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OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Saturday, 14 September 2019
Time: 10 AM - 2 PM
Riders at the start line.
Venue: Rochdale Town Hall Square
Address: ​The Esplanade, Rochdale
Postcode: OL16 1AB
Price: FREE
Suitable for: Families, Adults, Teenagers, Children, Business
Facilities: Parking, Wheelchair accessible, Refreshments, Toilets
Event organised by: Rochdale Borough Council

The peloton passing by at a previous tour.

Note: this event has now finished, but you can see what happened on the day below.

British Cycling's premier road cycling event visits Rochdale during stage 8 and will arrive in the borough at approximately 12.45pm.

6 British UCI Continental teams will be battling for 4 places in the tour through a qualification process. Follow the team qualification process.


The route through Rochdale will be: Broad Lane, Oldham Road, Central Park, Wood Street, Molesworth Street, John Street, Newgate, The Esplanade, Dane Street, Mellor Street and Edenfield Road.

Where to watch the race

The peloton passing by at a previous tour. Spectators are encourage to come out and line the route to cheer on the peloton as it makes its way through the borough. Bring your flags and homemade banners down to cheer on the riders as they pass by.

For a great view of the race and perfect photo opportunities, come and soak up the race day atmosphere and cheer the riders on outside Rochdale Town Hall, or head over to Norden village to see them start the climb up Edenfield Road.

Norden. Come and cheer the riders on at Rochdale Town Hall, 10am-2pm.

Norden Village is also right at the heart of the action. Head for the bus terminus area, which will be the main viewing point for the village.

Find out more about watching the race in Norden

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