Traffic Restrictions 2018

Isle of Man Cyclefest

Isle of Man Cyclefest presented by Isle of Man Bank returns in 2018 for it’s third edition this coming April.

Isle of Man Cyclefest will feature several events over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of April hosting a large number of local competitors and increasing numbers from overseas.

The events require some road closures and other traffic restrictions to enable them to take place safely. These road closures and traffic restrictions have been designed to limit the impact on normal Island life whilst these events are taking place and will be delivered responsibly in the shortest amount of time possible.

Details of these road closures and traffic restrictions are detailed below. There are some key points to be aware of when considering the impact these events may have on you.

  • When the roads are closed for these events, the footpaths remain open to pedestrians. In fact we encourage you to come out and support the cyclists in their challenge.
  • The times listed below are the maximum time we are allowed to shut the roads for. In practice we will open them much earlier and in fact in the early part of Sundays events, we anticipate being able to reopen the roads significantly before the maximum time allowed.
  • If you live on roads scheduled to be closed and need to be able to get in or out on the day, please contact us on 830860 and we will endeavor to assist you.
  • We are grateful to the Manx public for putting up with any disruption these events may cause. We do ask you however to take care when driving around the Island during the Cyclefest weekend due to the increased number of cyclists likely to be on the roads.
  • For additional information about Isle of Man Cyclefest and to keep up to date with the latest information as it is released during the Festival Weekend itself, please use our website at www.iomcyclefest.com or visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Saturday 21st April 2018

ROAD CLOSURE FROM 0930 TILL NO LATER THAN 1200

A18 Snaefell Mountain Road from Barrule Park to the Gooseneck

ROAD CLOSURE FROM 1530 TILL NO LATER THAN 1700

A18 Snaefell Mountain Road from the Bungalow to the Gooseneck

Sunday 22nd April 2018

ROAD CLOSURE FROM 0930 TILL NO LATER THAN 1100

The Mooragh Promenade from the Vollan ad as far as Bride Village

ROAD CLOSURE FROM 09:30 TILL NO LATER THAN 11:30

From Bride Hill along the West Kimmeragh Road as far as the junction with Thurrot Cottage Road
Thurrot Cottage Road to the junction with the Bride Coast Road
Bride Coast Road from the junction with Thurrot Cottage Road to the Polly Road
The Polly Road and Summerhill Road
Sandy Gate Road from the junction with Summerhill Road and Ballamona Straight to The Cronk.

ROAD CLOSURE FROM 10:00 TILL NO LATER THAN 11:30

Ballacrye Road

ROAD CLOSURE FROM 10:30 TILL NO LATER THAN 12:30

Glen Road from Ballaugh in the direction of Beinney Phott Road
Druidale Road
Sartfell Road between Druidale and Little London
Little London



ROAD CLOSURE FROM 11:00 TILL NO LATER THAN 13:00

Ballabooie Road from Cronk y Voddy to Staarvey junction
Staarvey Road from Ballabooie Road to the Switchback
The Switchback from Staarvey to Poortown Road



ONE-WAY SYSTEM FROM 11:00 TILL NO LATER THAN 13:00

Poortown Road from the Switchback to Ballig Bridge

ROAD CLOSURE FROM 11:00 TILL NO LATER THAN 14:30

Station Road St John’s

ROAD CLOSURE FROM 11:00 TILL NO LATER THAN 14:30

Patrick Road


ONE-WAY SYSTEM FROM 11:00 TILL NO LATER THAN 13:00

Glen Maye Road from Patrick Road through to the Roundtable Crossroads


ROAD CLOSURE FROM 11:30 TILL NO LATER THAN 13:30

Ronague Road from the Roundtable Cross Roads to the junction with the Corlea Road
Corlea Road

ROAD CLOSURE FROM 11:00 TILL NO LATER THAN 14:30

Glen Rushen Mines Road
Mines road to Gleneedles
Gleneedles to Patrick Road St Johns
Patrick Road St John’s from junction with Gleneedles to junction with Station Road
Foxdale Road St John’s

ROAD CLOSURE FROM 12:00 TILL NO LATER THAN 14:30

Ballavargher Road from the entrance to Slieu Whallian Park to Archallagan Road
Archallagan Road to junction with Foxdale Road
Garth Road and Old Church Road

ONE-WAY SYSTEM FROM 12:00 TILL NO LATER THAN 14:30

Eyreton Road and Top Road
Top Road to Mount Rule
Mount Rule to West Baldwin junction of Ballamodda Road

ROAD CLOSURE FROM 12:00 TILL NO LATER THAN 15:00

West Baldwin Road from Ballamodda Road to Sartfell Road
Sartfell Road from Brandywell Cottage to Brandywell junction of Snaefell Mountain Road

ROAD CLOSURE FROM 11:00 TILL NO LATER THAN 15:00

Tholt y Will Road and Sulby Glen Road as far as Claddaghs junction

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