SIR Bradley Wiggins will be hitting the Runcorn Bridge as he races for Team Sky when the Tour of Britain comes through Halton next month.
On Monday, September 8, more than 100 of the world’s top cyclists will race Stage Two of the tour, which starts at Knowsley Safari Park and makes its way through Widnes and Runcorn before heading to the stage finish in Llandudno 201km later.
Halton Council leader Clr Rob Polhill, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Tour to Halton. It’s a fantastic opportunity, whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or not, to witness a major, world class event on the doorstep, so let’s get out there in great numbers and cheer the riders on.”
There will be a number of road closures throughout the day in the area.
Entering Halton from Knowsley on Cronton Road, the race travels along Birchfield Road, Kingsway, Moor Lane, Queensway, across the Silver Jubilee Bridge, along the Bridgewater Expressway to the Spur Road, Halton Link Road, West Lane, Southway, East Lane and Hallwood Link Road before leaving the borough on the Southern Expressway towards Northwich.
Allowing the race to pass through Halton without interference from non-race traffic, a ‘rolling road closure’ will be in place.
The roads will open again once the race has left the town.
Due to arrive in the borough at approximately 10.30am, there are plenty of good vantage points to cheer on the competitors. The race will leave around 11:10am
Revived in 2004, The Tour of Britain is now a cornerstone of the sporting year and this country’s main cycling event.
It is also the country’s largest free-to-watch sporting event.
Taking place from Sunday, September 7 to 14, the 2014 Tour of Britain starts in Liverpool and finishes in London.
More details regarding the route in Halton, including road closures and timings can be found at halton.gov.uk/tourofbritain or for a detailed description of Stage Two and all the details about The Tour visit tourofbritain.co.uk .