School Games 2021 – temporary road closures for cycle event - 5th September

Message from Leicestershire County Council:

I would like to advise you that Slawston and Cranoe have been selected for the third year to host part of a major national multi-sport event involving elite young athletes from across the UK.

From Thursday, 2nd September, to Sunday, 5th September, Loughborough University will welcome 1,600 elite youngsters aged 13 to 16 to take part in the final of the School Games. The event gives future Olympians and Paralympians the chance to take part in 11 sports, including road cycle races.

The cycle race on Sunday 5th September, for cyclists aged 13 to 16, will be held in the Slawston and Cranoe area from 7am to 3pm.

To ensure the safety of the athletes, Leicestershire County Council is working with the organisers of the event to minimise any disruption. The age of the cyclists means that roads on the route, including key junctions, will need to be temporarily closed, with windows throughout the day to allow for access to and from the area.

The route will be the same as previous years, taking a loop around the villages, with traffic diverted away from the area between 7am and 3pm. Please see a more detailed map of the route.

In previous years the event has welcomed spectators to watch the sporting activities. Given the recent pandemic spectators are not being actively encouraged to travel to watch the 2021 School Games. The event organisers will ensure that all relevant guidance will be followed and implemented at the time of the event.

If you have any specific access requirements during the event, please let us know.

Access times are still to be finalised, they will be published in further correspondence as soon as they are available.

As with previous year's event, Leicestershire County Council and County Cllr. Dr Kevin Feltham fully support this exciting event.

For further information on the traffic management required email  eventsnetworkmanagement@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 0001.

For more information on the School Games visit www.schoolgamesfinals.org/cycling

Yours sincerely

Leicestershire County Council