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Outlaw Triathlon - Sunday 25th July



On Sunday 25 July, we will be organising the Outlaw Triathlon, which will pass through your parish during the cycle section.  The event will see over 1000 competitors taking up the challenge of a 2.4 mile Swim, followed by a 112 mile Cycle before finishing with a 26.2 mile Run for the full event.

May we take the opportunity to thank everyone for the support shown to the athletes at our previous events, and we hope to see people from the local community once again supporting the athletes in these mammoth challenges. Over the past 12 years, we have raised over £1.5 million pounds for Cancer Research UK, not to mention all of the other local charities that have also benefitted from their association with the Outlaw Triathlon.

The event will be based at the National Water Sports Centre (Holme Pierrepont) Nottingham, with the swim and run sections taking place in the lake and along the riverside path respectively.  The cycle section will travel through the beautiful Nottinghamshire Countryside, using routes that will pass along the A52, through Radcliffe on Trent. 

The cyclists will then head over the A46, completing an eastern loop around Car Colston, Hawksworth, Shelton, Elston, Farndon, Hawton; and then heading north to Lowdham, Oxton, Southwell, Kirklington, Farnsfield before returning via Lowdham to repeat the eastern loop, and then returning to the National Water Sports Centre for the Outlaw Triathlon run section. The full route can be seen here 

We have been working closely with Nottinghamshire County Council Highways department for over 12 months, to ensure that we achieve a balance between providing a safe route for the athletes and making sure that the impact on other road users is kept to a minimum. Over 9,000 advance warning letters are being directly hand delivered to residents and businesses along the route. We would like to work with you to ensure that everyone understands the routes, where roads are closed and what will be the easiest diversion on the day.

Finally, could I please encourage you to support the athletes taking part; these are massive challenges, and they will undoubtedly be grateful of your support on the day.








I am emailing you to inform you that we will soon be undertaking utility
diversion works at Bingham Road (Harlequin) junction on the A52 in
Nottingham. We will be performing utility works (gas, electric, water
and telecoms) to safely move utilities in advance of our proposed main
highway works. These utility diversion works are scheduled to begin on
21 June 2021 and will be conducted primarily through daytime working.

We will carry out work in phases along the A52, beginning near Golf Road
and moving along the A52, ending near Bingham Road. To maintain a safe
environment for our workforce and customers, we'll need to close one
lane, put temporary traffic lights in place and close Carter Avenue at
the junction with the A52 for approximately 12 weeks; please see image

We are aware that these works will cause some disruption and delays and
apologise for any inconvenience caused. To keep disruption to a minimum
we are investigating ways to ease the impact of the works, including:

    * We will work to minimise the number of trips through the junction
for the duration of the work, by advertising alternative routes, using
the A46 and A606, for traffic into and out of Nottingham.
    * We will monitor traffic flows through the works and make changes to
the sequencing of the temporary traffic lights wherever possible, e.g.
keeping the lights on green for longer during peak times into and out of
    * We will ensure that facilities are maintained for pedestrians and
cyclists, with clearly signed pedestrian routes in place wherever
    * We will contact all relevant transport providers, such as bus
companies, to ensure that they can plan their services around the
    * We will complete the work as quickly as possible.

We are carrying these works out during the day in order to complete the
work as quickly and safely as possible; if we were to carry out these
works overnight they would take far longer to complete, having greater
impacts on the local community and road users, which we felt would not
have been acceptable. The traffic management will remain in place 24/7.
This is because removing cones and traffic management equipment each
evening would be dangerous for road crews, so reducing the need to do
this as much as possible make it safer. Frequent changes in traffic
management are also likely to cause driver confusion, increase
frustration and potentially cause accidents.

There will be limited capacity at the junction while these works are
carried out. Some congestion and delays are to be expected. We would
advise all customers to plan ahead and use the alternate routes shown
below wherever possible while these works take place.

Note: high sided vehicles taller than 4.4m must not use this alternate
route, due to the low bridge at Tollerton and must stay on the A52.

Please note that the precise dates and times of the works may be subject
to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Where
possible, we'll keep you updated of significant changes and updated on
the progress of the works. You can also sign up for updates on the
project's webpage. We thank you for your patience during this
period. If you have any concerns or would like to contact us, you can
contact the project team at
or call 0300 123 500.

Kind regards

Kanishka Varoon

A52 Nottingham Junctions Project Manager
Highways England | 2 Colmore Square | Birmingham | B4 6BN









  1. Prohibition of Driving (except pedal cycles and vehicles in connection with the event) –  06:00 to 12:00 hours
    1. East Bridgford Road, Newton – Its whole length
    2. Moor Lane, Epperstone – From its junction with A6097 Oxton By Pass and a point 25 metres south of that junction
    3. Nottingham Road, Lowdham – From its junction with A612 Southwell Road and a point 5m southeast of that junction
    4. Kirk Hill, East Bridgford – From its junction with A6097 By Pass Road northwestwards for 25m


  1. One Way Traffic Restrictions (except local service buses, pedal cycles and vehicles in connection with the event) – 06:00 to 12:00 hours
  2. Nottingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent – Traffic may proceed in a southwesterly direction only – From its junction with the A52 Grantham Road for a distance of 10 metres in a North Easterly direction
  3. One Way Traffic Restrictions - 06:00 hours to 12:00 hours
  4. Hawksworth Road, Scarrington – Traffic may proceed from Northeast to Southwest only – From its junction with Carr Lane, Car Colston for 170m in a South Easterly direction


  1. Prohibition of Waiting, Loading and Unloading – 06:00 hours to 12:00 hours
  2. B6386 Westgate, Southwell – north side – At Any Time – From its junctions with Trinity Road to its junction with A612 Nottingham Road
  3. Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent – southeast side – At Any Time – From its junction with Main Road and its junction with New Road
  4.   The Green, Radcliffe on Trent - southwest side – At Any Tine – From its junction with main road for a distance of 30 metres


  1. Prohibition of Right Turn06:00 hours to 12:00 hours
  2. From A6097 Lowdham By Pass Northbound, Lowdham into Ton Lane, Lowdham
  3. From A6097 Lowdham By Pass Southbound, Lowdham into Ton Lane, Lowdham
  4. From A52 Grantham Road, Radcliffe on Trent into Nottingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent
  5. From A612 Southwell Road, Lowdham into Nottingham Road, Lowdham
  6. From A6097 Oxton Bypass, Oxton into Epperstone Road, Oxton


  1. Left Turn only06:00 hours to 12:00 hours
  2. From Ton Lane, Lowdham into A6097 Lowdham By Pass Southbound, Lowdham
  3. From Ton Lane, Lowdham into A6097, Lowdham By Pass Northbound, Lowdham


  1. Prohibition of Left Turn – 06:00 hours to 12:00 hours
  2. From A52(T) Grantham Road, Radcliffe on Trent into Nottingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent







If you wish to include anything in the Information Sheet please contact Bev and/or Karen as below:The Vilage Information Sheet is published Bi-Monthly and distributed to all houses in the village.


Bev Bingham  (Tel: 933 4212,

Karen Cheetham (Tel: 933 2231,





Sadly, on Friday 1st May, we learnt that Mick Unwin had passed away following a long illness.


Over the years Mick had played a huge part in our community serving as Chairman of the Parish Council, being an integral part of the Shelford Feast committee, organising the very successful bi-annual Street Market, and generally giving his heart and soul for the good of the village.


I’m sure you will all join in sending our condolences to Angela and their family, and giving our thanks for the impact Mick had on ourselves and our village.




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