The Tour of Cheshire West Stages

The Tour of Cheshire West 2022 Stages

An email will be sent in advance of each stage to all competitors, detailing and profiling the stage.

Stage 1 – April: Upton

https://www.strava.com/routes/2928633114517061912

The tour kicks of with a bang from Mannings lane with a fast, gradual down hill towards Mickle Trafford. A left hand turn takes you along some lovely rolling roads and through Picton. Follow the road forward before going along the M56 flyover and passing the M53. A small climb takes you to Wervin and next to Chester zoo before a fast finish in Upton. This is a short and flat stage, ideally situated close to Chester for the darker April nights.

Stage 2 – May: Delamere

https://www.strava.com/routes/2928633803830753560

Stage two sees us heading over to Delamere. The stage starts with a flat ride up past Blakemere Moss followed by a left hand turn just before Hatchmere. This is a nice fast section with a small downhill. Another left hand turn and the stage starts to go upwards. Starting off gradually and then picking up sharply, we head past Kelsall cycles and go up the Yeld. This stage will suit the puncheur type riders who can put in a big effort over a short time period.

Stage 3 – June: Utkinton

https://www.strava.com/routes/2928634180071437292

Stage three sees us returning to Willington but for a very different stage to last year. A flat start before some hilly rolling terrain take us through Utkinton.  A few left hand turns take us up to Cotebrook before a final turn off for the Summertrees climb kicks in. This is a long gradual climb and will suit the time trialists who can hold good power over a long time period.

Stage 4 – July: Tattenhall – The queen stage

https://www.strava.com/routes/2927153659140100292

Next the tour moves on to Tattenhall for the queen stage with bonus points on offer in the sprint and KOM competitions. A flat start along Huxley lane takes us past Newton and into Tattenhall. A left hand turn sees us going along Bolesworth road an up towards Harthill. The climb is split into two sections with a fast downhill sandwiched in between. This will be two relatively long and sharp hills and should suit the climbers.

Stage 5 – August: Tilston

https://www.strava.com/routes/2928634669264324998

The penultimate stage starts just past Holt with a small, gradual uphill. A series of left hand turns take us through Shocklach and Horton Green before arriving in Tilston. A short, sharp uphill past Carden park golf club finishes off the stage.  This is one for the all rounder riders who can do a bit of everything with sprinting, climbing and time trialing all required.

Stage 6 – September: Saighton

https://www.strava.com/routes/2927154143741780306

The tour comes to a conclusion in Saighton with a stage that will be very familiar to those who have raced the Saighton TT’s. The stage starts at Sandy lane park and heads past Huntington before a right hand turn at the mini roundabout takes us down towards Aldford. A left hand turn before the bridge takes you up a small hill and then it flattens out again up to Bruera. Continue on to Saighton with a short climb up past Abbey Gate College before a fast finish down Sandy lane brings the Tour to a conclusion. This is a fast and flat stage and should suit the time triallist. Again, this stage was selected to be close to Chester as the nights start to get darker again in September.

Previous Tour Stages

An email will be sent in advance of each stage to all competitors, detailing and profiling the stage.

Stage 1 – April: Oscroft > Tavin (via Kelsall)

https://www.strava.com/segments/27519265

Start in Oscroft village, climb Chapel Lane (one of the tour of Britain 2019s KOM’s), pass through Kelsall before sprinting down Willington Lane (Weetwood Teaser) and then turning off to Tarvin for a final dip

Stage 2 – May: Barrow > Helsby

https://www.strava.com/routes/2801569124927747328
Start by the Stamford bridge pub, through Barrow, turn to go past Manley Mere, into a climb, follow the road toward Alvanley but turn off for Helsby golf course before hand with a final turn and sprint to Helsby

Stage 3 – June: Norley > Frodsham

https://www.strava.com/routes/2799049017649350390
Start with a sprint from the village of Norley, carry on down the same road into Frodsham before finishing with a sharp climb up Frodsham Hill to finish

Stage 4 – July: Holt > Chester

https://www.strava.com/routes/2796403691594385380
Come off the Holt/Farndon bridge at speed into a climb with an early turn, then follow the same road to Huntington roundabout sprinting through Alford, finishing up Sandy lane hill climb in Chester

Stage 5 – August: Little Budworth > Wettenhall

https://www.strava.com/routes/2801572303983505666
Start by going through Little Budworth past Oulton Park, as you pass the pond begin a short sharp climb which links you to the road to Eaton, a nice fast road, finishing with a dip before a brief sprint surge.

Stage 6 – September: Huxley > Burwardsley (The Queen Stage)

https://www.strava.com/routes/2801563540143902976
As the lights turn green it’s go go go, over the canal bridge by Hargrave, turn to Huxley, dip down the Shady Oak under the shadow of Beeston castle, return toward Tattenhall but turn to Burwardsley starting the big finish the beyond the Pheasant KOM