Thank you, you did us proud!
Trafford Council would like to say a massive thank you to the thousands of spectators who turned out in Altrincham for the start of the Tour of Britain cycling race on Sunday, September 3.
The top class sporting event put the eyes of the world on Trafford and Altrincham as the crowds gathered to see the best teams and riders compete for the title.
Council Leader, Cllr Tom Ross, Deputy Leader, Cllr Cath Hynes, and the Mayor, Cllr Dolores O’Sullivan, were among those waving the world-class cyclists off yesterday as they raced through Altrincham and Hale on the first stage around Greater Manchester.
The crowds gathered in the town centre and from viewing platforms in Kingsway, Stamford Street, Stamford New Road, Railway Street, Ashley Road (Altrincham/Hale) and Victoria Road from early in the day and they were not disappointed.
Cllr Cath Hynes, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Leisure, Arts, Culture and Heritage, said: “The day was absolutely amazing and I am so proud that Trafford was yet again at the heart of another major sporting event. Altrincham has hosted the start of a stage before, with the event in 2019 proving a huge success and this year was no different.
“Thousands of local people turned out in force to watch the Tour of Britain and saw beautiful Altrincham at its very best. There was a brilliant carnival atmosphere and we all enjoyed Altrincham’s fantastic shops, cafes and cultural delights. Well done to the spectators, the riders and the organisers – we had a day we will never forget!”
The Mayor, Cllr Dolores O’Sullivan, waved the flag to start the race. She said: “This was a fantastic day and I am so proud that the race started in Trafford. And to wave the riders off was a proud moment for me – thank you to everyone.”
The Tour moved on to Wrexham, North Wales, today. For more information, please go to Tour of Britain | Home.
Posted on Monday 4th September 2023