Tour of Britain in Salford
In the final leg of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, cyclers will be travelling through Salford. Here’s what you need to know.
Britain’s biggest professional cycle race reaches stage eight of its tour, taking its final journey between Altrincham and Manchester on Saturday 14th September 2019. Cyclists will be travelling along the 165 kilometre final leg of the journey which passes through Salford, so if you’re hoping to catch a glimpse and cheer the cyclists along for that final stretch, here’s where to catch the action, as well as details of road closures and special events.
Which Route Will the Tour of Britain Cycling Event be Taking?
The race will enter Salford at Mort Lane and Peel Lane in Little Hulton, before heading down the A6 on Manchester Rd through Walkden, and onto Chorley Rd, Swinton and Broad Street in Pendleton.
Just before The Crescent, riders will use the slip road travelling down Albion Way and turning left onto Liverpool Street. The race will then take a right onto Oldfield Rd and left onto Regent Rd before entering Manchester City Centre for the final stretch of the Tour of Britain. For more details of the route, see here.
Where is the Best Place to Watch the Tour of Britain?
If you fancy popping along to catch the action, there are a couple of special events running on the day that should make it extra special for families.
There will be a free event at the Farmers Arms at Victoria Park (Swinton) from 1.30pm-4.30pm where food and drink will be on sale and a DJ will be entertaining crowds as they wait for the cyclists to pass.
Free parking will be available at Salford’s Civic Centre, as part of Salford’s Big Day Out, which will also be taking place on the same day, with plenty of family fun to keep the kids entertained whilst you’re waiting. More information can be found here.
Road Closures in Salford for the Tour of Britain
There will be a rolling road closure due to the Tour of Britain, which is expected to affect the Salford leg between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on the 14th September. This will affect the following sections of highway:
– Mort Lane/Peel Lane/Armitage Avenue/ A6 Manchester Rd East/ A6 High Street/ A6 Manchester Rd/ A6 Chorley Rd/ A6 Manchester Rd/ A6 Broad Street
– A5063 Albion Way/ Liverpool Street/ A5066 Oldfield Rd/ A57 Regent Rd/ Trinity Way/ Water Street/ Liverpool Rd/ A56 Deansgate
Motorists are requested to find alternative routes during this period.
Where to Park for the Tour of Britain
If you want to catch the action, free parking is available at Blackleach Country Park and Salford Civic Centre Car Park. Salford Council are asking motorists to remove all vehicles parking along the A6 corridor between Cleggs Lane and Irlam o’th’ Height roundabout between 2pm and 4pm to ensure the safety of everybody.
Image credit: Taken from the Tour of Britain Facebook page