Preparing to welcome back The Tour of Britain

Published on: Thursday, 07-August-2014

Knowsley is preparing to welcome the Tour of Britain for the third consecutive year.

Over one hundred of the world’s top cyclists will be competing in this year’s race, with Knowsley hosting the stage two start on Monday, 8 September. The 197km race commences at Knowsley Safari and will travel through parts of the borough, including Prescot and Huyton town centres, before finishing in Llandudno.

The Tour of Britain is the UK’s biggest cycle race and once again, it will be televised live on ITV4 to a global audience.

The action starts at Knowsley Safari Park from 9am (last entry to Knowsley Safari is 9.45am) with a range of activities on offer, including opportunities to see the cyclists as they prepare for the race, as well as the popular cycling village. 

The race itself will commence at 10.15am with the cyclists departing Knowsley Safari and turning left along Prescot bypass, right onto St Helens Road, right onto High Street, left onto Church Street, through Market Place, onto Sewell Street, Cables Way, Carr Lane and left onto Huyton Lane. It will then travel along Archway Road, turning left onto Tarbock Road and right onto Whitefield Lane turning left at the end. Riders will then travel along Netherley Road, turn left onto Water Lane, continuing onto Alder Lane, turning right onto Cronton Road, travelling into Halton before continuing to Llandudno.

As part of its journey through the borough’s streets, local residents, schools, businesses and community groups are being invited to join in and welcome the national cycle race.

Further information can be found on the Discovery Knowsley website.