Over 100 top cyclists from across the country will descend on Chorley at Easter as the borough kick starts the British elite road racing season.
Chorley Council has teamed up with British Cycling and Chorley Building Society to host the Chorley Grand Prix that will see professional riders take on circuits around the borough in the first race of the season.
The prestigious event will bring thousands of visitors into Chorley and build on the borough’s enthusiasm for cycling. It will also showcase the beautiful borough to a European audience when the event is broadcast on Eurosport.
The Chorley Grand Prix, will be held on Saturday 4 April and take in a 100-mile route. The start and finish line will be in Chorley town centre with the road race taking in Chorley, Rivington, Belmont, Abbey Village, Withnell, Brinscall, Wheelton, Buckshaw Village and back to Chorley. For more details and a map of the route visit the Chorley Grand Prix web page.
The riders will complete five laps of the circuit but there will generally be rolling road closures in place, which will mean very minimal disruption to traffic. There will also be plenty of opportunities for spectators to see and cheer on the cyclists so mark the date in your diary now.