A BUSY weekend is anticipated with three large events being held.

There are fears of disruption on the road caused by the London to Brighton Bike Ride and a charity run while Albion also have a home game.

Brighton and Hove City Council say a “busy” weekend is expected in the city while cyclists have already been warned of disruption on the trains this weekend.

David Elsey, from Shoreham, said the coinciding events and subsequent closure of Coldean Lane will cause “traffic chaos”.

“Has the council and police not realised this? At best it’ll be traffic chaos - at worst, dangerous,” he said.

“This is highly disruptive for the elderly population who live in Coldean, especially during a pandemic, which limits access to the estate.

“Add to this the traffic resulting from a Premier League game and you have a perfect storm for traffic congestion, which will inevitably detrimentally impact blue light response times.”

The London to Brighton Bike Ride is due to take place on Sunday.

The first riders of the 55-mile ride will begin their journey south at 6.10am, with staggered start times until 10.20am.

While cyclists descend on the city, hundreds will travel to Stanmer Park for Cancer Research UK’s annual Pretty Muddy event. The 5k charity race is due to begin at 10am.

Later on, Brighton and Hove Albion will face Leicester City at the Amex at 2pm.

David, whose elderly parents live in Coldean, said Coldean Lane is a “main arterial route”.

“My parents have received no information or communication,” he added. “At best this is incompetent planning by the authorities and agencies involved. At worst it presents an increased risk to residents.”

“I would hope that a comprehensive and holistic risk assessment has been undertaken and appropriate mitigations and plans put in place – but I suspect not.”

Coldean Lane is closed for the bike ride.

Train companies have put out information ahead of the London to Brighton Bike Ride.

Ahead of the London to Brighton Bike Ride, cyclists have been warned of disruptions on the train lines.

Southern Rail confirmed that bicycles will not be permitted on Southern or Thameslink trains from the start of service on Sunday until midday.

However, restrictions will remain in place between Gatwick Airport and Brighton for the duration of the day.

Passengers were also warned that those travelling with bikes on Saturday, September 18, and Monday, September 20, may face delays, as train services can only hold a certain number of bicycles.

Ahead of Albion’s match, supporters are able to park for free at two major train stations.

Football fans travelling to The Amex can park for free at both Brighton and Lewes stations on the production of their digital match tickets.

Car parks will be open from 11.30am to 6pm and spaces will be limited.

The offer is part of the club’s travel scheme, where supporters can use public transport by using their matchday ticket.

Brighton and Hove City Council say a “busy” weekend is expected in the city.

“As with all popular events, in the short-term this can mean some traffic diversions and other measures are put in place,” a council spokesman said.

“We make clear to event organisers our request that everything possible is done to minimise disruption, working with them and transport partners such as Highways England.

“In addition, as with other busy weekends we encourage people, where possible, to use the array of excellent public transport options available in the city, including our comprehensive bus network, trains and BTN BikeShare, as well as Brighton and Hove Albion’s park and ride.”