THE world-renowned Tour of Britain cycling race is coming to Tameside.
The eight-day event (September 3-10) is widely regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious cycling races.
Elite cyclists, including World, Olympic and Tour de France stars will race through various Tameside towns and villages on Sunday, September 3 as part of the opening stage.
This will be the first time since 2019 the city region has been part of the route with Greater Manchester hosting stage one-or the “Grand Départ” of the UK’s biggest professional cycle race.
The event attracts a roadside audience of more than 1.5 million spectators across the country.
Riders are expected to enter Tameside at approximately 12:15pm passing through Gee Cross, Mottram Cutting, Huddersfield Road in Stalybridge and Mossley before entering Saddleworth.
While spectators are being encouraged to join in the action by watching for free from the roadside, ITV4 will continue to broadcast live flag-to-flag coverage of each stage, and nightly highlights show, allowing fans in the UK to watch wherever they are. The race will also be shown in over 150 countries worldwide.
The Correspondent approached Tameside Council for a comment about the event but have not received a reply
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