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2024 Tour of Britain Womens Cycle Race is coming to Bury today

For stage four, riders will depart from the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, the home of British Cycling. They will then take in some of the region’s challenging climbs before reaching the finish line in Leigh, where the race winner will be crowned.

The route through the Bury borough

The route  will be through Ramsbottom and will mirror that of previous years:  

  • Entry at the north via Edenfield.
  • On through Shuttleworth
  • Down into Ramsbottom
  • Passing by the East Lancs Railway
  • Along Bridge Street
  • Up The Rake
  • On and down through Holcombe
  • Along to Hawkshaw
  • Exiting via Edgworth

The Rake in Ramsbottom will once again be host to one of the region’s demanding climbs for the Queen of the Mountain challenge.

More information about the Stage 4 route is available at the British Cycling website. 

 

Travel, viewing points and watching safely, plus where to watch live coverage

Spectators are encouraged to make use of public transport or active travel where possible.

Spectators are encouraged to come out and line the route to cheer on the cyclists as they make their way through the borough. The event can be watched from a safe place anywhere along the route, but key viewing points include:

  • Along Whalley Road, Ramsbottom
  • Ramsbottom town centre
  • Rawson's Rake, Holcombe Village
  • Junction at Pot Green/Hare and Hounds Public House
  • Hawkshaw Village

Temporary road closures and parking restrictions

To accommodate the Tour, some specific short-term road closures and parking restrictions will be required, along with rolling road closures as the cyclists make their way through.

Properties close to, or directly on the route, will receive a letter detailing these in full.

About the temporary road closures

All road closures will be short-term so there will be no traffic diversions. Most road closures will be rolling road closures apart from at Carr Street, Tanners Street and Rawson's Rake where there will be a full short-term closure to allow for the Queen of the Mountain Challenge.

Each rolling road closure will start approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the arrival of the Tour and is expected to last for approximately 10-15 minutes.

The full closure at Carr Street, Tanners Street, Rawson's Rake and The Rake will be in place from 11.30am until approximately 1.30pm.

About the temporary parking restrictions

Temporary parking restrictions will be in place from 10am until 4pm along the full length of the route through the Bury borough. It is essential that these roads are kept clear of vehicles between these times. Vehicles found parked in a restricted area may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice.

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