Posted on Monday 25th July 2022
As the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games finally gets under way this week, Staffordshire residents are being reminded of two events taking place in the county.
Next Wednesday August 3 Cannock Chase is hosting the Games’ mountain biking event on the nationally acclaimed trails at Birches Valley.
People are advised there will be local road closures on the day. A shuttle bus to the event site will be running from Stafford railway station.
More information about the event can be found at www.birmingham2022.com/venues/cannock-chase-forest/
The following day, Thursday August 4, the cycling time trial event takes place and will take in part of South Staffordshire district.
This will involve some road closures and parking restrictions. The course will pass through Penn Common, Gospel End, Wombourne and Himley, offering residents the opportunity to spectate at one of five free road events being held over the course of the games. Residents and businesses along the route have been directly contacted to make them aware. Two drop-in information events have been held at Wombourne library.
People can find out more about the route and closures at:
The main Games website can be found at www.birmingham2022.com
Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for communities and culture Victoria Wilson said:
After the countdown and anticipation the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is finally about to begin.
There is so much to choose from as a spectator and still tickets are still on sale for some events. We will of course all be willing our Staffordshire athletes all the very best – it is already a fantastic achievement for them to be selected for their country.
We’re hosting two events in Staffordshire – helping to showcase the superb rural scenery in Staffordshire to a worldwide audience and really help to put the county on the map.
Information about both is available online so we’re reminding residents and businesses to find out about local road closures. We hope everyone attending has an enjoyable and memorable time.”
The opening ceremony takes place this Thursday at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.