Torquay Sea front to close on Sunday, here’s why
With all the snow on the ground you would be forgiven for thinking its still the height of Winter. Normally around this time of year we’re all dusting off our flip flops and shorts and getting ready for the Spring time sunshine, no such luck this year.
However, the weather might be a little all over he place but there are still events that must be tended to.
Sunday, marks, not just the start of the longer days, which we’re all desperately pleased to see, but also The Riviera Classic, one of the UK’s premier youth cycle races being held over a high speed course around the Torquay sea front area.
The route which includes Corbyn Head, Belgrave Road, Rathmore Road, Falkand Road and the Kings Drive will all be closed on Sunday to make way for the cyclists and of course the spectators.
The race has been organised by the Mid Devon Cycling Club with the hope that this will be seen as a good base for which to host future Olympic talent. The event is also supported by British Cyclcing and this event does attract cycling talent from around the country.
The cyclists are typically aged under both 14 and 16 from across the country and normally the event attracts over 300 cyclists and enthusiasts to the event.
One might say a perfect event for Torbay to host and coincides beautifully with English Tourism Week, the unveiling of the new English Riviera adverts and of course the start of the fabulous British Summer, if we have one that is.
Further details about the Mid Devon Cycling club are available on their website.
For those who are not much of a spectator or a cyclist fan, diversions will be in place and it is thought that the roads will be closed from 07:00-17:00. Pedestrian access will still be available.