WREXHAM will welcome the return of the UK’s most prestigious cycle race, the Tour of Britain, for the first time in eight years this September.

Wrexham is in a unique position within the 2023 Tour being the only region to host both a start and finish.

Further details of the event have been released;

  • The start and finish line will both be located on Chester Street, with cyclists expected to leave at 11.45am via Powell Road roundabout and onto Chester Road.
  • Cyclists are expected to return at approx. 2.30pm via Tuttle Street, Yorke Street and onto Chester Street. The staged area will be on the Library car park
  • The Tour Village and additional activities/stalls will be on Llwyn Isaf

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Crowd barriers will be placed along either side of the road from the Powell Road roundabout down to Tuttle Street.

On-street parking and deliveries will not be permitted along the last 8km of the route between the hours of 10am-3pm. Any vehicle left unattended may be removed from site and taken to a secure compound, where a fee will need to be paid for its release.

Sunday, September 3

There will be no on-street parking permitted on Chester Street from 6pm on Sunday, September 3. Chester Street will re-open after the race on Monday, September 4.

6am onwards – Event set-up on Chester Street

A full road closure will be in place from the Powell Road roundabout to Holt Street junction (Wingetts). Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Vehicle access will be permitted up Chester Street pedestrianised area (until 1pm) – however vehicles will only be permitted to turn right onto Holt Street.

Car Parks

There will be no access to the following car parks via Chester Street;

  • Waterworld (Freedom Leisure)
  • Library
  • Guildhall (Members)
  • Wellbeing Hub
  • Memorial Hall

The Wellbeing hub staff car park can be accessed via Holt Street (managed by Traffic Management) There will be no entry/exit between 1.30pm and 4pm when the cyclists are expected to return.

Part of the Waterworld long stay car park will be used for blue badge holders, accessed via Holt Street (managed by Traffic Management).

St Giles car park will be closed from 1pm and will re-open when Tuttle Street re-opens. Alternative car parking arrangements are being explored, however active travel and public transport into the city centre are being encouraged.

1pm – approx. 6pm

The road closure on Chester Street will be extended down to Tuttle Street. Strictly no vehicle access during this time.

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Cyclists are expected to arrive at approximately 2.30pm. When the race has finished, event take down will begin. Roads will be re-opened once safe to do so.

Cllr Nigel Williams, lead member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “With such a huge event being held in Wrexham it will inevitably cause some inconvenience to road users.

“We will endeavour to ensure that this disruption is kept to a minimum and that the city centre set to benefits from the influx of visitors expected from all over the region.”