Riders slam plans to ban cyclists from ‘dangerous’ V718 time trial course

Highways England wants to ban cyclists from riding on A63 near Hull, the road used for what is regarded as the fastest 10-mile time trial course in the country

Bradley Wiggins in action on the V718 near Hull

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Riders and organisers have hit out at plans to ban cyclists from using a stretch of road which forms part of one of the fastest 10-mile time trial courses in the country.

The V718 in East Yorkshire uses part of the A63 near Hull, but Highways England has applied for a Traffic Regulation Order from the Department for Transport that would bar all cyclists from the stretch of road.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.