Thursday, 24 June 2021

Road closure for triathlon runners

A ROAD in Henley town centre will be closed for 15 minutes during the running stage of a new triathlon.

A ROAD in Henley town centre will be closed for 15 minutes during the running stage of a new triathlon.

Bell Street will be shut from 9am on Sunday, June 7 as competitors in the Henley Highwayman set off from Market Place.

Traffic will be stopped at the junctions with Duke Street, Hart Street, King?s Road, Bell Lane, Rupert Close and Northfield End.

Vehicles will also be stopped from turning on to the road from the exit of King?s Road car park and Marlow Road.

The runners will turn left on to Bell Street, running on to Swiss Farm in Marlow Road before the road closures are lifted.

A diversion will be in place from Duke Street via Greys Road, Deanfield Avenue, Gravel Hill, King?s Road, Mount View and Badgemore Lane to Fair Mile and the same route in reverse. Henley Highwayman organiser Jeremy Laming said: ?The town council has been great in supporting the Henley Highwayman with the Market Place start and Oxfordshire County Council has approved the 15-minute road closure to allow us to get the runners safely off.

?Rest assured we will be trying to create as little disruption to Sunday morning traffic as possible.?

The Henley Highwayman will be held from Friday to Sunday, June 5 to 7, with the competitors taking part in a swim, cycle and run on consecutive days.

The swim will be contested over a 1km loop in the River Thames off Mill Meadows and competitors will be able to choose to complete one, two or four laps.

The cycle route will pass through the town centre before going into the Chilterns as far as Lewknor and Wallingford but there will be no road closures for this.

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