Congleton Welcomes Tour of Britain 2016

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).

Children’s ride:
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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