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Altrincham Tour of Britain

Coming to Altrincham for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain stage start on Saturday 14 September?

Coming to Altrincham for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain stage start on Saturday 14 September?

Britain’s biggest and most prestigious cycle race comes to Greater Manchester on the final day of the 2019 race, with Altrincham hosting the start of a day that will see the world’s best riders pass through all 10 boroughs in the metropolitan county. Please consider the following information when planning your journey ahead of race day.

Click here to download this guide as a PDF.

*** Don’t miss the extensive activities taking place in Altrincham prior to race day – click here for more information. ***


RAIL: Altrincham railway station and transport interchange is a short walk from the start in the town centre.  Altrincham is served by Northern Rail with regular direct services to Chester and Manchester Piccadilly on the Mid Cheshire Line.

Plan your journey at Northern Rail

Visit Mid Cheshire Line website for detailed timetables here

TRAM: The stage starts close to the transport interchange in Altrincham (zone 4), with regular trams into Manchester city centre throughout the day for anybody planning to watch the stage finish on Deansgate (zone 1).

Plan your tram journey here

BUS: Altrincham is well served by a number of bus routes connecting across the Greater Manchester and Cheshire area with the transport interchange a short walk from the start.

Plan your journey here

ROAD: Altrincham is just off the A56 with easy connections to the M56, M60 and M6 motorways.

More information on car parking in Altrincham town centre is available here.

Road closures

Road closures come into force in Altrincham town centre from early morning on Saturday 14 September.

Rolling road closures will be in place for most of the route through Altrincham, Hale and Trafford Borough and out into Cheshire East to Ashley, with temporary parking restrictions in operation to prevent obstructive parking along the event route. Advanced warning signs will be in place along the route promoting the restrictions.

Explore Transport for Greater Manchester’s interactive travel guide here.

Local amenities

The epitome of a modern day market town, Altrincham was voted England’s Best High Street in 2018 and has a growing reputation for its food and drink offering.


Downloads and links

Click here to visit the stage eight hub | Click here to download this guide as a PDF.


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