Tour de France fever hits Tameside and Glossopdale latest information and road closures


Tens of thousands are expected to line the route for the Tour de France stretch running downhill from Holme Moss and Woodhead on Sunday 6th July.

It is best to get there as cearly as possible if you want to see the race. It is advisable to be in the Glossop, Mottram, Hollingworh or  Padfield areas by 11.15 at the latest. the riders will be seen in the area along a six mile stretch on the A6024 near to the "King of Mountain climbs" at Holme Moss, they will sweep down the Woodhead Pass towards Sheffield.

There will be som parking in and around Glossop, Hadfield and Padfield, a limited Shuttlebus service will run from three pick up points at Tintwhistle, Crowden, and Hadfield and then transport spectators near the route. These will run from 7am before the race and from around 3.45pm after the race.
The main road closures are:
A6024 Holme Moss Road closed at junction with A628 to Holme Village/Holmfirth (Kirklees), from 6pm, Friday 4 July
B6105 Woodhead Road closed at junction with Padfield Main Road to A628, from 6pm, Friday 4 July
A57/A628 from Mottram Moor to Midhopestones (South Yorkshire), closed eastbound from Stalybridge Road, just after midnight, Sunday 6 July
A628 closed east of junction with Old Road, Tintwistle, just after midnight Sunday 6 July
A57 closed at Woolley Bridge, from around 2am, Sunday 6 July. This road will reopen eastbound, during the morning, for Tour de France spectator traffic
West Drive, West Street, Conduit Street, Tintwistle closed at their junctions with the A628, from around 1am, Sunday 6 July
New Road Tintwistle, closed at junction with A628, from 1am, Sunday 6 July
A one-way system will operate south of Glossop town centre along the A6016 Primrose Lane and Turnlee Road and the A624 Charlestown Road, Victoria Street and Norfolk Street up to the junction with Ellison Street, from around 2am, Sunday 6 July, until early afternoon
There will be no direct access into or out of the A57 High Street West (from the east end of Victoria Street junction). Access to High Street West will be maintained from the west end, from Primrose Lane. From the east end access will be via a diversion route along Norfolk Street, Talbot Road, North Road, Fauvel Road and Arundel Street
Spectator traffic will be able to drive inbound from Glossop along the B6105 before the event and will be turned around at certain points to park in a Glossop bound direction. Spectators can then either walk or cycle to Woodhead or Holme Moss using the Transpennine Trail. At the close of the event cars will move off in the direction of Glossop

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