Tour of Britain visits Surrey on 21st September

Dear All

As you will be aware, the Tour of Britain is returning to Surrey for the penultimate stage on Saturday 21st September and the race will be coming through Mole Valley  as the stage starts in Epsom and finishes in Guildford . The local launch is taking place on Monday 10th June. Cllr Townsend will be attending the launch to represent Mole Valley . 

At the launch details about the Surrey route will be announced including, we believe, information on the Sprints and the ‘King of the Mountain’ (KOMs) climbs. The first sprint will take place on South Street in Dorking and the second of the climbs will be taking place within Mole Valley going along Coldharbour Lane , the first being on Crocknorth Road in Effingham, just across the border in Guildford Borough Council. 

The majority of the race will be run under a rolling road closure, but we have been advised that full road closures will be put in place for all 3 of the Surrey KOMs. We do not know if the road closures will be mentioned at the launch event on Monday, but have been advised that the traffic orders will be made by Surrey County Council in the next week, at which point notices will begin to appear in the local press. The event organisers and SCC know that communication is crucial and they intend to visit all residents and businesses that are along the closure route to discuss any issues or concerns they might have. 

Attached are maps outlining the location of the road closures for the first two KOMs and also a briefing from the Traffic Management Team at SCC outlining the rationale behind the closures. I hope that this will provide you with some useful information and if you have any questions or concerns, please do let me know and I can ensure that these are raised with the event organisers. 

[UPDATE From WEBMASTER] – the information in the attachments can be found in this post:

Kind regards


Louise Bircher
Customer Service and Communications Manager
Mole Valley District Council
Tel: 01306 879155
Follow us on Twitter @molevalleydc
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