A photo of the women's tour of britain with cyclists heading towards a sharp right turn

Stage three of the Tour of Britain Women will start and finish in Warrington!

Taking place from Thursday 6 June to Sunday 9 June 2024, the race will see the world’s top female riders and teams go head-to-head across four tough stages of racing.

The full schedule

  • Stage one – Thursday 6 June 2024: Welshpool to Llandudno
  • Stage two – Friday 7 June 2024: Wrexham
  • Stage three – Saturday 8 June 2024: Warrington
  • Stage four – Sunday 9 June 2024: Greater Manchester

Race start and finish

  • The race will start at 11am at the Golden Gates, Sankey Street.
  • The nail-biting finish to the race will also be at the Golden Gates at around 2.15pm

Where are the Golden Gates?

Warrington’s route

An illustration of the Tour of Britain Women stage 3 route map which starts and ends at the Golden Gates

Spectator information

Lining the route in Warrington

There will be plenty of places to line the race route. Please be careful when doing so - don't step into the road, and remain on the pavements wherever possible.

Race start

Some of the key roads for the race start include:

  • Sankey Street
  • Warrington Road, Hatton
  • Pillmoss Lane
  • A49 Tarporley Lane
  • Lake Lane
  • Northwich Road
  • A559 Warrington Road

Race finish

 Some of the key roads for the race finish include:

  • Grappenhall Lane
  • Chester Road
  • Knutsford Road
  • Kingsway
  • Manchester Road
  • Midland Way
  • Sankey Street

Road closures

A number of permanent and rolling road closures will be in place as part of the stage route. We’ll confirm all road closures when the route is announced.

Many roads on and around the race route will have a “no parking” restriction on them on Saturday 8 June to make sure there are no obstructions along the route.

Other roads along the route will be closed for a shorter period to allow the race to pass by. This is usually for around 20 minutes before the riders arrive and then for the same time again to allow the riders and race convoy to pass. Once the convoy has passed, roads will be reopened.

Permanent road closures (3.30am - 8pm)
  • Sankey Street from Parker Street to Bold Street
  • Legh Street from Bath Street to Sankey Street
  • Bold Street from Sankey Street to Palmyra Square South
  • Arpley Street from Sankey Street (for 70m in a southerly direction)
  • Hanover Street from Arpley Street to Winmarleigh Street
  • Museum Street from Arpley Street to Winmarleigh Street
  • Winmarleigh Street from Sankey Street to Museum Street
  • Springfield Street Passageway
  • Palmyra Sq South from Winmarleigh Street to Bold Street
  • Palmyra Square North from Springfield Street to Bold Street
  • Springfield Street from Sankey Street to Palmyra Sq South
Temporary/ rolling road closures

Closed between 10.30am to 11.30am

  • Slutchers Lane from Wilson Patten Street to Chester Road
  • Chester Road from Slutchers Lane to Old Chester Road
  • Old Chester Road from Chester Road to Warrington Road
  • Warrington Road from Old Chester Road to Hatton Lane
  • Hatton Lane from Warrington Road to Pillmoss Lane
  • Pillmoss Lane from Hatton Lane to the borough boundary with Cheshire West & Chester

Closed between 10.30am to 11.30am and 12.45pm to 3.15pm

  • Sankey Way from Priestley Street to Liverpool Road
  • Liverpool Road from Sankey Way to Sankey Street
  • Parker Street from Sankey Street to Wilson Patten Street
  • Wilson Patten Street from Parker Street to Slutchers Lane

Closed between 1pm to 2.45pm

  • Barleycastle Lane from the borough boundary with Cheshire East to Grappenhall Lane
  • Grappenhall Lane from Barleycastle Road to Lumb Brook Road
  • Lumb Brook Road from Grappenhall Lane to Chester Road
  • Chester Road from Lumb Brook Road to Ackers Road
  • Ackers Road from Chester Road to Hunts Lane
  • Hunts Lane from Ackers Road to Knutsford Road
  • Cantilever south west approach from Ackers Road to Cantilever south east approach
  • Cantilever south east approach from Cantilever south west approach to Cantilever Bridge
  • Cantilever Bridge from Cantilever south east approach to Cantilever north west approach
  • Cantilever north west approach from Cantilever Bridge to Station Road
  • Station Road from Wash Lane to Knutsford Road
  • Knutsford Road from Station Road to Kingsway South
  • Knutsford Road from side of No 715 to Thelwall Lane
  • Thelwall Lane from Knutsford Road to Kingsway South
  • Kingsway South from Knutsford Road to Kingsway North
  • Kingsway North from Kingsway South to Manchester Road
  • Manchester Road from Kingsway North to Cockhedge Green
  • Padgate Lane from Manchester Road to Marsh House Lane
  • Cockhedge Green for its entire lengthBrick Street from Cockhedge Green to Fennel Street;
  • Fennel Street from Brick Street to Church Street
  • Church Street from Farrell Street to Manchester Road
  • Midland Way from Cockhedge Green to Froghall Lane
  • Froghall Lane from Bewsey Road to Priestley Street
  • Crosfield Street from Midland Way to Sankey Street
  • Priestley Street from Froghall Lane to Sankey Way

Make a day of it!

Warrington Pride – Saturday 8 June

Warrington Pride 2024 also takes place on Saturday 8 June in the town centre.

It will feature live music, performances, workshops, and a vibrant parade through the town streets. Why not head into the town centre after seeing the cyclists depart?

Places to eat, shop and play

There’s plenty of fun for all the family. After you’ve seen the racers depart and watched the Pride parade, why not grab something to eat or do a spot of shopping?

Time Square

Visit the award-winning Warrington Market, or head to one of our outstanding food and drink venues for a pit-stop, including the Botanist, Yum Cha and Costello’s bar.

CineWorld is a sure-fire family favourite or if you want to let off some steam, head to Gravity indoor trampoline park or the tranquil HotPod yoga.

Golden Square

Grab a brew or browse a selection of high-street and local shops at the bustling Golden Square shopping centre, which is nestled right in the heart of our town centre.

Golden Square is also home to Superbowl UK and Jungle Mania, always a hit with the kids!

Feeling hungry?

There are loads of options for food and drink in Warrington town centre. Visit the Warrington Business Improvement District (BID) website for the lowdown on the best eateries in town.

Further information