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Drivers advised to plan journeys ahead of charity bike event

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Drivers should allow extra time for their journeys as up to 3,500 motorcyclists take part in Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

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Drivers are advised to plan their journeys and allow extra time as up to 3,500 motorcyclists take part in Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s sixth annual Bike4Life event between Shrewsbury and RAF Cosford this Sunday (8 May).

Motorcyclists participating in the event will leave Meole Brace in Shrewsbury at 11.30am on Sunday and will ride to RAF Cosford via the A5, M54 and A41.

The 23 mile journey only takes around half an hour but, depending on the number of people participating, there could be delays and some congestion along this route.

The following closures will be in place during the event (approximately 11am – 1pm):

  • the A5 eastbound between Dobbies roundabout and the M54, including the three roundabout entrances (Dobbies, Preston and Emstrey)
  • the M54 entry slip roads at junctions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
  • the M54 westbound exit slip road at junction 3

Diversion routes will be clearly signposted.

Alexandra Brown, Emergency Planning Officer for Highways England, said:

“Road users may experience some delays along these routes on Sunday morning, but these should ease fairly quickly. We advise drivers to plan their journeys ahead of time or to use alternative routes if possible around the middle of the day.”

The event raises funds for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

Highways England provides live traffic information via its website, local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile platforms, such as Android and iPhone apps.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 5 May 2016