Residents and businesses get set for Birmingham 2022 cycling event

With under a month to go until the start of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, residents and business in South Staffordshire can now find out more about a cycling event in their area and how it could impact them.

The Time Trial men’s event passes through part of the district on Thursday, August 4, and will involve some road closures and parking restrictions. It will come into the district along Dudley Road, north along Stourbridge Road, and west back towards Wolverhampton on Wodehouse Lane.

Residents and businesses along the route will be directly contacted to make them aware and they will be advised on how to best prepare for the closures.

An information and engagement drop-in session will take place on Tuesday July 5 at Wombourne Library between 5pm and 7pm.

People can find out more about the route and closures at:

www.birmingham2022.com/getset/south-staffordshire

There is also an event help centre which can be found at www.helpcentre.birmingham2022.com

The main Games website can be found at www.birmingham2022.com

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for communities and culture Victoria Wilson said:

“The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be a huge event for our region and we’re proud to be hosting two events here in Staffordshire. There is under a month to go now until the start and so we’re really gearing up for it.

“The games will help to showcase the superb rural scenery in Staffordshire to a worldwide audience and really help to put the county on the map.

“Information on the time trial event is available now and we’d urge people to attend our engagement session if they have any questions.

“We are working with colleagues at the district council, emergency services and the event organisers to ensure the time trial run as smoothly as possible and notifying communities on potential impact on them.”

The course will pass through Penn Common, Gospel End, Wombourne and Himley, offering residents the opportunity to spectate at one of five free road events being held over the course of the games.

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