Tour of Britain Cycle Race
Saturday 12 September is set to be a momentous day for Old Buckenham. The penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain will pass through Old Buckenham on that date. It is unsure which road will be taken as the cyclists leave the village but they will be entering on the B1077 from Attleborough. Breckland Organiser Stefan Gifford has asked for the race to come through this village because of the amenities, namely the Green and our ability to host a major event.
In addition to this major sporting fixture passing through, a number of cycle races will be held on the roads around the Green and off road cycle races on the Green - these will be organised by Diss Cycling Club. The additional races will aim to make this an all day event which will be supported by other attractions on the Green
To enable the cycle races to occur safely it will be necessary to close the road from Manor Pond to Hargham Road and onwards to the B1077 junction. The aim is to close this road from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. While this may cause some inconvenience, it is hoped that residents affected will be patient and help support the occasion. Car parking outside of the race circuit will be organised so it will be possible for you to position your vehicles to ensure you can exit Old Buckenham should you wish. If you have thoughts on this and the plan for the day you can do this either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01953 860866 (before 7.30pm in the evenings).