Wirral’s Birkenhead Park is today hosting both the start and finish of stage five of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain.

The 174-kilometre (108-mile) stage will help celebrate Wirral’s year as the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture, showcasing the area’s history, heritage and beautiful coastlines.

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Riders will pass through the historic Port Sunlight and into Cheshire West and Chester, notably passing the Airbus UK manufacturing facility at Broughton.

The route will return to Wirral via Heswall, Caldy and Hoylake, before passing through the Birkenhead Park finish line and taking in a loop through Seacombe, Wallasey and New Brighton.

Key stage timings  

Birkenhead Park, Birkenhead (stage start): 11:00

Kelsall Hill (SKODA King of the Mountains): 13:07  

Heswall (Eisberg sprint): 14:02  

Hoylake (Eisberg sprint): 14:20  

Flaybrick Hill (SKODA King of the Mountains): 14:35  

Birkenhead Park (Eisberg sprint): 14:40  

Flaybrick Hill (SKODA King of the Mountains): 15:18  

Birkenhead Park, Birkenhead (stage finish): 15:23