On Wednesday 11 September, Wirral will host both the start and finish of stage five of Britain’s biggest professional cycle race, the OVO Energy Tour of Britain.
Stage five will begin and close in Birkenhead Park and the route will pass through our very own West Kirby!
This 174-kilometre stage will help celebrate the Wirral’s year as the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture, showcasing the area’s history, heritage and beautiful coastlines. Riders will leave Wirral via the historic Port Sunlight and race through Cheshire West and Chester, including passing the Airbus UK manufacturing facility at Broughton.
Riders will return to Wirral racing through Heswall, Caldy and Hoylake before passing through the Birkenhead Park finish line and taking in a loop through Seacombe, Wallasey and New Brighton.
So… if you’re around the local area to view the Tour of Britain, please do feel free to call in and see us! We’d love to have some new visitors to our beautiful home furnishings store here in West Kirby, Wirral.