BRIDGE ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION
We have been notified by Highways that Bridge Road will be closed from the evening of Friday 23rd June until 6:00am Monday 26th June.
This will obviously affect cyclists getting to the start line of the Nello; returning to Topsham at the end of their ride and then driving home.
Highways have informed us of the following:
‘With Bridge Road being closed on Sunday 25 June, the diversion route takes the traffic around Countess Wear roundabout and along Topsham Rd. Clearly, it will make the roundabout much busier than usual and it will be important to consider the implications’.
Please cycle carefully and safely on Sunday 25th June and allow extra time to get to the Rugby Club in the morning.
The Nello 2017 will take place on Sunday 25th June.
The classic hundred mile pedal from Topsham over the roof of Exmoor and back is one of the highlights of the annual cycling calendar offering great scenery; superb climbs and far reaching views. The 55 mile route, splitting from the 100 in Tiverton, heads across the County and offers an abundance of scenic country roads, a superb break in Nomansland and great camaraderie.
The event now attracts 1500 men and women from across the UK and raises in excess of £75,000 for the FORCE Cancer Charity in Exeter.
Both rides start and finish at the Topsham Rugby Ground.
Registration will open bright and early at 7.15 am, and there will be a delicious breakfast to fuel you on your way. The 100 mile ride begins at 8am shortly followed by the 55 mile ride at 8:30am. The Bike Shed (with stores in Exeter, Crediton and Barnstaple) has supported The Nello for many years and not only provide essential biking support on route but also provides the breakfast at the start.
The Nello is not a sportive; it is a charity bike ride, raising vital funds for a local cancer charity. The ride is NOT chip timed; it is NOT a race. All cyclists are welcome to enter this event but we ask them to bear this in mind when entering.
You can enter online, or by printing a Nello Entry Form 2017.
Nello Sponsor Form 2017 is also available to help you get family and friends behind you, and raise much needed funds for FORCE.
“The Nello is a day when old friends and new come together to take part in an exciting, enduring and enjoyable day out. Everybody has their own personal reason for taking part – but they are also all there to support FORCE and raise funds to support people affected by cancer in our area. It is a joy to be part of such a wonderful spectacle and to see the delight on the cyclists faces as they come across the finish line having succeeded in their challenge. A great many people support our ride and offer food, water, music and time – the event quite simply could not take place without their generous support, in particular Bike Shed who support so many riders on the route and ensure no-one gets lost and Exeter Physio who sort out all the aches and pains on the finish line!”
Sarah Daniels, Head of Fundraising at FORCE Cancer Charity
Sunday 25th June 2017
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Cycle sensibly / Cycle safe – http://exetercyclingcampaign.org.uk/