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Cyclefest promises fewer road closures

Road closures for this weekend's Cyclefest have been "significantly reduced".

That's the message from the organisers of the cycling event who say there will be less traffic disruption. 

Organisers say a "considered balance" has been given to what's needed for the three-day event and what's practical for residents. 

They've submitted an application to the Department of Infrastructure and set up a traffic hotline for anyone who has issues. 

On Friday some roads around Ramsey will be closed between 12pm and 8pm for a multi-lap, non competitive, event for children and families. 

On Saturday the Storm the Tower Hill Climb will see the Mountain Road shut between Barrule Park and the Gooseneck - the closure is expected to be in place between 9.30am and 12pm.
However disruption becomes more widespread on Sunday with the Gran Fondo event which will see a bigger course closed in sections between 9.30am and 3.30pm. 

Organisers say the event, and proposed road closures, make it "almost unique" to the British cycling calendar and creates a "point of difference" to attract visitors to the Island.

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