Wilmslow gears up to welcome the Tour of Britain


Two years after passing through the centre of Alderley Edge, 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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