Parking and Road Closures

Roads in and around Knaresborough are closed to traffic from midday until 5.00 pm on Bed Race day. The Market and Silver Street are closed from noon, the High Street, Bond End, part of Boroughbridge Road and Harrogate Road are closed from 12.30 pm. There are closures, too, affecting Cheapside, Castlegate, part of Brewerton Street, Fisher Street, Castle Ings and Waterside from Castle Mills to High Bridge.

These road closures are operated by TMS and enforced by the Police. There is plenty of advance warning signs in place. The vehicles of teams, sponsors and organisers must not be moved until after the lifting of the road closures at 5 pm. Provision has been made for access by emergency vehicles and the Bed Race safety car.

Parking is suspended along Conyngham Hall, Waterside, High Street, Castle Ings, Castlegate, Castle Courtyard, and the Market Place for the day until the lifting of the road closures after 5pm. Please cooperate with these rules.

Free park-and-ride services provided by Transdev will run on Bed Race day between Knaresborough Technology Park on Manse Lane, just off the York Road, and the town centre. ALM Manufacturing will run its own free park-and-ride from their site on Grimbalds Crag Close and will be ferrying people from there to town.

Both car parks close at 6.30 pm on the evening of Bed Race day. These facilities have been offered without charge to aim the community and charity effort for the day, so we ask that proper respect is shown to the facilities and premises. There  will be security at both sites.

Normal bus services will operate up Briggate and Gracious street and train services will continue in and out of Knaresborough train station.

The Knaresborough Lions Club is doing all it can to comply with official rules while ensuring that Bed Race is a great family day out and safe for all who attend.

You can see the road closures, park & ride sites and other points of interest over on our interactive map: