A NEW road closure system will be in place for this year’s Challenge Henley.
The 180km course has been divided into eight sections each with its own motorcycle escort patrol. Any vehicle wanting access or egress will need to wait at the entrance point of the closed road for an escort. The normal waiting time should be five to 10 minutes and no more than 20 minutes.
Emergency service vehicles will be given access and priority at all times.
Roads will start to be closed from 4am and
re-opened on a rolling basis from 2pm.
A4130 Fair Mile
Residents will be escorted to Henley. When they wish to return they should await an escort at the bottom of the Fair Mile. Residents of the row of houses on the route just beyond Bix crossing will be able to come and go via a coned-off lane along the route to Bix crossing and then along Bix Hill to Lower Assendon.
B481 between Nettlebed and Highmoor Cross
Residents will be escorted off the route to Highmoor Cross.
B481 between Highmoor Cross and Bolts Cross
Residents on the western side of the route will be escorted in the direction of the race so that they exit at Highmoor Cross and access via the B481 at Bolts Cross. Those on the eastern side will access via the western end of Rocky Lane and exit on the eastern end of Rocky Lane.
Between Bolts Cross and Greys Road
Residents on the southern side of the route will access via Greys Road and exit on to the B481 Peppard Hill. Those on the northern side will access via the eastern end of Rocky Lane and exit on to Greys Road.
Timbers Lane between A4130 and Three Corner Common
Between Nuffield Hill and the A4130 residents on the northern side of the road will enter from Nuffield Hill and exit on to the A4130. On the southern side they will enter from the A4130 and exit on to Nuffield Hill. Between Nuffield Hill and Kits Lane residents on the eastern side will access via Nuffield Hill and leave via Kits lane. On the western side they will leave and enter via Nuffield Hill.
Access to Nettlebed will be from the east via A4130 Gangsdown Hill. Between Huntercombe End and Timbers Lane there will be two cone lines. The northern-most lane will be for cars entering Nettlebed. They will be crossed over with the cycle route at the bottom of Huntercombe End via traffic management operatives with Stop/Go boards. From this point, vehicles will be able to travel without escort, keeping to the left of the centre cone line as far as the centre of Nettlebed. Marshals will be on hand to assist vehicles needing to cross the cycle route to gain access to driveways. Vehicles wishing to leave Nettlebed should proceed north along the B481. A motorcycle will escort vehicles from the junction with Huntercombe End to Britwell Hill.
Nettlebed to Watlington turn point
Residents on the western side of the road below Britwell Hill will access via Nettlebed and leave at Britwell Hill. Residents on the eastern side south of the B480 Patemore Lane will be able to enter via Patemore Lane and leave via Britwell Hill.
Residents on both sides of the road will be able to enter from Watlington and leave on to Patemore Lane.