THE Tour de France is coming to the region this weekend and a host of road closures will be in place. Here's your guide to where they are.

Spectators and residents alike are asked to note that road closures will be in place from midnight on Saturday, July 5.

This is to allow preparation of the race route, the handover to the Tour de France organisers, access for the publicity caravan, the race itself, the removal of race infrastructure and the safe dispersal of spectators.

This will mean that the roads will be closed to any form of public vehicle, although will be accessible to pedestrians until shortly before the race.

The council’s Tour de France team has done all it can to minimise disruption to residents living near the Grand Depart route.

Although there are very few roads affected, the race route - Mortimer Road, Gilbert Hill and Windle Edge - will all be closed from midnight on Saturday, July 5.

They will open again during the late evening on Sunday, July 6, as soon as it is safe to do so.

There will be parking restrictions in force on other roads, particularly the A628 through Thurlstone, to keep them free from parked vehicles to allow the free flow of traffic to potential car parks.

There will be two main routes to car parks - one will utilise the route used for the Penistone Show for parking at the Show Ground and near to Midhopestones. The other main parking is around Flouch and this should be accessed via the A628.

People intending to make use of public transport on the day should be aware that the Penistone Line service will be increased from the normal two-hourly to a train every 45 minutes.

Spectators planning on taking their bike on the train should check with the service provider beforehand as capacity for bicycles in limited.

Bus services between Barnsley and Penistone will operate as normal but services will not continue beyond Penistone to Holmfirth, Dunford Bridge, Millhouse Green, Flouch or Crow Edge.

For a map of the route, click here.