Cycling elite flock to Chorley for Grand Prix

Photo Neil Cross'Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council on his bike with Charles Jackson, Vice Chair of British Cycling and Lesley Pape, Dep. Chief Exec. of Chorley Building Society, at the launch of the Chorley Grand Prix bike race
Photo Neil Cross'Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council on his bike with Charles Jackson, Vice Chair of British Cycling and Lesley Pape, Dep. Chief Exec. of Chorley Building Society, at the launch of the Chorley Grand Prix bike race

CHORLEY’s first cycling grand prix is taking place through the town today, when thousands of spectators are expected to pour onto the streets.

The event will see the country’s top riders and teams battle-it-out over a challenging five-lap course through the Chorley countryside, before racing to the finish line on Park Road, close to the entrance to Astley Park.

The race is a new event to the Elite Road Race Series calendar and is expected to swell the borough’s enthusiasm for cycling.

It will also showcase Chorley to a European audience when the event is broadcast on Eurosport.

Anyone attending or travelling is reminded that there will be rolling road closures in place as the cyclists go past.

Family entertainment starts at 11am.