Travel delays likely during Tour of Britain 6 - 7 September 2018

NHS Morecambe Bay CCG is encouraging residents in Cumbria to plan ahead and check road closures before they travel to any NHS appointment on 6th and 7th September 2018 as the Tour of Britain cycling event makes its way through Cumbria.

Excitement is building in the run up to this great sporting event, though it will mean disruption on the roads as closures are put in place around the route and the roads are expected to be much busier due to the influx of spectators.

On Friday 7th September stage six of the race will begin in Barrow at 11:00am and will end at Whinlatter Pass at approximately 3:30pm. Due to the start of the race being in Barrow Town Centre, there will be full road closures from 6th September with rolling road closures also occurring outside the town centre along the route.

The race will be passing near the following GP Practices:

Dr Murray & Partners, Ulverston Health Centre (Dr Murray & Partners), Stanley Street, Ulverston, South Lakes, LA12 7BT
Ambleside Health Centre, Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, South Lakes, LA22 9BP
Dr Birkett, 1 Field Foot, Grasmere, Cumbria  , LA22 9TB
Duke Street Surgery, 4 Duke Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, Furness, LA14 1LF
Norwood Medical Centre, 97/99 Abbey Road, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, Furness, LA14 5ES
Bridgegate Medical Centre, Winchester Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, Furness, LA13 9SH
Abbey Road Surgery, 243 Abbey Road, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, Furness, LA14 5JY
Drs Wiejak & Jebur, Atkinson Health Centre, Market Street, Barrow in Furness, Furness, LA14 2LR
Burnett Edgar Medical Centre, Central Drive, Walney Island, Barrow in Furness, Furness, LA14 3HY
Risedale Surgery, 2-4 Gloucester Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, Furness, LA13 9RX
Liverpool House Surgery, 69 Risedale Road, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, Furness, LA13 9QY
Coniston Medical Practice, Wraysdale House, Coniston, Cumbria, South Lakes, LA21 8ER
The Family Practice, 26-30 Hartington Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, Furness, LA14 5SL

Patients are therefore advised to check details of the road closures by visiting the Tour of Britain website and allow extra time when travelling to and from NHS appointments.

During the event expert health advice and immediate treatment will be available from local pharmacists, or if you need urgent care during the Tour of Britain and aren’t sure which service you need, you can call NHS 111 and they will be able to refer you to the most appropriate service.

Don’t forget, if you are heading out to support the cyclists during the Tour of Britain, remember to drink plenty of water and dress sensibly while you are enjoying the event.

Such a fantastic sporting event in the local area can serve as real inspiration to take up cycling yourself – and while we encourage this to be the case, we must remind people to wear the appropriate protective clothing, including a cycling helmet.