The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is advising veterinary practices to inform clients of road closures during the UK leg of the Tour de France.

The tour will spend three days in the UK (July 5-7) with “considerable” road closures along the route affecting much of Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Greater London. A minimum of eight hours’ disruption is anticipated for each part of the route, said the college.

The route is as follows:

  • Saturday July 5: a 120-mile leg from Leeds to Harrogate, via the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Sunday July 6: York to Sheffield, riders will then travel by car to Cambridge for day three of the Tour
  • Monday July 7: starts in Cambridge with the race entering London through Epping Forest and ending with a sprint finish along the Mall.

The RCVS is advising affected practices to provide their clients with advance warning of the closures and, in case of emergencies, publicise the relevant road closures and help clients and colleagues plan alternative routes where possible.

An interactive map of all the roads affected by closures can be viewed on the Tour de France website.

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