Road closures

Road closures will be in place throughout the day from 4am to 7pm on Sunday 8 July 2018

College Green, Park Street, St George’s Road, College Street, Deanery Road, Anchor Road, Canon’s Way, Explore Lane, Baldwin Street, Broadquay, Prince Street, The Grove, Welsh Back, Mill Lane, Queen Square, Queen Charlotte Street, Colston Avenue, Rupert Street, Bridewell Street, Lewins Mead, Colston Street, Trenchard Street, Pipe Lane, St Augustine’s Parade.

Park Street Area: Residents and businesses will be able to access Park Street from Park Street Avenue throughout the day, and also be able to leave at the top of Park Street onto Queens Road.

Canon’s Way Area: Residents will be able to leave Canon’s Way throughout the day and turn Left onto Anchor Road to head to the Jacob Wells Road roundabout. No access to Canon’s Way will be possible during the road closures.

Welsh Back Area: Access to Welsh Back will be possible under escort from the Bristol Bridge end of Baldwin Street between 04:00-10:00, and then from 13:30 onwards. Vehicles wishing to leave Welsh Back will be able to exit from the southern end and turn Left onto Redcliffe Way bridge between 04:00-10:00, and then from 13:30 onwards.

It is important to note that the cycle route makes up a closed circuit that cannot be crossed by vehicles, except emergency service vehicles. Pedestrian access will be available at designated crossing points.

All required Parking Restrictions on roads to be closed for the event will come into force at 20:00 on Saturday 7 July and be in force until 19:00 on Sunday 8 July, so please seek alternative parking to the roads due to be closed during these times.

If you have mobility issues, secure private parking or would normally receive deliveries between 04:00‑19:00hrs on a Sunday please contact us on 0333 800 1968* or email hsbcletsride2018@controlledevents.com for further advice. 

*Please note: phone lines will be staffed Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm and during the event weekend. Some local rate call charges may apply – please check with your network provider.



Public transport and travel options

Spectators are strongly encouraged to travel to the event by public transport. Parking in Bristol City Centre is limited, the race will put road closures in place for the route and it’s generally a better thing for the environment if we can leave the cars at home. There are plenty of public transport options to make use of detailed below.


 Train The race location is in the centre of Bristol and accessible by foot from Bristol Temple Meads train station, approximately 15 mins walk. Alternatively if you require a bus services 8 and 9 will serve the race area from the train station (route diverted due to road closures).

 Bus If you are travelling by bus please note that some bus diversions will be in place due to road closures and this may affect bus timetables. Bus Services that usually use Park Street, Anchor Road, Baldwin Street, Broadquay/The Grove will be diverted for the day, so please visit www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west/plan-journey for further detail closer to the day.

 Bicycle Travelling to the event by bicycle is very actively encouraged. We will be providing extra bike parking facilities at the event and these will be overseen by stewards. Bicycles are a very welcome means of travel but can cause difficulties in crowds – please ensure bicycles are secured in bike parking facilities and avoid walking around the race route with bicycles unnecessarily to enhance the safety and experience of the crowd.

 Car If you are travelling by car please visit the BBC Travel Website for information on travel on the day. Please use the Park & Ride services to avoid bringing your car to the city-centre, there are 3 services located in Brislington, Long Ashton and on the Portway all in use on Saturday. See Travel West for more information.

Please note: the College Street car park will be closed due to the event and not accessible for parking.


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