Drivers in Epping will not be able to park along the Tour de France route after 4pm on July 6 or they risk having their vehicle taken

Riders will race through Epping on July 7

Riders will race through Epping on July 7

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

Drivers are being asked to move their cars away from the Tour de France route the day before the event or risk having them towed away.

With less than three weeks to go until the biggest names in cycling ride through the district, Essex County Council is urging residents to ensure the route is clear.

However, the council is refusing to say wether drivers will incur a financial penalty if they ignore warnings. 

The sprint section of Stage Three is being held in Epping High Street on July 7.

A statement from the council said: “Any vehicles left parked on Palmers Hill and the High Street are at risk of being moved if they are obstructing the event organisers from building the infrastructure needed for the sprint section.

“They may need to be moved before 4pm on July 6.”

In response to a Guardian question over possible fines, he added: “Vehicles on the route after the roads close may be moved. Anyone who leaves their car parked on the route after this time does so at their own risk.”

Anyone attending the Epping on July 6 will still be able to park for free in the off-street Cottis Lane and Bakers Lane car parks.

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12:07pm Thu 19 Jun 14

local 1 says...

The Tour de Farce !
The Tour de Farce ! local 1
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9:23am Sat 21 Jun 14

faro0485 says...

This is not France... Has Napoleon conquered London?
This is not France... Has Napoleon conquered London? faro0485
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1:53pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Paul Skinner says...

"They may need to be moved before 4pm on July 6.”

Oh, do you have a traffic order for the 6th? No? Go away then.
"They may need to be moved before 4pm on July 6.” Oh, do you have a traffic order for the 6th? No? Go away then. Paul Skinner
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