Tour of Britain - Wilmslow Intermediate Sprint

 

Thank you to all who attended Wilmslow's intermediate sprint of the Tour of Britain.

Please view the Photo Gallery for the afternoon in pictures.


Wilmslow Town Council is thrilled to be hosting an intermediate sprint of the Tour of Britain on Thursday 9th September 2021.

*It is currently expected that the Wilmslow Sprint will take place between 13:45 and 14:12*

The Tour of Britain is British Cycling’s biggest professional race, featuring Olympic, world and Tour de France champions, held annually across eight days in September.

So far, legendary sprinter Mark Cavendish - who has won more stages of the Tour of Britain than any other rider - has been confirmed, along with Olympic Road Race silver medalist and 6 time Tour de France stage winner Wout van Aert. The full list of Riders is available on the Tour of Britain website.

The Tour is free to watch and attracts a roadside audience of over 1.5 million spectators, but we hope you will join us for in person for the sprint through Wilmslow.

Live coverage of the race and highlights will be shown daily on ITV4, commentated by Journalist, television presenter and best-selling author Ned Boulting, in addition to featuring on local and worldwide news.

Wilmslow’s intermediate sprint will be part of Stage Five of the race, starting from Alderley Park at 11:30am, going through Macclesfield, Rainow and Adlington, before the intermediate sprint in Wilmslow that afternoon.

The race will enter Wilmslow travelling down Dean Row Road, turning left at the Bluebell lights then travelling down Manchester Road to Wilmslow Town Centre and turning right at the main lights by the Rex. The sprint continues along Water Lane, concluding prior to the junction with Hawthorn Street. Stage five will then continue towards Morley Green and beyond.

To mark the occasion, Wilmslow Town Council have organised entertainment at the main traffic lights by the Rex Cinema from 12.30pm. The service road running from Hoopers to Costa will be closed to maximise available space, and there will be BMX stunt performances, free commemorative flags and music.

Entertainment will run from approximately 12.30 – 2.30pm, with three 20-minute exhilarating and awe-inspiring performances by a professional BMX bike stunt expert. The highly skilled performer is a natural on land, on a ramp or in mid-air demonstrating a whole array of incredible tricks and stunts.

 

It is currently expected that the Wilmslow sprint will take place between 13:45 and 14:12, but Wilmslow Town Council will issue more information via FacebookTwitter and Instagram nearer to the event.

The original press release by Wilmslow Town Council can be found below.

Further information on the Tour of Britain can be obtained from the event’s official website at https://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-five/