With just 40 days to go until the big event, Glasgow Life, in partnership with the Tour of Britain has announced the route which the Tour of Britain Grand Depart will take through the city on Sunday 4 September.
The Tour of Britain is returning to Eden on Monday 5 September 2016 building on the tremendous success of the Cumbria stage of the cycle race last year, which culminated with a finish at Hartside. Eden District Council has announced that funding will once again be available to support communities who are holding events or planning activities to celebrate the Tour of Britain passing through.
This year's Tour of Britain will feature ten of the UCI's top level WorldTour teams for the first time ever, with the teams from the top tier of the sport making up half the field for this September's Tour, which takes place from Sunday 4 to Sunday 11 September.
This year's official Tour of Britain sportive, the Tour Ride Worcestershire, will take place on Sunday 9 October with a choice of three routes to suit all abilities and a central start and finish location, making it a day not to be missed.
Dumfries and Galloway Council is organising a fleet of buses to transport people to the opening stage finish of the Tour of Britain in Castle Douglas on Sunday 4 September. The buses, which are available to book immediately, will leave from more than ten towns and villages across Dumfries and Galloway on the morning of the 4 September.
With the announcement of the two Welsh stages of the Tour of Britain comes news that the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean will form the core of Stage Five on Thursday 8 September. The stage was welcomed at the Royal Welsh Show by the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones and several elite Welsh cyclists.