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Cheshire east is set to host part of the tour of Britain

Cheshire east is set to host part of the tour of Britain in September.

Stage five will get underway from Alderley Park at 11:30am from outside Glasshouse, a haven for innovative, hi-tech companies, offering a range of contemporary office space, taking in a route through the grounds.

The route will pass famous Cheshire landmarks such as the 18th Century neoclassical Capesthorne Hall, Jodrell Bank – home to the iconic Grade I listed Lovell Telescope – and through the towns of Holmes Chapel and Congleton, the latter of which hosts the first intermediate sprint.

A trio of ŠKODA King of the Mountains climbs follow skirting below the famous skyline of Bosley Cloud and into the Cheshire Peak District, with the main climb at Bottom-of-the-Oven, a 1.7km ascent (with an average gradient of 6.9%) to just shy of the famous Cat and Fiddle.

Macclesfied, Rainow, and Adlington will all welcome the race before a second intermediate sprint at Wilmslow. The route then heads through the town of Alderley Edge and the climb of the same name and on through Chelford, Knutsford and High Legh before entering Warrington via Appleton

Warrington Borough Council and Tour organisers SweetSpot announced in March 2020 an agreement to host the race for the first time, one that will allow residents and visitors to enjoy the excitement of a stage finish in September. The winner will be crowned in front of the Grade II Listed Golden Gates, which have stood proudly outside Bank Hall since 1895.

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