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Get Set For Some Exciting Cycling As The Tour Hits Guildford On Saturday

Published on: 19 Sep, 2013
Updated on: 19 Sep, 2013

Professional cycling returns to the borough of Guildford on Saturday (September 21) with the seventh stage of the 2103 Tour of Britain race.

Last year's finish viewed from the roof of Abbot's Hospital in Guildford High Street.

Last year’s finish viewed from the roof of Abbot’s Hospital in Guildford High Street.

Top cyclists Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish are already grabbing the national sports headlines in the road race event that started in Scotland on Sunday.

Saturday’s stage starts in Epsom and finishes in Guildford High Street. If the atmosphere along the route and in the town centre is the same as last year, it promises to be another great spectacle. And the weather on Saturday looks to be fine as well.

The race enters Guildford borough at Effingham at about 12.30pm. Leaving the borough for a while, it can be seen in Shere at 1.35pm with it reaching Newlands Corner a few minutes later.

On to West Clandon, it then passes into Woking borough, but returns coming through Pirbright at 2.35pm. It then heads towards Wanborough, Puttenham and across the Hog’s Back and Compton before coming along the A3100 Portsmouth Road and into Guildford for the sprint to the finish up the High Street in the late afternoon.

Scenes like this will be seen along roads around Guildford on Saturday.

Scenes like this will be seen along roads around Guildford on Saturday.

It is expected that the town will be packed with spectators. There will be a number of road closures in Guildford:
Millmead and Guildford High Street to the west of the river will be closed from 2pm until 7.30pm.

Guildford High Street, to the east of the River Wey, and Chapel Street, Tunsgate, Chertsey Street, Market Street and North Street will be closed from 4.45pm to 9pm. The G-Live car park will also be closed. Woodbridge Road, between the Onslow Street junction and Leapale Road, Leapale Road, Ward Street and the part of North Street connecting Ward Street and Leapale Road will all be closed from 3.30pm until 4.30pm. Haydon Place sees a one-way system in operation from 4.45pm until 9pm, with the exception of the hour of full closure.

For full details of The Tour of Britain, see the official website.

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