It's less than 24 hours until stage 5 of the Women's Tour gets underway. 

The world-renownedd event is coming to Colchester and Tendring tomorrow and is expect to draw large crowds. 

From 11.30am the route takes the peloton from Colchester’s Northern Gateway Sports Park and through the historic town centre before the riders pedal out of the borough to Ardleigh and Great Bromley.

They will then ride on to Clacton, via Elmstead Market, before completing a loop of Tendring district.

It will finish on Marine Parade West at 2.20pm. 

To enable the race to happen safely a rolling road closure will be in place along the majority of the route – meaning streets will be open either side of the event as riders head to the finish line.

Here is when riders will be in each area and when you may see road closures:

  • Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park 11:30am
  • A137 Parsons Heath 11:50am
  • Tenpenny Hill 12:19pm
  • Holland-on-Sea 12:47pm
  • Mistley 1:27pm
  • Manningtree 1:32pm
  • Tenpenny Hill 1:59pm
  • Marine Parade West, Clacton 2:20pm

A full road closure will be in place from 5am until 8pm along Marine Parade West and part of West Road to facilitate the finish line and event.

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Sue Lissimore, portfolio holder for resources and deputy leader at Colchester Council, said: “Having some of the world’s best female cyclists whizzing through our historic town centre is going to provide a fantastic buzz and I hope as many people as possible take the opportunity to cheer them on.

“Obviously it is important for us to help people to see the event, as well as continuing to support our town centre to thrive.

“This is why we are using rolling road closures to ensure minimum impact on road users whilst enabling a safe and spectacular event.”

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