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Published On: Tue, Aug 29th, 2017 at 8:18am

Cycling – warning over road closures on Sunday

Katie Archibald helps promote the HSBC City Ride. Picture by British Cycling

Residents, business owners and visitors to Edinburgh are advised that there will be extensive road closures from 9.30am to 4pm on Sunday to allow the mass-participation HSBC UK City Ride to take place.

It is a free bicycle ride for families, children and young people aimed at giving participants an enjoyable and safe city-centre cycling experience.

The timing is from 11am to 3pm and the Tour of Britain Grand Depart will precede the HSBC UK City Ride from 10.30am to 10.50am using the same route.

Events of this size inevitably involve changes to services and the introduction of traffic management measures.

Organisers are putting plans in place to minimise disruption but road closures and diversions are required to ensure the safety of participants and spectators.

They apologise to residents for any inconvenience but there will be no vehicle access or movement onto or along the route during the scheduled road closure times.

Residents living directly on, or with secured parking off, any of the above roads, who need to use their cars on Sunday 3 September between the scheduled road closure times should use alternative parking on nearby roads or car parks away from the roads affected.

Businesses are advised to consider rearranging deliveries.

Also, organisers advise that any vehicle parked on the route will be removed once the roads closures come in to force at 6am on Sunday.

Anybody with mobility issues, secure private parking or would normally receive deliveries between 09.30am to 4pm on a Sunday is asked to contact 0333 011 2776 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and during the event weekend) or email for further advice.

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