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Cannock Chase road closures for today's Commonwealth Games mountain biking

Cannock Chase Forest will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games mountain biking event on Wednesday, and surrounding roads will be closed in preparation for the competition to take place.

Cannock Chase Forest will have the eyes of the world on it when it hosts the Mountain Bike competitions
Cannock Chase Forest will have the eyes of the world on it when it hosts the Mountain Bike competitions

As well as road closures, there will be parking restrictions for residential streets to help residents living in the Rugeley area access their homes and reduce spectator parking.

Cannock Chase Forest is a popular destination with many people visiting to cycle, walk along the walking trails, visit the Go Ape centre plus much more.

Around 2,500 ticketed spectators are expected to attend, as well as many more lining the trail for a glimpse of the event.

The mountain biking events will be run from 11.30am-4pm on Wednesday.

While travel information on how to get to the venue can be found here, the restrictions and road closures taking place in and around Cannock Chase on Wednesday are:

Permit access only

  • Birches Valley

  • Church Close

  • Field Place

  • Horns Croft

  • Jones Lane

  • Millside

  • Oakley Copse

  • Post Office Lane

  • Quarry Close

  • Slitting Mill Road

  • St Johns Close

No Stopping

  • Brindley Heath Road

  • Kingsley Wood Road

  • Marquis Drive

  • Penkridge Bank Road

  • Rifle Range Corner

  • Shooting Butts Lane

  • Stafford Brook Road

Staffordshire County Council states that if you live or work in a controlled parking or permit access-only road you will need a permit to park and/or access your road. Permits are free for residents and businesses - two permits were automatically issued to affected properties at the end of June.

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