Road closures put back by an hour

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The race route through Epping Forest The race route through Epping Forest

Road closures during the Tour de France have been scheduled to start an hour later.

The closure of the race route on July 7 in Epping Forest south of the A414 will now begin at 9am rather than 8am.

The roads concerned are the B181 between North Weald and Epping, the B1393 through Epping and the A104 towards Woodford Green.

The decision was made at a meeting yesterday between representatives from Epping Forest District Council, various town and parish councils and emergency services and should allow people employed in the area to get to work more easily.

Epping Town Council will be writing to Essex County Council asking for no street trading licences to be issued.

This is in light of the decision to close the town’s market on the race day and would prevent any other traders setting up along the route.

Also discussed at the meeting was the provision of toilets by the organisers, the use of plastic glasses by licensed premises.

Around 6,000 people are anticipated to line the route in Epping for the end of the sprint section of Stage 3 of this year’s tour.

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1:00pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Kingfisher19 says...

And are there going to be traffic delays leading up tom the race while essex county council fill in all the potholes?
And are there going to be traffic delays leading up tom the race while essex county council fill in all the potholes? Kingfisher19
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1:17pm Fri 28 Feb 14

SillyCnut says...

how about turning off the speed cameras - or will EFDC be giving out tickets to all the riders (who can easily exceed 30mph)?
how about turning off the speed cameras - or will EFDC be giving out tickets to all the riders (who can easily exceed 30mph)? SillyCnut
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3:44pm Fri 28 Feb 14

word of mouth says...

no such offence as speeding on a push bike. The pot holes are a good point though
no such offence as speeding on a push bike. The pot holes are a good point though word of mouth
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2:22pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Dwee727 says...

SillyCnut wrote:
how about turning off the speed cameras - or will EFDC be giving out tickets to all the riders (who can easily exceed 30mph)?
EFDC do not give out tickets for speeding.
[quote][p][bold]SillyCnut[/bold] wrote: how about turning off the speed cameras - or will EFDC be giving out tickets to all the riders (who can easily exceed 30mph)?[/p][/quote]EFDC do not give out tickets for speeding. Dwee727
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