Cyclists in the Tour of Britain should remember Whaley Bridge, even though they will be flying through this Friday, 11 September. A large sign Welcome to Whaley Bridge, has gone up on the corner of Market Street, between the White Hart pub and the Co-op store.
Cyclists, including many famous figures, will come down Long Hill after passing through Buxton. Team cars will arrive in Whaley Bridge about 11.43am, with the riders scheduled to go through between 11.50 and 12.05. There are many good vantage points, including the town centre. The riders will leave our area at Bridgemont, taking the B6062 road towards Buxworth, Chinley and on to Chapel en le Frith.