OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Wednesday 11 September

Across Wirral - start / finish in Birkenhead Park

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Birkenhead Park will host both the start and finish of stage five of this year's OVO Energy Tour of Britain.

The 174-kilometre (108-mile) stage will help celebrate our year as the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture, showcasing the area’s history, heritage and beautiful coastlines.

Riders will pass through the historic Port Sunlight and into Cheshire West and Chester, notably passing the Airbus UK manufacturing facility at Broughton. The route will return to Wirral via Heswall, Caldy and Hoylake, before passing through the Birkenhead Park finish line and taking in a loop through Seacombe, Wallasey and New Brighton.

Visit the OVO Energy Tour of Britain website for more information

The Route

Race timetable

For approximate race timings across the whole route, please visit the Tour of Britain website: Stage Five timetable

Getting here

The start and finish line is in Birkenhead Park, which will be home to the Tour Village throughout the day. Due to high levels of traffic expected, race fans are encouraged to use public transport wherever possible.

RAIL: Birkenhead Park station is less than a 10-minute walk away from the start/finish. Birkenhead Park is served by Merseyrail services which run from Liverpool stations and Chester (change at Hamilton Square for non-direct services). Visit the Merseyrail website to plan your journey and buy your ticket in advance.

BUS: Birkenhead Park is well served by bus services, with stops around the park all within walking distance of the start/finish line. Plan your journey with the Arriva Bus App and buy your bus ticket in advance with the Arriva M-Ticket App, or use the Merseytravel Journey Planner.

ROAD: Birkenhead Park is easily accessible via the M53 motorway, Mersey Tunnels and A552 Woodchurch Road.

CAR PARKING: Parking in and around Birkenhead Park will be limited and we encourage the use of public transport wherever possible. There will be a limited number of spaces available within the Upper Park area, with access from the park entrance near Birkenhead Park Football Club – located off Park Road North (opposite Mallaby Street). An area will be reserved for blue badge holders, please be aware that this will be limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

There will be parking restrictions in place at the start and finish of the race and in the nearby vicinity of Birkenhead Park.

Road Closures & Parking Restrictions

Please note that in addition to rolling road closures on the day, some roads will be affected in the run up to the event. You can find more information about which roads are affected here: Road Closures & Parking Restrictions

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors who have helped us bring the OVO Energy Tour of Britain to Wirral for the first time.