Tour of Britain stage eight

Britain’s biggest professional cycle race will return to Greater Manchester for the first time in 15 years this September as all 10 of the city’s boroughs feature in the final stage on Saturday 14 September. 

The final day of racing will see the peloton taking on a 165-kilometre route that starting in Altrincham. Far from being a ceremonial end to the tour, stage eight includes almost 2,000 metres of climbing, including the famous climb of the Rake at Ramsbottom, before finishing on the iconic Deansgate in Manchester city centre. 

This year’s finale will be the first stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain to finish in Manchester, home of British Cycling, since the opening leg of the first modern tour in 2004. 

Please note that interactive maps will be available in the coming weeks, followed by road-by-road stage timetables in August. 


Host venue for the first time in modern race history


Host venue for the second time in modern race history

Tour of Britain stage eight