This coming Sunday (6th July) see stage two of the Tour De France Grand Depart sweep into Derbyshire and the Peak District on the A6024 down from Holme Moss before following the A628 Woodhead pass towards Sheffield.
It's predicted that up to 40,000 spectators will line the Derbyshire stretch of the route so some temporary road closures will be put in place to prepare for the race and provide safe access for residents, businesses and visitors to Glossopdale.
You can view details of the road closures and diversions at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/letour and information is being distributed to all households in the Glossopdale area this week.
In terms of what it means for local buses, basically all of them are running as normal but will be effected by the road closures and diversions as follows (details from Traveline East Midlands) :
Arrangements are being made for local bus services to be allowed through the road closures in the Glossop area but the following changes will apply:
Stagecoach Manchester Services 236 & 237 will run as normal.
Stagecoach Manchester Service 202 will run as normal except that it will not be able to call at the Henry Street bus stop in Glossop and will therefore turn round at Manor Park or Shirebrook Park before stopping outside the Market Hall as usual.
High Peak Buses Service 61 will not be able to call at the Henry Street stop but will set down and pick up passengers outside the Market Hall.
Tates Travel Service 951 will not run on Saturday 5th July and Sunday 6th July because it's route is part of the cycle race route.
Also as far as I am aware buses will also follow the one way diversion on the way into Glossop meaning that they won't call at the Tesco's / Wren Nest bus stop's on the way into Glossop.
If you are heading into Glossop on Sunday there's a special Totally Locally market taking place on Norfolk Square along with in Manor Park a big screen to see the race and a whole host of other events as part of the Glossop Carnival which is taking place this weekend. You can view more details on this and other events taking place by clicking here
If you're heading out to the race itself, there will also be a shuttle bus running from Tintwistle, Hadfield Station or the Hadfield Site of Glossopdale College out to Crowden details as below :
Before the race
A shuttle bus service will run from three pick up points to transport spectators near to the race route.
Tintwistle to Crowden – pick up at Manchester Road and West Drive. Drop off at entrance to campsite and outdoor centre, Crowden. 7am to 12.30pm.
Hadfield to Crowden – pick up at Glossopdale Community College, Newshaw Lane (cricket ground) and Waterside, Woolley Bridge Road. Drop off at entrance to campsite and outdoor centre, Crowden. 9.30am to 2pm.
Hadfield Station to Crowden – pick up at station car park. Drop off at entrance to campsite and outdoor centre. 10.15am to 12.15pm.
After the race
All buses will run from Crowden to Tintwistle and Hadfield, dropping off at the same pick up points, from around 3.45pm, until approximately 6.45pm.
The return fare will be £4.
61 - Glossop to Buxton Service (details from High Peak Buses)
Service 61 (Buxton-Glossop) service will terminate/start from the Market Hall on High Street West. Henry Street will NOT be served on this day.
Diversion from Buxton:
The service will operate as normal to High Street West which will be closed to traffic, but buses have been allowed to pass through these closure barriers.
Diversion from Glossop:
From Market Hall, forward High Street West (A57), comply roundabout, left Primrose Lane (A6016), forward Turnlee Road, right Chunal Lane and pick up normal route.
All Buxton bound stops on Victoria Street and Charlestown Road will not be served.