Tour of Britain 2016 stage three - Peak District road closures

Stage three of the Tour of Britain will pass through the Peak District.
Stage three of the Tour of Britain will pass through the Peak District.

Peak District drivers are warned to expect delays as The Tour of Britain enters the area on Tuesday.

Rolling road closures will be in force during the Cheshire stage three of the cycle race, which will twice enter the Peak District National Park.

Team GB Olympic medallists Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Owain Doull will be among the world’s top riders taking part.

The stage begins with the riders heading out from the market town of Congleton, before the peloton makes its way west, passing through Crewe and Nantwich, and then looping back on themselves towards Sandbach.

From there it is a weaving route north up towards the first passage of the finish line, which will be located in the heart of Tatton Park.

After passing the line, the riders will start a large loop which sees them passing through Alderley Edge, Prestbury and Bollington, before entering the Peak District at Pott Shrigley.

From here they will follow Bakestonedale Road and then join the B5470 Macclesfield Road near Kettleshulme for the fast decent into Macclesfield.

The riders exit the town along the A537, entering the Peak District for a second time as they climb the Cat & Fiddle.

At the summit, the riders will turn back on themselves along the A54 for the fast descent towards the Bosley crossroads, before racing back through Knutsford towards the finish in Tatton Park.

Estimated rolling road closure timings

Bollington: 1.18pm-1.58pm

Pott Shrigley: 1.24pm-2.04pm

Pott Shrigley, Bakestonedale Road: 1.25pm-2.05pm

Brickworks, Bakestonedale Road: 1.29pm-2.09pm

B5470 Macclesfield Road: 1.30pm-2.10pm

Rainow: 1.33pm-2.13pm

Higher Hurdsfield: 1.36pm-2.16pm

A537 Cat and Fiddle: 1.39pm-2.35pm

A54: 1.58pm-2.48pm

For more information on stage three, route maps and timings, visit www.cheshiretourofbritain.co.uk or www.tourofbritain.co.uk.