Crowds of 30,000 expected in Barnsley for Tour de Yorkshire

Sir Bradley Wiggins ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire between Bridlington and Scarborough. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 1, 2015. See PA story CYCLING Yorkshire. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.'EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Sir Bradley Wiggins ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire between Bridlington and Scarborough. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 1, 2015. See PA story CYCLING Yorkshire. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.'EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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An estimated 30,000 cycling fans are expected to pack the streets of Barnsley on Sunday as the Tour de Yorkshire visits the region.

The third and final stage of the event will pass through Barnsley as riders including Sir Bradley Wiggins race between Wakefield and Leeds.

Barnsley Council is estimating around 30,000 people will attend the event in the town, which is the only location in South Yorkshire on the route.

According to the racing schedule, riders are due to pass through Barnsley from around 12.42pm.

But those attending may want to pack an umbrella, with rain forecast for the day.

Events planned for the town centre on the day include an outdoor specialist sports market, live music and a Tour de France exhibition in the Better Barnsley shop on Cheapside.

Shortly before the race and to celebrate the arrival of the riders, there will be a procession of cyclist from local cycling groups. Those participating will cover a section of the route, which includes Regent Street, Church Street and St Mary Gate at approximately 12.15pm.

Eldon Street, Regent Street, Church Street, St Mary’s Gate and Church Lane in the town centre will be closed to vehicles from 10am until around 3pm, although there will be access for pedestrians.

The A61 Barnsley Road, A61 Wakefield Road, A61 Old Mill Lane, A635 Huddersfield Road, A635 Wilthorpe Road, A635 Barugh Green Road and A635 Lane Head Road will be affected by rolling roads closures between 12.20pm and 1.15pm as the riders pass through the area.