Road closures for Long Course Weekend outlined

Tuesday 31st May 2022 6:10 am
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The marathon will take place on the Sunday (Pic. Gareth Davies Photography )

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Road closures for the up and coming Long Course Weekend sportive taking place in Tenby and surrounding areas have been outlined by Pembrokeshire County Council.

Following a hiatus during the pandemic, the Long Course Weekend, comprising of a 2.4 mile swim; a 112 mile cycle ride; and a 26.2 mile marathon, returns to the county in July over a three-day period.

More than 20,000 competitors have attempted the difficult terrain and challenging weather conditions on this punishing route since its first event in 2010.

Pembrokeshire County Council have listed a number of ‘Road Traffic Orders’ which will be implemented for the areas that the sporting event will cover (see this Friday’s Observer for Public Notices from PCC which show a full list of roads affected by the order).

Starting on Friday, July 1, with the Wales Swim on Tenby’s North Beach, there will be a temporary road closure along The Croft between 6.30 and 8 pm.

The following day (July 2), for the Wales Sportive cycle ride, there will be a number of road closures across the county, commencing from 5 am, as the race begins in Tenby, with riders taking on two laps of the course and doing one lap through Pembroke and back.

The organisers have stated that this year’s Wales Sportive will have expanded road closures, restrictions and diversions in place making it the most comprehensive closed road ride in Wales.

There will be no access from New Hedges into Tenby from 9 am to 4.30 pm*, with access during this time to be via Devonshire Drive and coming into town on the Marsh Road.

There will be no access on the Narberth Road to White Lion Street.

There will be access available for residents from The Croft via St Johns Hill.

Access into Tenby will be taken down Greenhill Avenue for access around Tenby.

Marsh Road will be closed from 6.30 am to 1.30 pm* towards Lydstep. Access will be available all day out of Tenby via Broadwell Hayes towards New Hedges.

*Please note these are rolling closures and roads will open as soon as the last bike has passed.

On the Sunday for the marathon, road closures will commence in Tenby from 5 am, and implemented/removed on a rolling basis as the run progresses. The finishing line once again will be in the centre of the seaside town, in Tudor Square.

A full list of road closures for the weekend can be found at: https://community.lcwwales.com/road-closures/

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