Thousands turn in out in Trafford to watch the summer of sporting action



 Thousands lined the streets of Trafford as the country’s most prestigious cycle race passed through the borough. 

Altrincham played host to start of the final stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain and the town centre was packed with spectators who gathered to watch the cyclists set off.

After leaving Trafford the cyclists went through all the remaining boroughs of Greater Manchester before finishing on Deansgate in Manchester city centre with Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel winning the race.

Trafford Council worked closely with business network organisation Altrincham Unlimited to promote the event locally and also organised a community cycle ride where people got the chance to ride a short piece of the tour route on the day.

It brings to an end a fantastic summer of sport for the borough with Lancashire Cricket Club hosting six matches in the World Cup and England playing Australia in the Ashes test match.

Tom Haworth, Sport & Physical Activity Relationship Manager at Trafford Council said:

The OVO Energy Tour of Britain was a fantastic success and I don’t think Altrincham has been busier! We had great turnout from thousands of people who came to the town to see at first hand this wonderful event.

We have had a great summer of sport with the Cricket World Cup and the Ashes, all boosting our reputation as a borough which is geared to hosting top class sport.”

Posted on Wednesday 18th September 2019