Changes have been made to the running of the Mornington Peninsula leg of this year’s Jayco Herald Sun cycling tour. Entrants scheduled to race a circuitous route from Cape Schanck to Arthurs Seat last week faced an unexpected barrier when businesses complained about roads being closed.
It is the second time this month that Mornington Peninsula Shire has come under fire for backing events that require roads to be closed. With less than a fortnight to go before the event, organisers of the Herald Sun tour last Wednesday readily agreed to reduce the time roads would be closed.
However, a shire permit for the Suffefest Triathlon at Mt Martha in March is yet to be determined. Both events could have come under earlier scrutiny if the shire had earlier received a draft events policy open for public comment until later this week, Friday 1 February.
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