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.
The two Welsh stages of the Tour of Britain have today [Monday 18 July] been officially welcomed on the opening day of the Royal Welsh Show by the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones and elite Welsh cyclists. Britain's most prestigious professional cycle race will return to Wales for two stages once again this September, with Wednesday 7 September seeing the world's top riders racing from Denbigh to Builth Wells, where they will finish on the Royal Welsh Showground.
Coming just three days after the conclusion of the 2016 Tour of Britain, Cycle to Work Day is back on Wednesday 14 September for a fantastic fourth year, encouraging everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for just one day.
Scotland has marked 50 days to go until the start of the Tour of Britain by announcing further details of the opening 161-kilometre stage of the race, which will head from Glasgow to Castle Douglas on Sunday 4 September. The stage will include a circuit in the heart of Glasgow to the start the race, which riders will tackle twice, as well as a trio of SKODA King of the Mountains climbs and intermediate Yodel Sprints, sponsored by parcel delivery company Yodel. Three hours of live coverage will be shown on ITV4, with a further hour's highlights package on the same channel in the evening.
Children at two primary schools in Cumbria got a special treat today - a visit from the official Tour of Britain mascot ToBi, who is building excitement ahead of the UK's premier road cycling event coming to the county in September.
Thanks to our official nutrition partners HIGH5 you can win a money can't buy experience at this year's Tour of Britain with one of the world's top cycling squads, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. The once in a lifetime experience will see you go behind the scenes with the team on Stage Four of the race in Wales from Denbigh to Builth Wells.