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OVO Energy Tour of Britain spectator guide – Birkenhead

Birkenhead Tour of Britain

Attending the OVO Energy Tour of Britain stage start and finish in Birkenhead Park on Wednesday 11 September? Plan your day with our handy spectator guide.

Attending the OVO Energy Tour of Britain stage start and finish in Birkenhead Park on Wednesday 11 September? Plan your day with our handy spectator guide.

Britain’s biggest and most prestigious cycle race heads to Wirral on day five of the 2019 event. Please consider the following information when planning your journey ahead of race day.

Click here to download this guide as a PDF.

Accessibility

RAIL: Birkenhead Park station is less than a 10-minute walk away from the start/finish. Birkenhead Park is served by Merseyrail services which run from Liverpool stations and Chester (change at Hamilton Square for non-direct services).

Plan your journey at Merseyrail

BUS: Birkenhead Park is well served by bus services, with stops around the park all within walking distance of the start/finish line

Plan your journey with the Arriva Bus App | Buy your bus ticket in advance with the Arriva M-Ticket App | Visit the Merseytravel Journey Planner

ROAD: Birkenhead Park is easily accessible via the M53 motorway, Mersey Tunnels and A552 Woodchurch Road.

CAR PARKING: Parking in and around Birkenhead Park will be limited and we encourage the use of public transport wherever possible. There will be a limited number of spaces available within the Upper Park area – access from the park entrance near Birkenhead Park Football Club – located off Park Road North (opposite Mallaby Street).

An area will be reserved for blue badge holders – please be aware that this will be limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. There will be parking restrictions in place at the start and finish of the race and in the nearby vicinity of Birkenhead Park.

Road closures

Road closures come into force in Birkenhead Park from early morning on Wednesday 11 September.

Rolling road closures will be in place for most of the route, 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.

Tour Village

Don’t forget to visit the Tour Village in Birkenhead Park, offering fans a big screen showing full live coverage of the stage, plus exhibits from race partners.

Local amenities

Wirral is Borough of Culture for the Liverpool City Region, and the spectacular setting for an exciting programme of major cultural and sporting events throughout 2019.

Wirral is a place made for fun, leisure and adventure. With 26 miles of coastline and beaches, world-famous parks and sophisticated restaurants, cafes and bars, Wirral is without rival. Cycling fans can explore the peninsula’s stunning scenery with picturesque walking and cycling routes and take time out in Birkenhead Park – founded as the world’s first public park in 1847 and the inspiration for New York’s Central Park.

visitwirral.com

Downloads and links

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

 

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