Back on Tour
Wednesday 24th June 2015 @ 17:01 by Max Wieland
Community Hyde News Stalybridge


The Tour of Tameside made an historic return at the weekend with around 1,000 runners stepping up for the three-day challenge across our region.

Billed as a major community event for the whole of the North West, the Tour has been hailed a huge success with organisers pledging it will be back, bigger and better, next year.

The iconic running event, which once attracted athletes from around the globe, was first created back in the 1980s by legendary British Marathon runner Dr Ron Hill MBE.

Ron was back at the start-line himself this year to see the rebirth of the Tour after an absence of more than a decade and made possible by Sports Tours International working with local organisations.

Don’t miss our special four-page spotlight on the Tour in this week’s Tameside Reporter and Glossop Chronicle with all the news and results from the big event.