OVO Energy Tour of Britain cycle race
Stage 8 Saturday 14 September 2019
Britain's biggest professional cycle race returns to Greater Manchester for the first time in 15 years on Saturday 14 September, as all 10 of the city's boroughs feature in Stage 8, the final phase of the cycle race.
The final day of racing will see the peloton (group of cyclists) taking on a 165-kilometre route starting in Altrincham. Far from being a ceremonial end to the tour, stage eight includes almost 2,000 metres of climbing, including the famous ascent of The Rake at Ramsbottom, before finishing at the iconic Deansgate in Manchester city centre.
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.
About the route through the Borough of Bury
The 2019 Tour of Britain cycle race will pass through Ramsbottom. Local information about viewing points, road closures and parking restrictions will be added to this web page during August. In the meantime, please visit the Tour of Britain website for Greater Manchester-wide information about Stage 8.