Town Criterium route announced
People on route warned of road closures for leading cycling event.
Residents and businesses in St Helier are receiving letters today outlining the road closures needed to hold the Town Criterium, which is being held on Thursday 2 July
The exciting, fast-paced cycling event around a closed 1.2 mile circuit through St Helier's town centre will be the climax of the NatWest Island Games cycling event.
On 2 July the following roads will be closed between 12.30pm and 2pm for the women's race, and again between 6pm and 8pm for the men's race and medal ceremonies:
- York St
- Burrard St
- Halkett Place
- Hill St
- Mulcaster St
- Conway St
The Jersey 2015 Director Steve Bailey said that diversions would be in place so that disruption was kept to a minimum, and that the purpose of the letters being distribute was to ensure that St Helier residents and businesses are kept well informed.
"Staging this event in the centre of town during the week will mean some inconvenience, but I want to assure everyone that we are doing everything we can to minimise the inconvenience while staging an event that Jersey can be proud of," he said. "We are sorry for any inconvenience, and hope that everyone will be understanding. We have given people plenty of time to make arrangements if they expect to be affected."
The organisation has involved St Helier honorary police and other officials.
St Helier Connetable Simon Crowcroft said: "The Town Criterium will help showcase St Helier to the thousands of visitors who will be here. I hope that holding the event during a week-day lunch break will encourage the many islanders who work around the route to come out and enjoy what will be an exciting sporting event.
"We are working to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum and hope that people will support the event and their team."
More information about the event and the road closures can be found on www.jersey2015.com, and by following the NatWest Island Games on Facebook and Twitter.