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Your chance to see Olympic gold medal ace Bradley Wiggins as Tour of Britain comes to Macclesfield

Olympic hero and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins is coming to Macclesfield.

Olympic hero and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins is coming to Macclesfield.

The champion cyclist will be pedalling through the south of the town on September 10 as part of the Tour of Britain.

Residents will be able to cheer on Wiggins and fellow Team GB cyclist Mark Cavendish as they pass through Gawsworth, Bosley, Siddington and Chelford.

The race, which involves 100 riders, will then pass through Knutsford and on to Warrington.

Coun Rachel Bailey, cabinet member for communities, urged residents to line the streets and show their support to Britain’s Olympic heroes.

She said: "To have sporting stars such as Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish racing through Cheshire East so soon after the Olympics is excellent news and I am sure that people will come out and show their support."

The Tour of Britain is a week-long event covering 181km miles. Stage two starts in Nottingham at 10am and reaches Warslow in the Peak District at 11.40am.

The route travels west along the A54 near Wincle towards to Bosley. It then heads north on the A523 (London Road) and veers west along Woodend House Road at Oakgrove towards Gawsworth, arriving at about 12.20pm. The race then heads along Dark Lane and Pexhill Road to Siddington.

Your last chance to see the race is via Congleton Lane towards Chelford, where legendary cyclist Reg Harris is buried.

There will be a sprint stage past the Edgerton Arms pub at 12.30pm before riders make their way to Knutsford.

The race finishes at Knowsley Safari Park at about 2.15pm.

Coun Bailey added: "Hopefully, our current generation of children and young people will be inspired by our current crop of top cyclists and get on their bike."

For more information go to www.tourofbritain.com .

 

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