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Please do not access the race route by car at Marsh Benham (Hamstead Lock).

The level crossing there will be completely closed to vehicles and pedestrians, this bank holiday, for engineering works, as in some previous years of the event.

We make this stipulation, to respect the local residents south of the crossing, and adjacent to the Kennet & Avon, as there are no parking facilities at this location.

Do not park in this area, or block any residential access, or turn in the residents’ driveways.

Help the event team maintain good relationships with all our neighbours and partners along the route, so the event can continue to be enjoyed by all.

You may, of course, walk or cycle along the canal towpath, as usual, which includes the Hamstead Lock and Sluice. (Check out the trains between Newbury & Kintbury, when you plan your day.)