Tour of Britain 2023: road closures across Greater Manchester as cycling race begins in region

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Road closures will be in place to ensure a safe completion of the Tour of Britain in Greater Manchester

The big events just keep on coming in Manchester, with cycling taking front and centre at the start of September. The Tour of Britain, an epic bike race, kicks off in Greater Manchester with a gruelling 101 mile stage. 

The start line is in the market town of Altrincham, and cyclists will make their way through Wigan, Rochdale and Ramsbottom. The finish line will be at Deansgate in Manchester City Centre. 

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To help keep spectators and cyclists safe, a series of road closures will be in place across the region. This will be a cross-authority operation with some roads being closed from late on Saturday September 2 ahead of race day which is September 3.  

To keep you in the loop, we’ve gathered the road closure details from each of the affected councils in Greater Manchester. This information is below and will be updated through the week. 

Trafford Council 

  • Regent Road: 5am-12.30pm

  • Greenwood Street, Shaw’s Road, Central Way: As per existing Market Day road closures (from 10:00)

  • Groby Road: 5am-12.30pm

  • Market Street (Regent Road Junction to High Street): 4am- 1pm

  • Market Street (High Street Junction to A56): 5am-1pm

  • High Street: 5am- 1.30pm

  • Kingsway: 11.35am-12pm

  • A56 (Old Market Place): 11.35am-12pm

  • Victoria Street: 11.35am-12pm

  • Stamford Street: 11.35am-12pm

  • Stamford New Road: 11.35am-12pm

  • Cross Street: 11.35am-12pm

  • The Causeway: 10am-1pm

Manchester City Council 

Team Ineos' British rider Tom Pidcock (C) leads the race during the fourth stage of the Tour of Britain 2022Team Ineos' British rider Tom Pidcock (C) leads the race during the fourth stage of the Tour of Britain 2022
Team Ineos' British rider Tom Pidcock (C) leads the race during the fourth stage of the Tour of Britain 2022

Roads closed from 5am to 9pm

  • Water Street - From New Elm Road to Liverpool Road

  • Liverpool Road - From Water Street to Deansgate

  • Deansgate - From Whitworth Street West to John Dalton Street

  • Little Quay Street - From Quay Street to Atkinson Street

  • Atkinson Street - From Deansgate to Little Quay Street

  • Quay Street - From Byrom to Deansgate

  • Peter Street - From Deansgate to Oxford Street

  • Bootle Street - From Deansgate to Jerusalem Place

  • Jerusalem Place - From Bootle Street to Peter Street

  • Lloyd Street - From Deansgate to Southmill Street

  • Great Bridgewater Street – From Watson Street to Deansgate

Closures for approximately 15 mins between 3.15pm and 4.15pm

  • Regent Road East Bound - From River Irwell to Trinity Way

  • Trinity Way - From Regent Road to Water Street

  • Water Street - From Trinity Way to New Elm Road

  • Watson Street - From Great Bridgwater to Peter Street

  • Watson Street

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