Emergency services such as Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Scottish Fire and Rescue and all impacted local authority emergency personnel have been informed of plans and are briefed on the event. As such, any emergencies will be treated in the usual manner, so if you require the emergency services, please call 999. Any access required for emergency vehicles will be maintained and prioritised by event staff.
There will be stewards, police officers and volunteers positioned along the route. If you require assistance on the day that is not a 999 emergency please ask event staff to help. In addition, there will be signs on and around the route indicating diversions for traffic.
Replacement shuttle bus services will operate as detailed here between Kirkliston and Newbridge, Maddiston to Brightons and Winchburgh to Broxburn.
Implementing such a major closure and ensuring it is safe is complex and takes time. The transport management contractors and organisers need to carry out a full check for any hazards and obstacles to ensure it’s safe for participants and the wider public. This can’t be done simultaneously along the full 45 mile route so time has to be allowed to conduct the checks. Time also has to be allowed to remove any obstacles, such as vehicles which would present a danger to participants or local residents crossing the road.
Find out more about the road closures in your area here.