The Friends Life Tour of Britain – the UK's biggest professional cycle race will head through Cheshire West on Monday September 8th as the second stage of the race heads from Knowsley to Llandudno.
We should see 120 of the world's top cyclists racing through several of the borough's towns and villages – including Acton Bridge, Kingsley and Tarvin – on their way to Wales.
The 201-kilometre stage comes a day after the race has begun in Liverpool, with an eight lap race around the city centre. The second leg begins from Knowsley Safari Park, crossing the Mersey via the Silver Jubilee Bridge to Runcorn, and on into Cheshire West.
Councillor Stuart Parker, Cheshire West and Chester Council's Executive Member for Culture and Economy, said: "We are delighted to welcome the Friends Life Tour of Britain to Cheshire West"
"Our glorious countryside will provide a wonderful backdrop to this prestigious event and the global TV coverage offers us a fantastic opportunity to showcase our borough as a destination for cyclists"
"I am sure local residents will turn out in their thousands to line the route, cheer on the competitors and enjoy being part of what promises to be a truly thrilling spectacle"
The race is being shown on ITV4 on Monday 8th as follows:
1:00pm – 4:00pm, Stage two, Knowsley to Llandudno, Live on ITV4
8:00pm – 9:00pm, Highlights, ITV4
For us the race will pass by Tarvin at around 1130. They will get onto the A54 at the Ashton turn, passing Tarvin on their way down to the roundabout. They will take the 1st exit onto the A51 turning right into Cross Lanes in the direction of Stapleford.
Ed. No road closures indicated for this event!