Tour of Britain stage five

Wirral’s Birkenhead Park will host both the start and finish of stage five of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Wednesday 11 September.

The 174-kilometre (108-mile) stage will help celebrate Wirral’s year as the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture, showcasing the area’s history, heritage and beautiful coastlines.

Riders will pass through the historic Port Sunlight and into Cheshire West and Chester, notably passing the Airbus UK manufacturing facility at Broughton. The route will return to Wirral via Heswall, Caldy and Hoylake, before passing through the Birkenhead Park finish line and taking in a loop through Seacombe, Wallasey and New Brighton.

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

Birkenhead

Host venue for the first time in modern race history

Tour of Britain stage five