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Tour de Yorkshire: Plan ahead for hospital visits
The first ever Tour De Yorkshire is taking place from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 May 2015 – Bank Holiday Weekend.
Although the scale of the event is much smaller than the Tour De France, it is still expected to draw crowds of around one million people to our area.
The Trust has been working with partner agencies to prepare for this event and most services will continue to be provided as normal.
We do not anticipate that the Tour de Yorkshire will create any additional pressure on emergency services. However, an influx in visitors to the area may well increase numbers of patients requiring walk-in services and treatment for minor injuries and illnesses.
For non-emergency situations, people should call NHS 111 who will be able to advise on the best action to take.
Anyone with an outpatient appointment at Scarborough, Bridlington or Whitby Hospitals on Friday 1 May should allow extra travel time in case of traffic disruption.
Expectant women are also advised to check the planned road closures (listed below) and to allow plenty of time to get to hospital.
For further information about accessing Minor Injuries and Urgent Care Centres in our area visit www.york.nhs.uk/choosewell
Roads will be closed for up to an hour to allow the race to pass through. There are however some exceptions in our area where roads will be closed for longer periods. These are detailed below:
Stage 1 Bridlington to Scarborough (Friday 1 May)
- Bridlington: South Marine Drive from Pembroke Terrace to Trafalgar Crescent closed 6pm on Thursday 30 April to 6pm on Friday 1 May
- Whitby: Whitby Harbour closed 12 noon to 5pm
- Scarborough: Marine Drive closed 4am to 9pm, Town centre closed from 3pm to 5pm, Foreshore Road northbound lane closed 8am to 6pm, Foreshore Road southbound lane closed 12 noon to 5pm, Sandside closed 12 noon to 5pm.
Stage 2 Selby to York (Saturday 2 May)
- Selby: Selby Gowthorpe will be close from 5am to 6pm
- Beverley: North Bar Within closed 6am to 6pm
- York: The entire 22km of the route in York along the A1036 and A59 will be closed from 8am. There will be phased reopening after the men’s race passes for the last time. The only exception is that Bishopthorpe Road will remain closed until 9pm. The bus/taxi lane will operate on the inbound lane of Tadcaster rd, The Mount, Blossom Street from Knavesmire Road to Queen St. junctions.
For more information visit the Tour de Yorkshire website or check Council websites for further details of road closures.
24 April 2015