Road closure warning for Tour cycle race

Traffic warning: John Fillis
Traffic warning: John Fillis
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Thousands of fans could bring traffic congestion to parts of Lancashire when the Tour of Britain race hits the county.

And spectators are being urged to plan their journey in advance to make sure they don’t miss the action by getting stuck in queues.

We’re really looking forward to welcoming the Tour of Britain to Lancashire for a stage which will show off our beautiful county to a worldwide audience

The second stage of the Tour sets off from Clitheroe on Monday, September 7.

It rolls through parts of the Ribble Valley, including Longridge, Dunsop Bridge and Slaidburn, before finishing in Colne.

Coun John Fillis, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming the Tour of Britain to Lancashire for a stage which will show off our beautiful county to a worldwide audience.

“We’re asking people to think ahead.

Some disruption is inevitable in the local area.”

Longridge is preparing to meet the Tour and has been decorating the town with yellow bicycles in honour of the event.

The local gym in also running an exercise bike challenge, urging users to clock of the highest number in miles on a Tour of Britain style leader board.