PENDLE Council has invited residents in areas on the National Championships Cycle Race route to a public meeting to discuss concerns and plans.

The meeting is at 7pm on Wednesday, May 19 at Roughlee Village Centre.

On Sunday June 27, the race circuit through Roughlee, Barley, Black Moss Road, Wheathead Lane and Blacko Bar Road and some approach roads will be closed from 7am until 7pm to ensure safety for the riders. Brian Cookson, Pendle Council’s executive director for regeneration said: “We are working flat out to make sure the day is safe and successful for Pendle.

“It’s the first time we’ve had a national sporting event of this size here – it’s like the Tour de France coming to Pendle!

“But careful planning is essential. That’s why we’re keen to hear any questions or concerns people have before the meeting if possible to make sure we cover everything.”

Residents can call Pennine Events on 01772 447979 or Pendle Council on 01282 661661 to discuss any issues.