Road closure notification for IRON MAN

Monday April 25 2016

IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire will take place on Sunday 12 June 2016.

Over 2,500 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in a 1.2-mile swim in Chasewater Lake, a 56-mile bike through the picturesque Staffordshire countryside and a 13.1-mile run through the historic Shugborough Estate.

This high profile event is part of a global series of races that will highlight the best of Staffordshire on an international platform, bring a huge amount of economic value into the area, mobilise over 1,000 local people to volunteer, and raise over £750,000 for charity.

Temporary road closures will be in place across the county to ensure the safety of athletes and the wider public. Please use the below information to plan your journeys in advance.

•  The bike course is live between 07:00 – 14:30. The one lap course leaves Chasewater Lake towards King’s Bromley. It travels along the A515 and circles the Needwood/Hanbury area. It then heads east along the B5017, then south along the B5013 towards Cannock Chase, before concluding in Shugborough Estate.

•  The run course is live between 10:00 – 17:30. The 3 lap course takes athletes out of Shugborough Estate via Essex Bridge, then from Great Haywood to Little Haywood. The course then travels down Meadow Lane to re-enter Shugborough estate.

You can find a link here to the IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire website and copies of the road access information for residents.

These include maps demonstrating the road closure timings and the best diversion routes for each part of the course: http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman-70.3/staffordshire/residents/road-access.aspx#axzz42VBraw85

If there are any issues or questions please contact staffordshire70.3@ironmanroadaccess.com or call 033 3011 6600.

Thank you for your time. We very much appreciate your help and understanding in respect of these temporary road closures.