THE Tour of Britain will take place in Warrington this weekend for a day full of fast paced cycling action.

Some of the best women cyclists in the world will compete in the third stage of the event in Warrington on Saturday, June 8.

So, here’s everything you need to know before the Tour of Britain arrives in town.

What is the route?

Cyclists will leave the Golden Gates at around 11am, heading out down Chester Road by Walton Gardens and out to Macclesfield.

The race will return through Knutsford and then through the likes of Appleton and Stockton Heath, over the Cantilever Bridge and then through Latchford and Kingsway.

Then, cyclists are set to race towards a nail-biting finish back in Warrington’s town centre at around 2.15pm before they travel to Manchester for the race’s conclusion on Sunday, June 9.

Plenty of roads will be closed as a result of the race, which you can find a full list here.

Will there be a tour village?

Warrington Borough Council has announced that it will be teaming up with its partners to create an exciting Tour Village for the event.

The Tour Village will open at 10am at Bank Park and will include stalls, displays and activities for everyone to enjoy until 3pm.

Extreme mountain bike displays will be taking place at 10.30am, 11.20am and 1.40pm.

LiveWire will be hosting a number of activities and games, including health checks, static bike timed challenges, a rower time challenge and a triathlon showcase.

There will be an exciting opportunity to ride bikes and be coached by members of the North Cheshire Clarion Cycling Club – and there may even be the chance to rise on the start and finish straight too.

These sessions will be aimed at young riders under the age of 16 and help support them to build confidence and improve their bike handling skills in a relaxed setting at 10am, 11am and 12pm.

Cheshire Cycles will have a bike repairs stall as well as E-bike trials, Smarter Travel Choices will have an information stall about active travel and Warrington’s Climate Commission Group will be sharing information about the town’s local climate change response.

Bikeability Balance is a fun session for children, normally in Reception or Year 1, supplying balance bikes and helmets to teach children in rolling groups from 10.30am and 11.30am.

‘Momentous occasion’

“The Tour Village is the ideal way to welcome visitors from across the borough and beyond for what will be a momentous cycling celebration,” said Steven Broomhead, chief executive of Warrington Borough Council.

“We are very proud to be bringing the Tour of Britain to Warrington again, and we want to make it a very special occasion.

“Please show your support by heading down to the Tour Village any time between 10am and 3pm.

“Join us in giving the cyclists a very warm Warrington send off, and an equally loud return, when the race concludes at the Golden Gates at around 2.15pm.”