Tour of Britain set to race through Stockport's streets

Britain's leading professional cycle race will come to the borough on September 14 as part of the final stage of the 2019 event

Tour of Britain set to race through Stockport's streets

ONE of the world’s leading professional cycling events is set to come to Stockport later this year.

Beginning in Glasgow on September 7, the eight-day Tour of Britain race will see the world’s top teams and riders compete in a 1,250-kilometre route through the south of Scotland, England’s North East and North West and the Heart of England.

The finale on Saturday, September 14, will see the route wind its way through Stockport as part of the final Altrincham to Manchester stage.

As it enters Stockport, the route will take in Woodford, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, High Lane, Marple and Compstall.

As the riders leave the borough, the route will then take them through Tameside, Oldham, Rochdale, Bolton, Wigan, Salford before finishing the 165km stage in Deansgate, central Manchester.

ITV4 will screen live free-to-air coverage flag-to-flag of each stage in the UK, along with a nightly highlights programme of the best of the action.

To find out more about the event and to see a map of the route through Stockport, visit the Tour of Britain website.