Friday 7th Sept (PM) – Tour of Britain

On Friday (7th Sept) Between 2:15 and 4pm there may be some disruption close to Higham as the Tour of Britain cycle race passes on a speed stage down our hill.

We expect a rolling road block, with the ‘Peloton‘ passing soon afterwards. The times above are taken from the road warning signs that have been put up.

We expect the courses finishing at lunch time on Friday to be well clear before any disruption, and there to be just temporary delays at worst for those coming up the hill to us for new courses during the afternoon.

If you wish to avoid the chance of a little disruption to your journey, you may wish to simply aim to arrive after 4pm. However, we are guessing, due to the route being followed by the event, that the cyclists will be well past us by then.

Here is the info we have received from the Cockermouth Chamber (with the bit most relevant to Higham in bold):

Stage 6 (Friday September 7th) which sees the Tour arriving in Allerdale from Barrow via the Dunmail Raise, going through Keswick, over Whinlatter, through Loweswater  and Mockerkin to Workington and then back via Seaton and Broughton Moor to Cockermouth, the Castle Inn, top of Keswick and finishing in Whinlatter again. You can see the timetable here: https://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stage-six-timetable/ though roughly if they are going really fast, then the times are: Dunmail Raise (12:41pm); Keswick (13:02); Whinlatter (13:11); Fangs Brow (13:35); Workington – Washington Street): 13:50; Seaton (13:54); Broughton Moor (14:02); Cockermouth (14:16); Castle Inn (14:27); Whinlatter (14:51)