Just passable due to snow on Waldridge Road at Waldridge Country Park.
Police report that only 4x4 vehicles are able to pass this stretch of road heading towards Edmondsley.
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Sunderland lost 1-nil at home to Bournemouth and Hull's draw at Southampton meant the Black Cats drop into the Championship.
More public support is expected for the riders as they take on stage 2.
The Minstermen started the final day in the relegation zone, but could have escaped with a win.