiting, loading and unloading restrictions on various roads, plus a suspension of the existing one-way order on Jarrom Street.

The closures will allow the Leicester Castle Classic cycle race to take place between 10am and 12pm. Elite cyclists will compete in a fast, flat and challenging 80km, 20-lap race, taking in Mile Straight, the King Power Stadium and a tricky cobbled section outside Leicester Castle. The race is free to watch.

Immediately after the race, people will be able to take part in the HSBC UK City Ride – the new Sky Ride – by taking to their bikes and heading out on the traffic-free city centre streets.

The City Ride route will link the King Power Stadium and Leicester Castle with Leicester Market and St Peter’s Square, with numerous bike-themed attractions and activities lining the route – and it’s all free.

Both events are part of the Ride Leicester Festival, which celebrates cycling through a series of special events from 12-27 August.

To find out more about Ride Leicester, visit

To find out more about City Ride, visit