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Road closures for Carifta triathlon bicycle race

The Bermuda team for the 2022 Carifta triathlon, aquathlon and mixed team relay (File photograph)

Some East End roads will be closed when a Carifta triathlon bicycle race takes place on November 12 and 13.

An earlier notice from the Government said there would be no road closures but event organisers contacted The Royal Gazette to highlight that prohibiting traffic was necessary for the safety of athletes.

A spokesman from the Ministry of Public Works said that the notice "contained some information that needs to be corrected“.

He explained: “That notice stated that ‘there will be no roads closed to traffic while the bicycle race takes place’. This portion is not accurate.”

The spokesman confirmed the roads will be closed when the races take place in the Southside area of St David’s.

He added: "Apologies for the confusion.“

The latest traffic notice released by the Government said that the Bermuda Triathlon Association International road race will be held on Saturday, November 12 between 8.25am and 11am, and on Sunday, November 13 from 11.25am to 1.15pm.

It added that the route started on Cooper’s Island Road, with athletes heading north to the junction with Pepper Hall Road before turning left on to Southside Road.

Cyclists will travel west, continuing on Southside Road and making a U-turn at the junction of Longfield Road and Westcott Road.

The route will then go east along Southside Road until the junction with Tommy Fox Road, turning right on to Southside Road to the Cooper’s Island roundabout at the junction of Pepper Hall Road and Cooper’s Island Road.

Cyclists will turn right on to Cooper’s Island Road then travel south to either complete a lap or reach the race finish line.

The notice said: “The roads will be closed while the races take place during the listed time frames.”

It added: “Motorists are 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 notice said that police can close off streets or parts of streets and “authorise parking as the Commissioner of Police decides”.

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Published November 01, 2022 at 7:34 am (Updated November 01, 2022 at 7:34 am)

Road closures for Carifta triathlon bicycle race

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