On Sunday 1st March a national bike race will take place throughout the parish.

Starting in Vattingstone Lane, by Marlwood School, 80 riders will travel towards Aust, before turning back and riding through Olveston, into Tockington, then up Old Down Hill and along Alveston Road back to Vattingstone Lane.

This will happen 10 times. The race starts at 11am and should finish about 2pm. THERE WILL BE DISRUPTION although many marshals will be in place with the power to direct and hold up normal traffic.

Those of us leaving St Mary’s between 11 -12 noon will be affected.