Cheshire East gears up for the Tour of Britain

Cheshire East gears up for the Tour of Britain

Preparations are well underway to welcome Tour of Britain cyclists to Cheshire East for Stage Three of the prestigious event – with a whole host of activities planned for spectators to enjoy.

The largest free to attend sporting event begins in Glasgow on September 4 and concludes in London on September  11, with 10 of the Union Cycliste Internationale’s (UCI)  top level world tour teams among the 20 teams competing this year – including Tour de France winners, Team Sky.

Comprising eight stages in total, the race heads to Cheshire for Stage Three on Tuesday, September 6, and will see riders cycling just over 111 miles between Congleton and Tatton Park in Knutsford, setting off at 11am and finishing at around 3.30pm. It is the only stage that is being held completely within one county.

To minimise disruption across Cheshire East, all roads on the route will be closed using a rolling road block for around 40 minutes – both 20 minutes before and after the cyclists are expected to pass through each town. Spectators are urged to arrive in plenty of time to avoid the road closures.

Those thinking of attending the start of the race in Congleton need to be aware that Market Street, High Street/Lawton Street and one side of Mountbatten Way will be closed from 4.30am.

Across the Borough,  towns being visited by the route have been busy organising events and activities to give the Tour the welcome it deserves.

Events include:

 

 

 

Communications Officer: Rhiannon Hilton

Direct line: 01270 686587

Email: rhiannon.hilton@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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