Bramhall and Woodford will witness some of the world’s top cyclists as the Tour of Britain powers its way through its streets in September.

Beginning in Glasgow on September 7, the eight-day Tour of Britain race will see the world’s top teams and riders compete in a 1,250-kilometre route through the south of Scotland, England’s North East and North West and the Heart of England.

The finale on Saturday, September 14, will see the route wind its way through Stockport as part of the final Altrincham to Manchester stage.

As it enters Stockport, the route will take in Hazel Grove as well as Woodford, Bramhall, High Lane, Marple and Compstall.

Stockport Borough Council is encouraging residents to come out and watch the race as it visits the borough.

Community groups and schoolchildren will be helping to give the cyclists a big, warm, Stockport welcome by waving flags and creating cycling-themed banners and other artwork.

Cycling events will also be taking place in various sections of the route, with an ‘events hub’ being staged at Hazel Grove High School and Life Leisure Hazel Grove.

The council has allocated a small amount of money to help community groups along the route purchase materials to create banners and artwork.

For further information and an application form, please email tob@stockport.gov.uk