The Severn Bridge Road Race is a National level cycle race which dates back to the 1960s and is organised each year by Bristol Road Club.
For 20 years up to 2013 it was held on the Olveston circuit, which is proposed to be used again on 1st March 2020. The race will be 10 laps of a 10km circuit, the race starts in Alveston and finishes in Old Down and it passes through Alveston, Elberton, Olveston and Tockington each lap. There are 80 competitors and the race takes about 3 hours.
This road race is regulated by British Cycling and authorised by the Avon and Somerset Police. All of the 80 riders taking part must obey the rules of the road and all necessary safety precautions stipulated by British Cycling and the Police have to be adhered to.
No roads will be officially closed, although the traffic may be held by fully trained & authorised accredited marshals for short periods of time for safety purposes.
There are many Marshals that are briefed before the race and they are there to look after everyone, not only the riders.
Thousands of road races take place on public roads each year, although only a small proportion can boast the quality of field that is achieved for this National level race, which includes many professional and international riders.
This prestigious event is an opportunity for local villages to watch and be involved with, something Bristol Road Club and British Cycling would welcome.
Bristol Road Club have arranged an open evening for Parishioners on Tuesday 5th November 2019 at 7pm at the Olveston Parish Hall, Tockington, where we look forward to meeting local residents, to answer any questions and concerns you may have as well as discussing proposals for residents to be involved in enhancing the day.
For more information please contact Brian O’Kelly via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.