THE OVO cycling race closed roads across Oxfordshire today.

After starting in Henley at 10.30am, the racers travelled through Wallingford, Didcot, Harwell and Wantage and crossed the Vale of White Horse to Faringdon.

They looped through the West Oxfordshire towns of Burford, Charlbury and finally Woodstock.

UPDATE: See all our pictures from the cycle race here

The finishing line was in the grounds of Blenheim Palace.

Some of the major road closures in South Oxfordshire included the A4074 and High Street in Wallingford, the A4130 at Hadden Hill, Didcot & Wallingford Road, Broadway in Didcot and Harwell High Street.

In the Vale of White Horse the race temporarily shut Wantage Market Place, the A417 all the way to Faringdon and part of the A420.

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Finally in West Oxfordshire, parts of the A4095, the B4020, the A361 and the A44 were also closed.

A ‘rolling road closure’ system started in Henley at 10am and then continued along the route, controlled by police and route marshals.

The last riders were expected to cross the finish line at Blenheim Palace at about 2.15pm.

Full list of road closures:

Market Place, Henley-on-Thames

Hart Street


New Street

A4130 Bell Street

Northfield End


B480 Lower Assendon to Patemore Lane

Greenfield Watlington

Hill Road


Couching Street

B480 Brook Street

B4009 Britwell Road

Britwell Hill

B481 Red Lane to Watlington Street


B481 through to Peppard Common

Gallowstree Road

Reades Lane (Horsepond Road) Sonning Common

A4074 Reading Road Reading

B4526 Deadmans Lane to Reading Road Goring

B4009 Wallingford Road Reading to Wallingford Road Mongewell

A4074 Port Way Wallingford

The Street Crowmarsh Gifford

High Street Wallingford

Station Road

Wantage Road

High Road Brightwell‐Cum‐Sotwell

A4130 Hadden Hill

Didcot & Wallingford Road

Broadway Didcot

Wantage Road

B4493 Didcot Road to Wantage Road

Burr Street

B4493 High St, Harwell

A417 Reading Road to Wallingford Street

Market Place Wantage

Mill Street

A417, Challow Road to Faringdon Road Stanford in the Vale

A417 Stanford Road Faringdon

Market Place

Church Street from Market Place to A4095


A417 Park Road to Gravel Walk


Gloucester Street from A417 to Market Place

B4020 Alvescot Road Bampton

B4020 Station Road

B4477 through Kencot

A361 Broughton Poggs to A361 Lechlade Road, A361

The Hill Burford and…

High Street (except off-road bays)

A361 Fulbrook Hill

A361 Shipton Road

B4437 to Charlbury


Forest Road and…

Dyers Hill from Mill Lane to…

Thames Street

Market Street

Church Street

Park Street

Grammar School Hill to B4022 Fawler Road…

to Woodstock (from approximately 2pm)

A44 Woodstock (Manor Road, Oxford Street, Oxford Road) to The Causeway, into Blenheim Palace