The Countrywide Great Tour in North Wales and Cheshire

PUBLISHED: 11:58 17 June 2015 | UPDATED: 12:10 17 June 2015

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A 64-day cycle ride taking in the entire coast of Great Britain is coming your way - and anyone can get involved

The Countrywide Great Tour 2015 starts at Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey. Riders will travel on undulating roads before crossing the Menai Bridge. After passing Conwy Castle, which dominates the mouth of the Conwy Estuary, the final leg of the stage will follow a cycle path often covered in sand into Llandudno, the popular seaside resort in North Wales where Snowdonia meets the coast.

The second day of the Countrywide Great Tour is a real treat. Riders will get to experience the Great Orme headland early on while cycling the length of Marine Drive. This area is known for its natural beauty and breathtaking Welsh scenery, which the cyclists will take in during some challenging climbs. The stage finishes on the Wirral in Neston.

After departing Neston the riders will cross the River Mersey and pass through Liverpool, famous for its rich music history including the Beatles, and a historic waterfront. The route picks up some scenic rural roads with the lunch stop at Southport Pier. The stage finishes in the seaside resort of Blackpool, the fun capital of the country, with the finish line in the shadow of Blackpool Tower.

Do you want to take part in the Great tour? To enter, head over to the Countrywide Great Tour website.

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