Tour of Britain

OVO Energy Tour of Britain – Saturday 14 September 2019

The OVO Energy Cycling Tour of Britain will travel through Salford on Saturday 14 September.

Britain’s biggest professional cycle race returns to Greater Manchester for the first time in 15 years and stage eight of the race starts in Altrincham. The cyclists will travel along a 165-kilometre leg and lung busting route through all ten of Greater Manchester’s boroughs before finishing on Deansgate in Manchester city centre.

Where will the tour go through Salford?

The race enters Salford at Mort Lane and then Peel Lane before making its way down the A6 on Manchester Road, Chorley Road and Broad Street. 

Just before The Crescent the riders will use the slip road to travel down Albion Way and then turn left at Liverpool Street.

The race then turns right on to Oldfield Road and makes a left on to Regent Road where the riders will enter Manchester for the final stretch of the stage, and complete the Tour of Britain.

See an interactive map on the Tour of Britain website.

Where can I watch the race in Salford?

You can watch the Tour of Britain anywhere along the route but we recommend the following locations.

Salford’s Big Day Out

Saturday 14 September, 11am to 4pm.
Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 5AW.
Free entry and free parking.

We’ve got the perfect viewing point to watch the OVO Energy Cycling Tour of Britain riders zoom past in the afternoon! However, join us from 11am and enjoy a magical day out on the lawns filled with family fun, delicious food, entertainment, live music and lots more including a Dr Bike marquee who will diagnose any faults and undertake minor repairs to your bicycle. This year’s Big Day Out promises to be bigger and better than ever before. So come on down and enjoy the day before cheering the riders on!

Find out more about Salford's Big Day Out.

Farmers Arms Fan Zone at Victoria Park

Saturday 14 September, 1.30pm to 4.30pm (weather permitting).
Victoria Park, Manchester Road, Swinton, M27 5TP.
Free event.

Join a free event at The Farmers Arms to watch the OVO Energy Cycling Tour of Britain. Food and drink will be on sale while a DJ entertains the crowds before the riders whizz past.

Fan Zone at Wardley Park

Saturday 14 September, 1pm to 4pm.
Wardley Park, Manchester Road, Wardley, M27 9RA

Join the Wardley Gardeners and residents group at Wardley Park to watch the riders taking part in the OVO Energy Cycling Tour of Britain. Music will be provided by the residents group and there will be a best dressed bike competition for all ages with special categories for under 5s and under 12s.

Where can I find out more about the OVO Energy Tour of Britain and timings when the riders are expected in Salford? 

See the Tour of Britain official website.

Where can I find out about more things to do and places to stay in Salford?

See the Visit Salford website.

I live on the A6, where can I park my car so it is out of the riders way?

There will be free parking all day at the Salford Civic Centre car park, off Partington Lane (M27 5AW), where Salford’s Big Day Out is also taking place. This will be the perfect viewing point to watch the Tour of Britain riders zoom past in the afternoon!

There is also free parking at Blackleach Country Park, John Street, Walkden, M28 3TD.

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