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Motorists asked to exercise caution during Carifta bike races

The Bermuda team for the 2022 Carifta Triathlon, Aquathlon and Mixed Team Relay

Motorists are being asked to be cautious and follow directions from officials when a bicycle race takes place in St David’s next month.

The Carifta triathlon event will follow a route from Cooper’s Island Road through parts of Southside on November 12 and 13.

A notice signed by Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, said there would be no road closures.

It advised: “The bicycle race will commence on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 8.25am and is expected to conclude by 11am; and Sunday, 13 November, 2022 at 11.25am and is expected to conclude by 1.15pm.

“All motorists are expected to use caution and to avoid collision with race participants.

“The race route will be under the control of the police and race officials.

“Motorists must follow instructions from race officials to assist with traffic control for this event.”

The notice added: “There will be no parking restrictions in place for the bicycle race, with motorists permitted to park in designated parking bays along any part of the race route.

“Additionally, motorists must not block the race route or impede the participants in the bicycle race.”

The Carifta Triathlon, Aquathlon and Mixed Team Relay was rescheduled after it was earlier planned for the weekend after Bermuda’s brush by Hurricane Fiona in September.

An order signed by the public works minister said that the speed limit on the relevant roads would be 75km/h for contestants and their attending vehicles for the duration of the race.

The road traffic notice outlined the race route as: “Commencing on Cooper's Island Road head northerly along Cooper's Island Road to the Southside Road roundabout, then continue along Pepper Hall Road and head northerly towards Tommy Fox Road, then turn left and head towards Southside Road, then continue along Southside Road to the White's roundabout, at the junction of Longfield Road and Westcott Road and head easterly along Southside Road, until reaching the junction at Tommy Fox Road, then turn right and travel in a southerly direction to the Southside Road roundabout and then continue in a southerly direction along Cooper's Island Road to either complete one lap or until reaching the finish line.”

To see the traffic notice, click on the PDF under “Related Media.”

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Published October 29, 2022 at 7:49 am (Updated October 29, 2022 at 7:49 am)

Motorists asked to exercise caution during Carifta bike races

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