Road closures to enable Barnsley Crit entertainment

The 2019 #BarnsleyCrit on Friday 19 July is once again attracting the highest level of British cycling, including Olympic and Paralympic heroes Ed Clancy and Dame Sarah Storey. There's a whole host of exciting talent including Robert Scott of Team Wiggins, former Team Sky rider Jon Dibben, and 2017 champion Rebecca Durrell on the start line to create an amazing night of racing.

Now in it's third successive year, following viral images in last year's men's race as champion Tom Pidcock solo'd to victory crossing the line with a one handed wheelie, the event brings in new visitors to what Barnsley town centre has to offer, with a range of bars and eateries to choose from to create an evening fun for all the family. To find out more, including information on the community ride, available to anyone, the junior races and regional support race visit barnsley.gov.uk/barnsleycrit  

To enable the Barnsley Town Centre Races to be safely delivered on Friday 19 July, a number of road closures are required to be implemented. These, alongside the suspension of a number of on-street parking bays on the affected streets, will restrict vehicle access to specific areas of the town centre footprint on 19 July.

To minimise disruption as far as possible, required road closures will be implemented as detailed below:

3pm to 11pm

  • Church Street
  • Regents Street
  • Eastgate
  • Eldon Street
  • Market Hill
  • St Mary’s Place
  • Church Lane
  • Queen Street
  • Kendray Street
  • Regent Street
  • Regent Street South
  • Hanson Street
  • Royal Street
  • County Way

All on-street parking and loading on the affected street will be suspended from 5am, areas of Upper County Way car park will be closed for team parking from 6pm on Thursday 18 July to 11pm on Friday 19 July after the event has finished.

Access to the Midland Street taxi rank will be maintained throughout the event, although usual drop off points may need to be altered. Market Hill taxi rank reinstated as soon as possible post-event.

If you require any further information or have any specific issues which require further discussion please do not hesitate to contact: Eventplanning@barnsley.gov.uk

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