The Cheshire East town lies on the route of Stage Three of the Tour of Britain on Tuesday 6 September, with the day’s first intermediate Yodel Sprint coming on the main street after just over 9-kilometres of racing.

There’s lots planned for the town, with entertainment and activities commencing from 10:30 before the race arrives and continuing through to 12:30 once the world’s top riders have raced through.

With Alsager just off the M6 in Cheshire East, and the opportunity to catch the race on Stage Three in several locations thanks to the compact route, Alsager could be a great location to start your viewing on the 6 September.

""And to celebrate the Romazzino Restaurant in Alsager have even created a special pizza/pasta meal and a Tour of Britain cocktail, coloured orange like the decorated bikes appearing across Cheshire East to celebrate the Tour of Britain.

Town Crier John Parsons will get proceedings underway at 10:30 on the lawns outside the Alsager Civic Centre before the Alsager Community Choir perform several bicycle themed pieces, including Bicycle Race by Queen and a special version of The Rhythm of Life, with Tour of Britain inspired lyrics.

There will also be performances by Studio S Dancers and children from Town House Nursery to entertain the waiting crowds.

Inspired by hosting the first Yodel Sprint of Stage Three, Matrix Fitness will be supplying static exercise bikes for a community sprint challenge thanks to Butters John Bee Alsager.

Spectators will be invited to take part in a three-minute sprint challenge, with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd of a Family Day Out at Tatton Park, a locally sourced food hamper and a giant fluffy bumble bee.

There’s plenty more for spectators wanting to watch at the Yodel Sprint in Alsager, which is easy to combine with viewing at other locations on the Stage Three route.

St Mary’s Church will be serving refreshments on their church lawns (located on Crewe Road) and holding a treasure hunt, while there will be exhibition of Penny Farthing’s and other old bikes on display in the Town Square outside Asda, and street artist David Jewkes will be painting the town orange to celebrate the race.

""Look out for balloon artists and circus performers too, and once the race has passed at approximately 11:30 you can pop into Romazzino Restaurant with their special menu including some cycling inspired recipes like Linguine alla Elia Viviani, Pizza Team Froomaggio, Mark Pastadish and Risotto alla Wiggins.

If you don’t fancy the special ‘Tour of Alsager’ alcoholic orange cocktail there’s also a Maglia Giallo, yellow jersey, non-alcoholic cocktail.

Before the day Alsager will be decorated with plenty of bicycles too, the Radway Group Knitter and Knatter Club are yarn bombing six bikes, while St Mary’s Church has builth a 6-foot wood bike to display.

Look out for the giant orange scarecrow ELFies (standing for Ethical Local Fairtrade) from the Alsager Fairtrade Steering Group and the orange bicycle sculpture from the Town House Nursery on Lawton Road and another outside the Two Doors Studio on Crewe Road.

As ever, if you see any of these decorations or any other great community activities supporting the Tour of Britain make sure you tweet them to @tourofbritain and use the hashtag #tob2016 or post them on our Facebook page here.