North West England will play host to stage five of the 2021 Tour of Britain, a day of racing that begins at the world-leading biotech campus Alderley Park and culminates in Warrington for a finish outside the town’s famous Golden Gates. Both start and finish locations are new to the race.

Departing from outside Alderley Park’s Glasshouse, riders will take in a route through the grounds before arriving at kilometre zero. While the route through Cheshire includes three ŠKODA King of the Mountains climbs – located at Blacky Bank, Bottom-of-the-Oven and Bakestonedale Road – stage five could see the first traditional sprint finish of the 2021 Tour.

Warrington Borough Council and Tour organisers SweetSpot announced in March 2020 an agreement to host the race for the first time, one that will allow residents and visitors to enjoy the excitement of a stage finish in September. The winner will be crowned in front of the Grade II Listed Golden Gates, which have stood proudly outside Bank Hall since 1895.

Spectators attending the stage start at Alderley Park by car must pre-book parking. Click here to register for a free parking ticket. Spectators with any mobility or disability requirements for this event should email