Road Closures 2009 Tunnock’s Tour of Mull

The 40th Tour of Mull Rally will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9/10/11th of October 2009. Below is a list of road closure times for your information. Under the terms of the Strathclyde Regional Council Confirmation Act 1990, the following roads will be closed for the 2009 Tunnock’s Tour of Mull Rally at these times:

Friday Night / Saturday Morning 9/10th October – Start Tobermory 20:00

Road / Stage Description Proposed Closure
Time
Earliest Opening
Tobermory Main Street, Back Brae, Argyll Terrace, Albert Street, Dervaig Road. 19:00 – 00:00 22:30
Glen Aros / Mishnish Lochs From Glen Aros Bridge to Dervaig. Glen Aros Junction at Dervaig through Dervaig to the Glengorm Cross Roads at Tobermory. 20:00 – 01:00 23:15
Calgary Bay Glen Aros Junction at Dervaig to the Hill Road Junction. Hill Road Junction to Torloisk via Calgary Bay. 20:50 – 01:50 00:05
Loch Tuath From Torloisk to Gruline X Roads. 21:10 – 02:10 00:30
Loch Scridain From the B8035 at Kinloch Junction to Balevulin. 23:00 – 04:00 02:30
Gribun / Scridain (Link) From Balevulin to 1 Mile South of Balmeanach. 23:05 – 04:05 02:35
Gribun From 1 Mile South of Balmeanach to Knock Farm. 23:10 – 04:10 02:45

Saturday Afternoon 10th October – Start Salen 12:00 

Road / Stage Description Proposed Closure
Time
Earliest Opening
Loch Tuath From Gruline X roads to Torloisk. 11:30 – 16:30 14:40
Hill Road From Torloisk to the Junction at Dervaig. 11:50 – 16:50 15:05
Calgary Bay Hill Road Junc at Dervaig via Calgary to Torloisk. 12:00 – 17:00 15:15
Mishnish Lochs Kilmore Terrace at Dervaig to Glengorm X roads. 12:35 – 17:35 16:00

 Saturday Night / Sunday Morning 10/11th October – Start Salen 21:00

Road / Stage Description Proposed Closure
Time
Earliest Opening
Loch Tuath / Calgary Bay From Gruline X roads to the Hill Road Junction at Dervaig via Torloisk & Calgary Bay. 20:10 – 01:10 23:30
Mishnish Lochs Kilmore Terrace at Dervaig to Glengorm X roads. 21:00 – 02:00 00:25
Loch Scridain From the B8035 at Kinloch Junction to Balevulin. 23:30 – 04:30 02:55
Gribun / Scridain (Link) From Balevulin to 1 Mile South of Balmeanach. 23:35 – 04:35 03:00
Gribun From 1 Mile South of Balmeanach to Knock Farm. 23:40 – 04:40 03:10
Hill Road / Dervaig / Glen Aros Torloisk to Aros Bridge (Salen) via Hill Road & Glen Aros. 00:05 – 05:05 03:50

Road Closures

At the time of closure the roads will be signposted and marshalled at both ends. Junctions along the road will be taped off and marshalled. Tracks and driveways will also be taped off. The stakes and tapes will be in position well before the closure time so that they can be tied across as close to closure time as possible. This is a legal requirement and we ask for your patience. They will be removed after the passage of the Rally.


Closed roads means closed in the legal sense. The road, including passing places and verges, is out of bounds to non-Rally vehicles (including bicycles), people and animals for the duration of the closure period. Thus, intending spectators should to be in their chosen places before the closure becomes effective and MUST remain there until the road is open again. Care is needed in selecting a viewpoint from which to watch the Rally. Standing on the outside of bends or directly in the line of oncoming cars is highly dangerous. Rally officials will direct spectators to safe areas and stages will not be started until it is safe to do so.


Immediately after the closure the first car through will be a car marked ‘ROAD CLOSING’. The SAFETY OFFICER will follow this. If the occupants of these two cars as well as the CHIEF MARSHAL, who will also pass through the Stage, are satisfied that the Stage is safe then the Rally will continue. The COURSE CAR will follow at speed and, shortly afterwards, the first competing car.

There will be a Stage Commander responsible for each Stage and he will have at his disposal Doctors, ambulances, rescue vehicles and radio operators covering both ends and, in most cases, intermediate points of the Stage. RAYNET will be providing radio coverage for the Rally, enabling any emergency to be swiftly dealt with. Rally emergency facilities are available, in addition to local services, for non-Rally incidents.

Once the Stage Commander is satisfied that all competing cars have cleared the Stage the road will be re-opened by the passage of the Opening Car which will carry an illuminated ‘ROAD OPENING’ sign on the roof. This may well be before the time specified on this sheet. Once the opening car has passed the road is legally open and normal traffic may be resumed.

We are always concerned with activities in the days leading up to the Rally. Competitors and visitors are encouraged to take in the delights of Mull and are required to drive cautiously and courteously at all times. Competing cars are banned from the road between 7.00 pm and 9.00 am on the days before the Rally. Practising at speed is strictly forbidden. Most competitors have been to Mull before and they will understand the point we are making, as will their service crew and supporters. Anyone falling foul of these rules will be excluded from the event. Rally patrols will operate to ensure compliance.

During the event Rally Control is situated at the Salen Hotel. Any emergency, Rally or otherwise, should be reported on 999 as usual.

This website has the latest news and information about the Rally and will carry results throughout the event.

We are proud to be promoting our 40th event. We would not have achieved this without the wholehearted co-operation and goodwill of the people of Mull. We are proud of the happy association we have with you. We give our sincere thanks to everyone on Mull. We hope we can bring back The Best Rally in the World in 2010.

Thank you for allowing us the use of your island and for making us welcome.

Any comments or questions should be addressed to the Rally Chairman:
Neil Molyneux, Walkers Castle, Hurst Green, CLITHEROE, BB7 9QJ
Tel: 01254 826865
e-mail: neilm@2300club.org

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