Greater Manchester hosts the Tour of Britain Grand Départ in 2023, 19 years on from being the starting point for the first edition of the modern incarnation of the race.

The opening day of this year’s race will start in Altrincham, adjacent to its thriving market that is home to independent street food vendors aplenty. King of the Mountains climbs come at the legendary Rake in Ramsbottom (a three-time host of the British Hill-Climb Championships) and Grains Bar.

Stage one will culminate on the world-famous Deansgate in the heart of Manchester city centre, the scene of a memorable victory from recently-crowned world champion Mathieu van der Poel that saw him clinch overall Tour of Britain glory four years ago.