Giro d'Italia 9-11 May : Advice for Clients


All our Hospitals and Clinics will be operating as normal over the period of the Giro d’Italia, however, traffic in central Belfast on Friday morning 9 May 2014, and later in the evening may be subject to delays with diversions in place (see attached map). We would therefore advise anyone attending any of our Hospital or Community facilities to allow time for travelling especially on Friday 9 May 2014.

The Trust is advising patients who have appointments on the morning of Friday 9 May 2014 to allow plenty of time for their journey.

Key Events

Friday 9th May 2014

Stage 1 -Team Practice and Time Trial
Roads will be fully closed 09:30-12:30pm. Diversions will be in place and roads will reopen at 12.30pm
Stage 1 – Team Time Trial
Roads will be fully closed 16:00 - 20:30pm. Diversions will be in place and roads will reopen at 20.30pm 
Download maps and details of road closures 

Saturday 10th May

Stage 2 -11:30 start
Race group assembles in Titanic and then cycles to the Antrim Road Official Start and then race up to North Coast, back to Belfast via coast road (see attached map).
17:30- Race ends in Belfast City Hall.

We recommend that clients listen in to local media for local traffic updates.

More Information

For more information staff are advised to keep up to date at: 
• Translink at  (028) 9066 6630 
• Belfast Welcome Centre on (028) 9024 6609
• Police Service of Northern Ireland can be contacted on Non Emergency Number - 101

More information on health and social care services during the Giro d’talia is available at:

For information on any public health issues, visit the Public Health Agency website at