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Thursday 25 August 2016

Cheshire East gears up for the Tour of Britain


Spectators are being urged to arrive in plenty of time to watch the Cheshire leg of the Tour of Britain – with rolling road closures in place across Cheshire East throughout the day.

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

To minimise disruption across the Borough, all roads on the route will be closed using a rolling roadblock for around 40 minutes, both 20 minutes before and after the cyclists are expected to pass through each town.

The roadblocks will be managed by police motorcycle escorts and spectators are warned to arrive in plenty of time to avoid the closures. Please note that the arrival times of cyclists across the route are only estimates.

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.

While the closures are in place, pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, as will vehicle access for emergency services and residents.

Councillor David Brown, Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “I urge all residents and spectators to view the Cheshire Tour of Britain website for details of where and when the road closures will be in place, so that you can plan your journeys in advance.

“We know that many people will be travelling from outside the Borough to watch the race and so I urge them to also take note of the closures and allow extra time for their journeys.

“The Council has worked hard to minimise disruption for its residents while the race takes place and I hope that as many people as possible will be watching this exciting event as it makes its way across the Borough.”

For more details about Stage Three of the Tour of Britain, including an interactive map detailing the route and estimated arrival times, plus information about events going on in your local area, visit:

More information about the road closures can also be found at:

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