Prom to be closed for Illuminations preview

Ride the Lights along Blackpool promenade
Ride the Lights along Blackpool promenade

The Promenade will be closed to traffic tonight for the annual Ride the Lights event.

The road will be shut from 6 to 10.30pm from the junction with Squires Gate Lane, in South Shore, to Red Bank Road, in Bispham.

Pennystone Road and Beaufort Avenue from Pennystone Road to red Bank Road will also be closed.

Traffic will be diverted along Fleetwood Road, Devonshire Road, Whitegate Drive, Waterloo Road and St Annes Road to Squires Gate Lane.

Ride the Lights is an event that takes place each year allowing people to get a sneak peak at the Illuminations as they cycle along the Promenade.