Motorists may find their journeys disrupted when another cycling event visits Epping Forest next week.

Following the RideLondon festival which took place last weekend, top women’s cycling will again return to the district on Tuesday when Harlow hosts the start and finish of the second stage of the Women’s Tour.

Riders in the UK’s leading international women’s cycling stage race will leave Harlow Innovation Park and are due to head north east towards Great Dunmow.

The field will then head back towards Harlow via Chipping Ongar and Epping, finishing on Third Avenue near Harlow town centre.

The 96.4km stage is due to start at 11am and, according to the Women’s Tour website, it is estimated to finish in Third Avenue at 1.40pm.

A notice from Essex County Council in this week’s edition of the Guardian details the roads that will be temporarily closed during the stage.

It states the closures will be in place between 11am and 1.30pm and they will be implemented by a rolling roadblock in these locations:

  • Harlow: A1025 Third Avenue; A1025 Second Avenue; A414 from Second Avenue to Church Langley Way; Church Langley Way; London Road; B183 Gilden Way; Sheering Road.
  • Ongar: Shellow Road; Beech Road; Fyfield Road; Willingale Road; Queen Street; B184 Ongar Road; B184 Fyfield Road; High Street; A128; A128 Coopers Hill; A113 Stanford Rivers Road; A113 Romford Road; London Road; Church Road; School Road; Epping Road.
  • Epping: Epping Road; Mount End; Mount Road; Coopersale Road; Stonnards Hill; B181 Lindsey Street; B181 Epping Road.
  • Harlow: B1133 Water Lane; Katherines Way; A1025 Third Avenue.

Meanwhile, the notice also details a number of roads across which Epping Forest which are due to be shut by upcoming roadworks.

All temporary closure notices are valid for up to 18 months and restrictions will only apply at times indicated on the website or on signs located at or near the relevant locations.

Cabling works are set to shut a lengthy stretch of Epping Road, Roydon, over five weekends from June 25 and 26.

The closure is due to apply from its junction with Old House Lane to its junction with Hansells Mead, a distance of 2185m, but it will be implemented on a rolling basis.

The work is due to continue on July 2 and 3, July 9 and 10, July 16 and 17 and then July 23.

A 19-day closure of the full length of Chambers Manor Farm Lane, Epping Upland, from its junction with Epping Road, a distance of 1501m, is due to be start on June 27. This is for duct laying works.

Water connection works are set to shut Toot Hill Road, Ongar, from June 27 for three days.

The closure is due to apply from 60m south-west of both its junctions with Greensted Road for a distance of 30m in a south-westerly direction.

Another three-day closure due to start on June 27 is in Smeaton Road, Chigwell.

This will apply from its junction with Chigwell Road for a distance of 50m in a south-easterly direction and is to enable blockage clearance and ducting works to take place.

Visit the public notices section of our website for full details of these and other notices.