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19th November 2017

Ipswich Road closures Sunday 14th August


Standby, the Sky Ride is coming back to Ipswich this August.

Since hosting its first Sky Ride event in 2011, over 40,000 participants have taken part in the Ipswich event, which along with British Cycling and Sky’s other cycling initiatives has helped to increase the cycling activity of local residents leading to a saving of more than £1.5m in healthcare costs related to inactivity.

John Stebbings, Operations Manager – Sport and Leisure at Ipswich Borough Council said “Ipswich Borough Council are delighted that the popular Sky Ride is coming back to Ipswich for its 6th year. We are committed to getting people up and active, and cycling is a great way for all ages to keep fit. It has been very popular in the past and we have been excited to see so many people riding the streets of Ipswich. We are sure that this year will be no different and look forward to welcoming even more people on the day to enjoy the various activities around the route. This will hopefully continue to drive up sporting participation in Ipswich and help keep Ipswich as one of the most active towns in England.”

Sir Chris Hoy, Sky Ambassador said: “Over the past eight years, tens of thousands of local cyclists have taken to the streets of Ipswich as a result of the successful British Cycling and Sky partnership and we look forward to making 2016’s Sky Ride Ipswich the biggest and best yet.”

For more information and to register for free, visit GoSkyRide.com/Ipswich

For your safety and enjoyment, some roads will be closed during the Ipswich Cycling Weekend on Sunday 14th August:

Wherry Quay – full closure
Common Quay – full closure
Albion Wharf – full closure
St Peter’s Wharf – full closure
Key Street – full closure
Foundry Lane – full closure
College Street – full closure from Foundry Lane to Bridge Street
Star Lane – rolling road closure from Grey Friars Road to St Peter’s Street
St Peter’s Street – full closure from Star Lane to Cutler Street
Cutler Street – full closure
Wolsey Street – full closure
Cecilia Street – full closure
New Cardinal Street – full closure from Chalon Street to Cecilia Street
Chalon Street – full closure
Princes’ Street – full closure from Chalon Street to Portman Road
Portman Road – full closure from Princes’ Street to Great Gipping Street
Constantine Road – full closure from Russell Road to Sir Alf Ramsey Way
Sir Alf Ramsey Way – full closure from Constantine Road to Portman Road
Great Gipping Street – full closure
Elm Street – full closure
King Street – full closure
Princes’ Street – full closure
Tavern Street – full closure from Princes’ Street to Northgate Street
Upper Brook Street – full closure from Tavern Street to Lower Brook Street
Lower Brook Street – full closure
Star Lane – full closure from Foundation Street to Grimwade Street
Grimwade Street/A1156 – single lane closure from Rope Walk to New Street
New Street – full closure from Grimwade Street to Long Street
Long Street – full closure
Duke Street – full closure
Myrtle Road – part closure from Duke Street to Holywells Park entrance
Cliff Lane – part closure from Holywells Park entrance to Landseer Road
Holywells Road – Single lane closure from Cliff Lane to roundabout (Myrtle Road)
Toller Road – full closure
Cliff Road – part closure from Toller Road to Ship Launch Road
Ship Launch Road – full closure
Orwell Quay – full closure
Neptune Quay – full closure

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