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Spectator Info – West Bridgford

Stage Seven of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain starts on Central Avenue, West Brigford on Saturday 8 September.

Stage Seven of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain starts on Central Avenue, West Brigford on Saturday 8 September.

The build-up begins from 08:00 ahead of the race start at 10:30. Explore the Stage Seven map online here, or check out the race timetable here.

ACCESSIBILITY
For people travelling into West Bridgford for the start, please consider:

Bike Parking 
Available at Bridgford Park tennis courts on Bridgford Park (NG2 6AT).

Public Transport:
A number of bus services directly serve Central Avenue and wider West Bridgford, all of which provide stops within walking distance of the start:

From Nottingham City Centre and Nottingham Railway Station: Join NCTX green buses 5,6,7,8,9, 10 or The Cotgrave and alight on either Musters Road, NG2 7PQ, or Rectory Road, NG2 6BS. Or join The Keyworth and alight at Loughborough Road, NG2 7QP.

From the south and Clifton: Join NCTX buses 1, 3 or 4 and alight at County Hall stop at NG2 7QP.

From the east: The Keyworth, alight at Melton Road, NG2 7NF. The Cotgrave alight at Davies Road, NG2 5JE. X90 Newark to Nottingham service alight at Fox Road, NG2 6BJ.

Tram: If arriving from the south, use Clifton South park and ride, NG11 8BF, adjacent to A453. Alight at Wilford Village stop for a short hop to view the race at Compton Acres, NG2 7ST or for the start, walk to adjacent bus stop for NCTX buses 1, 3 or 4 and alight at County Hall stop at NG2 7QP and walk to Central Avenue.

If arriving from the west or north, take the tram from the park and ride site at Phoenix Park, NG8 6AS and board a tram destined for Clifton South. Alight at Wilford Village stop for a short hop to view the race at Compton Acres, NG2 7ST or for the start, walk to adjacent bus stop to join a passing NCTX bus 1, 3 or 4 and alight at County Hall stop at NG2 7QP and walk to Central Avenue. Visit www.thetram.net for more information.

Nottingham Railway Station is a 10-minute bike ride or 30-minute walk from Central Avenue.

Nottingham Bus Station, on Station Street, is adjacent to the rail station.

Car Parking
Please note that Bridgford Road car park, opposite the Co-op supermarket, will be closed for the duration of the event until early afternoon.

Instead, please look to use:

Bridge Field, Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, NG2 6AP (£5): 300 spaces available from 8am onwards – spectators advised to arrive by 9am latest to avoid rolling road closures. Please access this site via the north entrance to Bridgford Road on the A60 Loughborough Road adjacent to Trent Bridge cricket ground. Southern access to Bridgford Road from Rectory Road will be closed.

County Hall, Loughborough Road, Nottingham NG2 7QP (£5): 450 spaces available from 8am onwards – spectators advised to arrive by 9am latest to avoid rolling road closures.

Nottinghamshire Rugby Club, 1 Home Road, Lady Bay, West Bridgford, NG2 5AA: 200 spaces available – spectators are advised to arrive by 9am latest to avoid rolling road closures.

ROAD CLOSURES
Owing to the start location of Stage Seven, a full road closure will be in operation on:

Central Avenue (NG2 5GR): from 04:00 on the morning of the race.

The southern part of Bridgford Road (from Stratford Road through to Rectory Road): from 04:00 on the morning of the race.

Rolling road closures will be operational on roads around Central Avenue from 10:00 onwards. More information available at www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/TOB

WHAT’S ON?
Don’t miss the race build-up and signing on of the riders which takes place on Central Avenue and the adjacent Croquet Lawn from 08:30.

That’s not all that’s going on, either!

  • Live music – Back Chat Brass band entertaining the crowds
  • Street performers
  • Family entertainment
  • Opportunity to see the teams warming up and meet your cycling heroes
  • Food and drink available from adjacent coffee bars and restaurants

For information visit www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/TOB

LOCAL AMENITIES
Here are a handful of places to stay in and around West Brigford. For more inspiration visit www.visitnotts.com or search for ‘Hotels West Brigford’ online.

Birchover Bridgford Hall, Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, NG2 6AT (adjacent to the start on Central Avenue): www.thebirchoverresidences.com/bridgford-hall/

The Beeches Hotel (15 minutes’ walk to the start): www.thebeecheshotel.co.uk/contact_location.htm

Jury’s Inn, London Road (30 minutes’ walk to Central Avenue or a short walk to the station for passing buses): www.jurysinns.com/hotels/nottingham

Premier Inn, London Road (30 minutes’ walk to Civic Centre or a short walk to the station for passing buses): www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/nottinghamshire/nottingham/nottingham-arena-london-road.html

For more information on the West Bridgford stage visit www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/tob.

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