Thousands of spectators lined the route in Knowsley yesterday (17 September) to see Sir Bradley Wiggins win The Tour of Britain’s stage three time trial.
Over three thousand spectators saw the start and finish at Knowsley Safari, whilst hundreds more lined the route to cheer on over a hundred of the world’s top cyclists. In addition, millions of TV viewers watched the race live across 130 countries and 13 channels.
Despite the weather, Sir Bradley managed to compete the 16km course in under 20 minutes, at 19 minutes and 54 seconds.
Schools, community groups, residents and visitors took part in Knowsley’s warm welcome with a range of activities taking place across the borough.
School children participated in a range of cycling events at Knowsley Safari, whilst visitors to Prescot celebrated the Tour with a street party along Eccleston Street.
Councillor Connor, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Community and Culture, said “It really was a spectacular day with thousands of people turning out in the rain to cheer on these top athletes. I hope that hosting The Tour in Knowsley has generated interest in sport among our residents. We have invested in world-class leisure facilities in recent years in Knowsley, including in an outdoor velodrome and BMX track.”
Pictured– Sir Bradley Wiggins with the IG Gold Jersey