With the Tour of Britain fast approaching only one stage route is left to be confirmed. So you can now plan where you’ll be able to watch the world’s best pro riders competing on UK soil.
The really good news is they’re organising a mass participation ‘Etape’ style ride on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August. This will be a preview of some of the roads to be used on stage 1 and 2 – starting in Manchester and will take in 110kms of the tough route through the Pennines and over Holme Moss. There are shorter routes and family orientated events too, so it looks set to be a great day out for everyone.
The Five Stages (see stage route link below for details)
Stage 1 – Wednesday September 1
Start at SportCity in Manchester with a route that takes in Greater Manchester and Lancashire and finishes at Urbis in Corporation Street, Manchester.
Stage 2 – Thursday September 2
Start in Millennium Square, Leeds and race through Yorkshire to finish in Pinstone Street, Sheffield.
Stage 3 – Friday September 3
Start at Bakewell Agricultural Centre and race through Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire with the finish on Victoria Embankment in Nottingham.
Stage 4 – Saturday September 4
Newport and South East Wales will host a 120 mile stage that will take in some challenging climbs.
Stage 5 – Sunday September 5
45 laps of a circuit where the riders race clockwise from the start in Whitehall, into Northumberland Avenue, down the Embankment, into Bridge Street and finish in Whitehall.