Tour de France 2014

Tour de France

The Tour de France is upon us!

Embarking from Cambridge and travelling through Essex to London, the event on Monday (7th July) is expected to bring huge number of visitors to the region and is likely to create travel problems across the two counties, with several road closures in place from Sunday evening onwards.

Staff working in the affected areas will be given briefing packs at the beginning of the shift which will contain maps of the area, road closure details and information about where emergency services vehicles can pass the route if necessary. These can also be accessed on East24, or by clicking the links below (please be aware that you'll only be able to access these from a Trust computer as they are not to be shared outside the Trust).

To see the road closures in and around Cambridge visit the council website; to view road closures and the route in Essex visit the specific Tour website.

We could see an increase in 999 calls given the amount of people coming into our area to watch the race and extra resources have been put on to help deal with an increase in demand and to ensure we can maintain to good service to our patients.

We will also have additional staff in the control rooms to help with resource deployment, a full command and control structure in place, and our cycle response unit will be providing assistance at the event itself.

Members of the public who are planning to watch the race from one of the vantage points on the route are being advised to take sun-cream and plenty of water in the case of nice weather, and police have warned people to be extra vigilant of pickpocketers in crowds.

Published 3rd July 2014 

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