Road closures for the cycle stage of the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon on Sunday July 23 have been confirmed. Competitors will complete a circular route from Markeaton Park, into the Cathedral Quarter and back to the park with roads along the closed road cycle route closed between 8.45am and 4pm.
The road affected are:
- Markeaton Lane (including Markeaton Crematorium)
- Kedleston Road, from the junction of Markeaton Lane to Five Lamps (both sides of the road)
- Garden Street (both lanes)
- A6 sliproad off St Alkmunds Way
- Queen Street
- Iron Gate
- St Mary’s Gate
- Jury Street
- Walker Lane
- Cathedral Road
During that time cars will not be able to access Kedleston Road from the A38 slip road or access the A6 from St Alkmund’s Way after 8.45am.
Access into the city centre from the A6 at Palm Court island will not be affected. West Avenue and St Michael’s Lane will be two way during the duration of the event. Access to Willow Sports Centre will remain open throughout the day – via Curzon Street and then Cheapside and through the entrance to Bold Lane car park.
Blue badge disabled parking will not available on St Mary’s Gate or Cathedral Road due to the road closures but other blue badge parking can be found in Full Street and Chapel St for those wanting to use Queen’s Leisure Centre.
Businesses along the route have been advised of the closures and leaflets posted through the doors of residents in the area ahead of the event.
Access to Markeaton Crematorium will be limited due to the road closure but it will then remain open until 9pm that evening. Further enquiries should be made to email@example.com
Jenson Button said today: “The cycle stage of a triathlon is always the most challenging and I am delighted that we will again have the added thrill of heading out onto the streets of Derby at this summer’s event.
“The fact that the cycle route is on a closed road is a unique aspect of the triathlon.
“Taking this event out onto the streets really added to the excitement last year and I hope that the people of Derby will come out in force again on July 23 to cheer us all on.”
Full information is available at http://jensonbuttontri.com/road-closures