George Osborne MP cheers on race

George Osborne MP for Tatton met with Cllr James Power the Chair of the Tour of Britain Sub-committee, Cllr Hayley Wells-Bradshaw, Rupert Wakefield from Event Buddha and Heather Clawson from TEM Events (part of Tatton Estate Management) to discuss the upcoming race which is coming through Knutsford Twice on 6 September.

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L-R Rupert Wakefield of Event Buddha, Cllr James Power, Heather Clawson of TEM Events, Cllr Hayley Wells-Bradshaw and George Osborne. Credit: WA16 PR

The meeting was held at The Courtyard Coffee House, which is home to the Penny Farthing museum, a celebration of one of the earliest types of bicycle. Its popularity in the late Victorian era coincided with the birth of cycling as a sport.

To promote the race over 30 bikes have been professionally sprayed by Cheshire Auto body free of charge. The orange bikes have been put in place and decorated by local businesses. George Osborne George said: “I am so proud that Cheshire East is hosting the third stage of this prestigious cycling race and preparations are well underway across my constituency to celebrate. The whole community is coming together to mark the event and I have lost count of the number of orange bikes I’ve seen in our towns and villages.”

“Anyone who, like me, has cycled in the hills around Macclesfield will know that this is going to be a tough race for the competitors so I hope that everyone will line the streets to cheer them on.”

Cllr James Power said: “The Tour of Britain is going to be superb and will really highlight the beauty and the character of the town. We have worked very hard with TEM events and Event Buddha to create our very own Cycle Festival on the Heath. The Cyclefest is free to enter and will be a great way to promote Knutsford.”

Heather Clawson said, “TEM Events and the Tatton Estates are thrilled to be working with Knutsford Town Council, local firms and the hugely successful Makers Market team to showcase our town’s unique character and history and have agreed a generous profit share from the event going back to the town for the good of the whole community.”

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