Traffic disruption in Barnstaple: Tour of Britain – Monday 3 September

Traffic disruption in Barnstaple: Tour of Britain – Monday 3 September

The annual Tour of Britain cycling race is coming to North Devon this year, with the Devon stage of the race finishing in Barnstaple on Monday 3 September.

There are going to be road closures in the area, which will impact travel around North Devon.

The race organisers have advised us that delays are likely between 12 noon and 4 pm, and they advise against driving into Barnstaple town centre during the afternoon.

Please take note of the route and the road closures planned and ensure any travel arrangements take into account that your journey may take longer than usual.

Route and road closures

The race will start in Cranbrook (east Devon) at 11.00am and the timings of the later parts of the race have been estimated. The key locations to be aware of are:

  • South Molton (Pannier Market): 1.20pm
  • Swimbridge: 1.36pm
  • Landkey: 1.40pm
  • Barnstaple: 1.44pm
  • Bratton Fleming: 1.56pm
  • Combe Martin: 2.20pm
  • Ilfracombe: 2.33pm
  • Woolacombe: 2.47pm
  • Challacombe: 2.52pm
  • Croyde: 2.59pm
  • Braunton: 3.09pm (final stretch is along the A361)
  • Finish: Barnstaple, The Strand: 3.24pm

The full route is available to view here:

The Strand in Barnstaple will be closed for the whole day. The rest of the race will be managed using a rolling road closure system. This means that roads will only be closed for the time it takes for the race to pass (usually a maximum of between 15-30 minutes).