RESIDENTS of Mobberley, Ashley and Wilmslow will be able to watch top cyclists on their doorsteps tomorrow (Saturday).

Britain's biggest professional cycle race will return to Greater Manchester for the first time in 15 years tomorrow as all 10 of the city’s boroughs feature in the final stage.

The final day of racing in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain will see the peloton taking on a 165-kilometre route starting in Altrincham at 11am.

Far from being a ceremonial end to the tour, stage eight includes almost 2,000 metres of climbing, including the famous climb of the Rake at Ramsbottom, before finishing on the iconic Deansgate in Manchester city centre.

Knutsford Guardian:

The route through Ashley, Mobberley and Wilmslow - the cyclists will be travelling at a base speed of 42kmh, and are expected in Mobberley Road at 11.30am

This year’s finale will be the first stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain to finish in Manchester, home of British Cycling, since the opening leg of the first modern tour in 2004.

The OVO Energy Tour of Britain is free to watch for all spectators.

Road closures come into force in Altrincham town centre from early morning tomorrow.

Rolling road closures will be in place for most of the route through Altrincham, Hale and Trafford Borough and out into Cheshire East to Ashley, with temporary parking restrictions in operation to prevent obstructive parking along the event route.

Advanced warning signs will be in place along the route promoting the restrictions.

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