Wilmslow gears up to welcome the Tour of Britain


Britain's biggest professional cycle race will return to Greater Manchester for the first time in 15 years this September as all 10 of the city's boroughs feature in the final stage

On Saturday 14 September, the world's top teams and riders will be racing along roads near you in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain.

The nation's biggest and most prestigious professional bike race, will be showcasing 120 of the world's best cyclists across eight challenging stages, and it is free to attend.

Racing through all 10 boroughs of Manchester, the final day of this stage will see the peloton taking on a 165-kilometre route starting in Altrincham town centre and finishing on Deansgate in Manchester city centre.

Along the way Stage Eight includes almost 2,000 metres of climbing, taking in some of the areas most popular climbs with cyclists, including Werneth Low and the Rake at Ramsbottom.

On Saturday, 14th September riders will set off from Market Street in Altrincham before heading through Ashley and Mobberley to arrive on the A538 Altrincham Road just before 11.30am.

They will then pass along the A538 Alderley Road, down Station Road and onto the A5102 Adlington Road before heading on to Stockport and Bramhall.

Click here to view the Stage 8 timetable.

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Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Nick Jones
Saturday 31st August 2019 at 9:58 pm
Brilliant Spectacle !!
Helen Hayes
Sunday 1st September 2019 at 9:46 am
Good luck to them all! As a Wilmslow resident and frequent visitor to Yorkshire (where the ride regularly passes through) I will say it’s great news for everyone.

All our pot holes will be fixed ahead of this ride!
Martin Theobald
Sunday 1st September 2019 at 4:02 pm
I wonder if Varden Bridge will have re-opened by then...
Jon Newell
Monday 2nd September 2019 at 4:48 pm
Two years ago we were lucky enough to be holidaying in the Dordogne, returning home two days before the Tour de France passed the gates of our camp site.
Motoring was an absolute pleasure. Every pot hole was filled and the entire route around us was as smooth as silk. Admittedly, the main junction in the local town was only finished with 48 hours to spare.
We can only hope.