The Cheshire town of Knutsford is getting geared up for the Tour of Britain this September, with the town set to welcome Britain’s biggest professional cycle race twice during Stage Three in Cheshire East, including teaching local school children to ride a Penny Farthing.

Knutsford will welcome Stage Three twice, with the race passing through at around 1pm on Tuesday 6 September before passing through the Finish line in nearby Tatton Park.  The Tour is then estimated to return to the town at around 3.15pm within the final three kilometres of the race.

You can check out an interactive map of the route and timings by clicking here and find out more about the whole Cheshire East stage on their dedicated Tour of Britain Stage Three website.

""Cllr James Power of Knutsford Town Council has been promoting the Tour of Britain by taking part in a challenge from students at Egerton Primary to learn to ride a penny-farthing. Cllr Power who is the Chairman of the Tour of Britain Sub Committee confessed to being "terrified of heights", but was helped by cycle enthusiast Roger Turner.

Cllr Power said "The Tour of Britain is encouraging people to try something new and make full use and open spaces like The Heath, the Moor and Tatton Park. Knutsford Town Council has been working TEM Events and Event Buddha to create a pop festival that is free to enter and it will showcase what Knutsford has to offer."

Heather Clawson from TEM Events has said "The race will come through Knutsford twice and the Cycle Fest is a perfect way to promote community groups and businesses. We are very lucky to have such an iconic location to view the race. The Heath is going to come alive with a Makers Market including numerous independent cycling retailers, a big screen showing the race live, a SilkFM Stage, a children's village and a VIP area. We are also providing extra secure parking area for cyclists and at least 1,500 car parking spaces for visitors to the town."  

The Heath location will give spectators a prime view as riders make the right-hand turn off the A50 into Tatton Street on both passages of Knutsford town centre, while also being able to enjoy the Stage Three action LIVE on the big screen from 1pm.

For more information see www.knutsfordtob.co.uk and www.cyclefestknutsford.com

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