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Published on : September 13, 2019 16:52

Premier Cycling Race, The Tour of Britain, will be making its way through Greater Manchester this weekend

The Tour of Britain is coming to Greater Manchester this Saturday as cyclists complete the eighth and final part of the race.

The OVO Energy Tour of Britain began in Glasgow on the 7th of September, bringing together some of the world’s top teams and riders across a 1,250-kilometre route.

Tomorrow, the 165-km route is set to start in Altrincham and will finish on Deansgate in Manchester city centre approximately four hours later.

Riders will make their way through many parts of Stockport and Tameside as cyclists fight to make it to the finish line.

It’s pretty exciting to have one of Britain most prestigious cycling events on our doorstep, so make sure you don’t miss out on all the action!

Here’s everything you need to know about the Greater Manchester stage as it passes through Stockport and Tameside.

What time does the tour arrive in Stockport?

You can expect to see riders arriving in Woodford at around 11.35am, Bramhall at 11.45am and Hazel Grove just before 11.50am.

Then cyclists will arrive in High Lane at 11.55am and Marple at around midday.

What time does the tour arrive in Tameside?

After the race has made its way through Stockport, cyclists will make their way to Tameside.

It will then travel through Tameside between 11.50am and 12.20pm before heading into Oldham between 12pm and 12.45pm.

Cyclists are due to reach the Queen’s Trees at Werneth Low Road at around 12.10pm, Stalybridge at 12.20pm, Millbrook Village at 12.28pm and leave Tameside via Greenfield at 12.35pm.

For more information on the schedule please click here for the timetable.

What does the route look like?

Will roads be closed?

Roads on and around the race route will be closed for a short period.

They’ll be closed for as long as it takes for the race to pass by, usually 15-20 minutes before the lead riders arrive, which will be indicated by police escort vehicles.

Roadside parking along the route will be suspended from 8 am on Saturday. However, as soon as the race has passed through the area, roadside parking will be reinstated.

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