The race route has been carefully chosen to avoid any trunk roads such as the dual carriageway A30, or Cornwall’s other main arteries. This is to help keep commercial traffic and public transport flowing. And most of the course will experience a quick and efficient ‘rolling road closure’ which means only a temporary halt to traffic.
A rolling road closure means the roads will only be closed temporarily, usually between 15 – 40 minutes ahead of the race passing. Find the Tour of Britain estimated timings here, which will give you an indication of when the rolling road closure will be occurring near you.
To view the race, we encourage spectators to use existing off-highway cycle routes, especially at the busy start and finish locations of Penzance (from Marazion) and Bodmin (using the Camel trail). Why not make this a family cycling day out if you can? In both Penzance and Bodmin there will be giant TV screens from 11.30am so everyone can follow the action.
Read on to find out about the various travel options available along the route.
We advise travelling to the towns along the route using public transport whenever possible. To help you plan your journey in advance you can view the estimated timings of the race here .
Choose where you would like to watch the race from and view the transport options available to you by visiting www.travelinesw.com.PLAN YOUR JOURNEY
PARK AND RIDE FACILITIES
There are the usual summer season Park and Ride facilities for Newquay and Falmouth along with the permanent Truro Park and Ride service.
Falmouth offers a seasonal Park and Ride at Ponsharden ( Postcode for Satnav TR10 8AD) with buses going direct to the National Maritime Museum. Please note the service will be suspended for a period whilst the race passes through Falmouth ( see rolling road closure information).
There are two park and ride sites in Truro: Langarth (Postcode for Satnav TR4 9AN ) just off the A30 on the A391 which is west of the city and the New Tregurra site ( Postcode for satnav Ride TR1 1RH ) which can be accessed off the A39 or from the St Austell direction off the A391. Truro will be open at both sites on Sunday from 1000 – 1700. Please note the service will be suspended for a period whilst the race passes through Truro ( see rolling road closure information).
Newquay Park and Ride operates the Go Cornwall Bus 99 Transport for Cornwall. Site entrance opposite Hendra Holiday Park (TR8 4NY). The service will be open on the Sunday, please note it will be suspended for a period whilst the race passes through Newquay ( see rolling road closure information).Plan your bus journey
GETTING TO BODMIN
On the Sunday of the race there will be a special event Park and Ride service for the finish at Bodmin next to the Rugby Club (just off the A30). Use the FREE Car park near the A38 roundabout beside Glynn Valley Crematorium, following signs to Lanhydrock. There is a 10 minute frequency service from 10.00 am with the last bus back from Omaha Road at 5.58pm. Fares £2 single, £4 family.
In Bodmin a disabled parking and viewing area is located at Pool Street Car Park on Dennison Road. There will be disabled toilets located here and stewards in place to manage entry.
The parking restrictions will apply to blue badge holders on the route.
Bodmin and Wenford Railway is providing a free shuttle steam train service between Bodmin General and and Bodmin Parkway to allow passengers to use the mainline train service to Bodmin Parkway and then travel to Bodmin by train. The first train will depart at 10.05am from Bodmin General. Tickets for this cannot be booked in advanced.Shuttle train service timetable
GETTING TO PENZANCE
Due to the parking restrictions and road closures in Penzance town centre during the weekend of the race, we strongly advise using the bus service, cycling or walking to get to the town centre.
Should this not be possible, there are car parks in Long Rock and Marazion ( approximately 2miles away from Penzance) and you can catch a bus service to Penzance town centre.
First Kernow Bus operate the service between Marazion and Penzance on the Lands End Coaster service and the U4 service. You can download the bus timetables below.
In Penzance a disabled parking and viewing area for the Sunday is located at St Anthony’s Car Park. There will be disabled access toilets located here. Stewards will be in place to manage entry.First Kernow Bus Times
NO STOPPING AREAS
Where current traffic and parking arrangements could become a risk to the safety of spectators and riders, on-street parking restrictions will be put in place. You may be asked to move your car if you use on-street parking near where the race passes. This is part of a sequence of no stopping areas or ‘clearways’, as shown here. Alternative parking has been considered in some areas.MAPS OF PARKING RESTRICTIONS