Tour of Britain visits Knutsford twice, join the Knutsford Cyclefest event as the bikes head to Tatton Park

Tuesday 6th September 2016 Event Knutsford Tatton

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Photo credit J Farber WA16 PR


Cheshire East Council have come up trumps for local residents this year bringing the The Tour of Britain to Cheshire, more than ever the enthusiasm for this gruelling sport is electric, buoyed up by the success of our cyclists at Rio2016 we’re sure to enjoy a fantastic day here in Knutsford as these elite sports folk pass through.

Leaving Congleton at 11am the race first heads off to Crewe, Middlewich and Holmes Chapel, first arriving in Knutsford town centre heading along the King Edward Road and turning right at the roundabout by OKA and McLaren into Canute Place around 12.30 before heading into Tatton Park. The race leaves the park for Mobberley, Alderley Edge and Prestbury before the climb up into the Peaks starts via Rainow and the infamous Cat and Fiddle, then along to Chelford, heading back into Knutsford along the same route just before 3pm.

Knutsford provides the ideal location for a FANTASTIC family day out, not one but three opportunities to have a great time:

  • Popup CycleFestKnutsford event on the Heath
  • Vibrant atmosphere and a bike competition in the lovely Knutsford town centre
  • Watch the finish line in Knutsford’s Tatton Park

All day parking is available on The Heath (WA16 0ND) for £5 from 6am (yes, avid fans will arrive early for a prime position) and is ideally located for an easy five-minute walk to the CycleFestKnutsford event, into Knutsford town centre and also to Tatton Park, Knutsford, entrance all on the level.

CycleFestKnutsford, jointly run by TEM Events, Event Buddha and Knutsford Town Council, is a fabulous family festival event on the Heath with entertainment on stage provided by Silk FM, a large screen broadcasting the race, local bike shop ‘Bikes n Gears’ providing a bike first aid stand and the well-loved Makers Market bringing their usual array of quality market stalls, plus big bike brands showcasing all things ‘cycling’; there will be plenty to do in between the cycle past of the Tour of Britain.

Knutsford Town Centre is decorated with colourful orange bikes and themed windows, local shops have organised a prize winning competition, forms available from local retailers.

Tatton Park is easily accessed from the main gates by Knutsford town centre too and pedestrians can stroll in to see the cyclists whizz up the main drive, first time around 12.45 before they head off out into the Peak District and then again as they return into the park to the finish around 3.15pm.

Please note though as Richard Milkins, Visitor Economy Development Manager for Cheshire East Council, says,  “The CycleFestKnutsford will do a great job of extending the Tour of Britain to visitors who will enjoy coming to Knutsford for a fun day out for all the family.  However, it is important to mention that anyone wishing to watch the end of the actual race will need to ensure they are in Tatton Park.”

A recent addition to the TEM Group is Tatton Stays which includes a farmhouse short let in Ashley, near Hale.  Should you be hosting visitors from outside of the area then you may like to consider looking at the AirBnB self catering short let accommodation located right on the event route search under “airbnb stock farm ashley cheshire” to find the details or enter

All enquiries relating to the CycleFestKnutsford Event should be addressed to Heather Clawson of TEM Events on 01565 654107 or


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