I realise that this would only be ironic if they were blocking the cycle-path with a road sign for a festival of cycling, rather than one of motoring. This said it seems contradictory for any council that continually promotes itself as being cycle-friendly to block the paths with anything at all.
This is one of Coventry's busiest roads - there were two to three blockages along the path which runs up the Kenilworth Road on either side of the busy A45. As these events take place in the nearby Memorial Park all the time I guess I'll just have to get used to it. Sadly that stretch of cycle path is very useful for inexperienced riders like myself.