Tour of Britain 2023 stage one: Route map and road closures from Altrincham to Manchester

Stage one route map

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The Tour of Britain 2023 sees a star-studded peloton ride from Altrincham and Manchester on stage one to the route finish at Caerphilly Castle on stage eight, via Wrexham, Sherwood Forest, Southend-on-Sea and much more.

The great Wout van Aert will be on the startline and the Dutch Jumbo-Visma rider, who won this race in 2021, will be one of the biggest draws for cycling fans. He will be joined by talented 21-year-old teammate Olav Kooij in a strong Jumbo line-up.

Ineos Grenadiers provide plenty of home interest, with world and Olympic mountain bike champion Tom Pidcock fronting a team that also includes talented young Spaniard Carlos Rodriguez (fifth at the Tour de France) and Welshman Luke Rowe, riding in his home nation for several of the stages.

Track world champion Ethan Vernon and Tour de Yorkshire stage winner Harry Tanfield will also enjoy home support during the race.

Here is a closer look at the stage one route and road closures.


Stage one map and profile

Stage one profile

Stage one route map

Road closures

A rolling road closure will be enforced on each of the stages. This means roads on and around the race route will be closed to traffic for a short period in which it takes the race to pass by – usually about 10 to 15 minutes around the estimated time of arrival and indicated by police escort vehicles.

On stage one there will be several road closures in place around the centre of Altrincham, some of which will be in place from 6pm on Saturday 2 September. This will also lead to parking suspensions in key locations to enable race infrastructure to be set up and following the race removed.


Stage one will finish on Deansgate in the centre of Manchester, causing a number of road closures in the city on Sunday.


Sunday 3 September: roads closed from 5am to 9pm

  • Water Street – From New Elm Road to Liverpool Road
  • Liverpool Road – From Water Street to Deansgate
  • Deansgate – From Whitworth Street West to John Dalton Street
  • Little Quay Street – From Quay Street to Atkinson Street
  • Atkinson Street – From Deansgate to Little Quay Street
  • Quay Street – From Byrom to Deansgate
  • Peter Street – From Deansgate to Oxford Street
  • Bootle Street – From Deansgate to Jerusalem Place
  • Jerusalem Place – From Bootle Street to Peter Street
  • Lloyd Street – From Deansgate to Southmill Street
  • Great Bridgewater Street – From Watson Street to Deansgate

Closures for approx. 15 mins between 3.15pm and 4.15pm

  • Regent Road East Bound – From River Irwell to Trinity Way
  • Trinity Way – From Regent Road to Water Street
  • Water Street – From Trinity Way to New Elm Road

Closures for approx. 30 mins between 3.15pm to 4.15pm

  • Watson Street – From Great Bridgwater to Peter Street

Route timings (predicted)

Market Street | Altrincham 11:45

Wilmslow 12:15

Hazel Grove 12:30

Stalybridge 13:00

Uppermill 13:14

Grains Bar 13:22

Shaw 13:24

Rochdale 13:35

Ramsbottom Rake 13:59

Belmont 14:25

Aspull 14:45

Hindley 14:56

Atherton 15:00

Swinton 15:19

Salford 15:25

Deansgate | Manchester city centre 15:30



The route is marked with yellow advanced warning signs in the run up to the Tour of Britain. Organisers ask not to park along the route on race day.

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