An exciting month with the Tour of Britain 2016 kicking off stage 3 in Congleton, and lots of local events to encourage people to pedal.
Sat 3rd Sep: 11.00am to 2.30pm. Astbury Mere Country Park visitor centre. Fun Cycle Run. Pick up a Congleton network map and pedal a mile into the town centre. Collect a Find a Jersey competition booklet at the Tour of Britain stand in the pedestrian area.
Sun 4th Sep: 7.30am for 8.00-9.00am start. Cheshire Tour of Britain Sportive covering 86 miles of the stage 3 Cheshire route.
Tues 6th Sep: 11am. Tour of Britain 2016 Stage 3 starts in Congleton. Come to the town centre from 8am onwards for events, breakfast (many cafes will open early) and the buzz. For those cycling in locally or from a nearby railway station (Congleton, Kidsgrove, Macclesfield, Holmes Chapel, there are cycle parks for you. There are trains to Congleton from stations north and south – see Manchester-Stoke timetable, East Midland’s Stoke-Kidsgrove-Crewe service and London Midland’s Stoke-Kidsgrove-Crewe service. (NB no lifts at Kidsgrove – you have to carry your bike over the footbridge).
250 or so Black Firs Primary School children with some parents and teachers will ride along the route following the peloton’s entourage up to the fire station.
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