Spectators line the streets in Northwich for Tour Series


The people of Northwich enjoyed fast-paced cycling action on Friday 12th May as the Tour Series, Britain’s leading team cycle race series, came to Northwich.

The event, which was organised in a partnership between the Northwich Business Improvement District, Northwich Town Council and Cheshire West and Chester Council, featured Women’s and Men’s races as well as fun activities throughout the town for the whole family.

Racing got under way at 5:30pm with the Women’s Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series however community elements had kicked off earlier in the day at 2pm, setting the tone for the fun and exciting events to follow.

Away from the cycling there were plenty of attractions for the whole family. Highlights included a T Rex and Triceratops on the High Street and a range of brilliant activities in Victoria Car Park.

Here you could find funfair rides, a Ferris Wheel, Live Music, the Signal 1 radio team, Arts & Crafts and also markets run by artists and some of the town’s BID Businesses.  On top of this Donkey Rides once again proved a big hit with kids on Leicester Street as Ant & Dec returned and Pirates of the Caribbean characters were joined by Minions between the ODEON and M&S.

Organisers of the event have been to towns right across the UK for the Tour Series and were very impressed with Northwich, especially the crowds that had come to cheer the riders on.

Race Director Mick Bennett said: “Northwich lived up to all the excitement and expectation and provided us with a stunning night of racing action! The circuit proved to be a challenging and testing one for all the riders and it was great to see so much enthusiasm and local support from a brand new venue.”

Northwich Mayor Cllr Kevin Rimmer was full of praise for the event too adding, “Seeing Olympic and World Champions cycling around Northwich was a great experience and there was a real buzz around the circuit. The weather did briefly threaten to dampen proceedings but the racers adapted brilliantly to give us two thrilling races.”

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