Tour of Britain

4th -11th September 2016

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Tour of Britain 2016, Stage 1
Total Distance
161.6 kilometres
Total Ascent
1,854 metres
The 2016 Grand Depart will see the riders role out from George Square in Glasgow on Sunday 4 September as the race returns to Scotland's largest city for the first time in 10 years in a repeat of the opening stage from 2006.
Tour of Britain 2016, Stage 2
Total Distance
188.2 kilometres
Total Ascent
3,715 metres

Stage Two will see the Tour of Britain return to Cumbria once again on Monday 5 September as the county emphatically declares itself 'open for business' after this winter's devastating flooding, with a stage from Carlisle city centre to the tough finishing climb of Beast Banks in Kendal, via Cockermouth, Keswick and Ambleside.

Tour of Britain 2016, Stage 3
Total Distance
179.4 kilometres
Total Ascent
2,146 metres

Stage Three on Tuesday 6 September sees the riders take on a tightly wound route situated entirely within Cheshire East, marking the first time that the Borough has hosted a stage of British Cycling's premier road cycling event.

Tour of Britain 2016, Stage 4
Total Distance
218 kilometres
Total Ascent
4,225 metres

The longest stage of the 2016 Tour of Britain will be Stage Four on Wednesday 7 September with a gruelling day in the saddle comprising of 217 kilometres through the heart of Mid-Wales and Denbighshire, Flintshire and Powys.

Tour of Britain 2016, Stage 5
Total Distance
194.5 kilometres
Total Ascent
3,292 metres

Stage Five will prove to be another tough day on the road on Thursday 8 September, covering 205 kilometres and 3,675m of climbing, taking the Tour of Britain across South Wales and into Gloucestershire and the finish in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath.

Tour of Britain 2016, Stage 6
Total Distance
149.9 kilometres
Total Ascent
3,139 metres

After a year's absence from the Tour of Britain, Devon is back with another challenging stage on Friday 9 September, including the race's summit finish for this year, coming at the top of the six-kilometre climb of Haytor, above Bovey Tracey in the Dartmoor National Park.

Tour of Britain 2016, Stage 7
Total Distance
90 kilometres
Total Ascent
1,380 metres

The city of Bristol and presenting partner OVO Energy will host the penultimate day of racing in the 2016 Tour of Britain on Saturday 10 September with a double-stage including both an individual time trial and a circuit race. With so many opportunities to see the world's top riders in action on a 15-kilometre circuit, Bristol is sure to attract thousands of cycling fans from across the country.

Tour of Britain 2016, Stage 8
Total Distance
100 kilometres
Total Ascent
756 metres

Sunday 11 September will see the Tour of Britain conclude in the heart of London, using the same highly popular circuit as used by the 2015 edition of British Cycling's premier road cycling event.

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