Tour of Britain – route revealed
7 August 2012
Excitement is mounting in Knowsley as the borough prepares to
welcome the UK’s biggest bike race next month.
Over a hundred of the world’s top cyclists will ride through the
borough with a spectacular Stage Two finish at Knowsley Safari Park
on Monday, 10 September.
This is the first time The Tour has been to Knowsley.
The 180.7 km race commences at Nottingham Castle, and will
travel through Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire before the
climax at Knowsley Safari Park where riders from teams such as Team
Sky, Liquigas – Cannondale and Endura Racing will battle it out for
The Tour is expected to arrive in the borough just after 2pm,
arriving at Pingwood Lane in Kirkby, then travelling through
Headbolt Lane, County Road, South Boundary Road and Coopers
Lane. It will then travel along Knowsley Lane, through
Knowsley Village and then into Huyton along Primrose Drive,
Liverpool Road, Bluebell Lane, Huyton Lane, and then making its
final journey to the finish along the A58 to Knowsley Safari Park
Download the route map
How to take part
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 Tour of Britain as it travels
through Knowsley for the Stage Two finish at Knowsley Safari
This is a fantastic opportunity for cycling enthusiasts to come
along and watch this free, televised world-class event. To
take part, please ensure you arrive at the Safari Park by 1 pm.
On the day, Knowsley Safari Park are offering free entry to
visitors and the last safari drive will take place at 12.30 pm.
Get on your bike in Knowsley!
Over two thirds of Knowsley is green space, providing a
fantastic backdrop for cyclists to explore.
Ranging in length and difficulty, there are routes to suit every
level of cycling experience and ability, each with its own special
attractions. You will discover exciting off road cycling, leisurely
afternoon rides and challenging long distance routes.
If reading about the Tour of Britain has inspired you to get on
your bike and explore Knowsley see more about cycling,
maps and routes.
Information for businesses during the tour.