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Find out where Tour of Britain will be visiting

Posted onPosted on 13th Jul

The full Tour of Britain route through Nottinghamshire, as well as the sprint and King of the Mountains climb locations, have been revealed.

The fourth stage of the major cycling tour will start from Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Edwinstowe, on Wednesday, 6th September and finish in Newark 170 kilometres later.

It will also pass through several towns and villages, including Carburton, Boughton, Bilsthorpe, Caunton, Egmanton and Tuxford.

This year there will be two King of the Mountains climbs, located on Kilton Hill, Worksop and Red Hill Lane, between Wellow and Eakring.

Spectators will also be able to see some of the biggest names in cycling taking on the sprint on Main Road, Boughton.

Coun John Cottee, cabinet member for Communities at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “It is always exciting when the Tour of Britain is coming to Nottinghamshire, and the announcement of the full route is when communities can really start to get into the spirit of welcoming the tour.

“The Tour of Britain is the UK’s biggest cycling race and we are honoured that it is coming back to our great county for a fourth time this September.

“It is great to be able to announce the locations of the King of the Mountains climbs and the sprints, where spectators will really be able to take in some of the best action during the race.”

Andy Hawes, Tour of Britain route director, said: “It’s really exciting that the Tour of Britain is returning to Nottinghamshire in September. It’s possible that this is the most spectacular stage we’ve ever designed in Robin Hood Country — there’s no doubt in my mind that the race will do a brilliant job of showcasing this beautiful part of Britain to its worldwide TV audience.”

Coun Paul Peacock, leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “It is a really proud moment for our district to welcome back the Tour of Britain. It’s especially good that it both starts and ends in the district.

“Wednesday, 6th September will be a great day for our district. It gives us the chance to show our support for cyclists and cycling here ”

“This year will see the tour pass through our three largest towns, Ollerton, Southwell, and Newark, giving some really good opportunities for our residents to watch these elite athletes racing across the district.

“Whenever the tour has come to Nottinghamshire there has been a clear economic benefit for local business. The tour brings in huge numbers of visitors; in past years as many as 69% of spectators have come from outside the local area, bringing tangible benefits to local hotels, pubs, restaurants, and cafes.”

“It’s also a great chance for us to show off our incredible heritage, from Sherwood Forest and the mining heritage at the start of the stage, on to the Norman splendour of the minster in Southwell, through to Newark Castle and the rich history of the civil war at the end.”