Aviva Tour of Britain

6th -13th September 2015

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Friends Life Tour of Britain
Friends Life Tour of Britain
Aviva Tour of Britain 2015, Stage 1
18 Jan 2015
1100, Start - The Green, Beaumaris, Anglesey
1500, Chester Street, Wrexham
Total Distance
177.7 kilometres
Total Ascent
3,164 metres

Sunday 6 September sees the Grand Depart of the Aviva Tour of Britain from Beaumaris on Anglesey, marking the first time that the modern race has begun in Wales. Leaving Anglesey via the famous Menai Bridge, the race heads through all six North Wales regions - Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham - and the heart of Snowdonia before the finish in the centre of Wrexham.

Friends Life Tour of Britain 2015, Stage 2
18 Jan 2015
1115, Castle Street, Clitheroe
1515, Church Street, Colne
Total Distance
159.3 kilometres
Total Ascent
2,800 metres

Monday 7 September sees Stage Two take place within the Ribble Valley and Pendle districts for a short, sharp stage with plenty of climbing through the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A winding route gives plenty of chances for spectators to enjoy the Start in Clitheroe, the action out on route and make it to the Finish in Colne.

Aviva Tour of Britain 2015, Stage 3
18 Jan 2015
1015, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria
1545, Floors Castle, Kelso
Total Distance
216 kilometres
Total Ascent
2,523 metres

Tuesday 8 September takes the Aviva Tour of Britain from Cumbria into Scotland, with Cockermouth hosting the Start before the stage heads along the Cumbrian coast, through Carlisle and into Dumfries & Galloway. After heading into the Scottish Borders, Hawick, Selkirk and Melrose all welcome the race before the finish at Floors Castle outside Kelso.

Aviva Tour of Britain 2015, Stage 4
18 Jan 2015
1000, Queen's Drive, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
1530, Waterloo Road, Blyth, Northumberland
Total Distance
217.4 kilometres
Total Ascent
2,462 metres

Wednesday 9 September will see the Aviva Tour of Britain visit Edinburgh for the first time with the stage start in Holyrood Park. From there the route will pass some of the Scottish capital's most famous sites before racing through East Lothian and the Scottish Borders and into Northumberland. Wooler, Alnwick and Warkworth are all on the route before the finish in Blyth.

Aviva Tour of Britain 2015, Stage 5
18 Jan 2015
1100, Stonyflat Bank, Prudhoe
1520, Hartside, Cumbria
Total Distance
166.2 kilometres
Total Ascent
2,838 metres

Thursday 10 September takes Stage Five from Northumberland across the Pennines and into Cumbria, with the early route from Prudhoe alongside the River Tyne and then Hadrian's Wall. The stage takes in the Lake District National Park around Ullswater before the final climb of eight kilometres to the summit finish on Hartside Fell above Penrith in the Eden District.

Aviva Tour of Britain 2015, Stage 6
18 Jan 2015
1030, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent
1545, Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham
Total Distance
192.8 kilometres
Total Ascent
3,453 metres

Friday 11 September will see the Aviva Tour of Britain race through the Peak District National Park, heading east from the Start in Stoke-on-Trent City Centre to the Finish on Nottingham's Forest Recreation Ground. A tough day including several famous climbs in the Peak District is store for the peloton.

Aviva Tour of Britain 2015, Stage 7
18 Jan 2015
1000, Fakenham Racecourse
1545, Princes Street, Ipswich
Total Distance
227.4 kilometres
Total Ascent
1,717 metres

Saturday 12 September sees the Aviva Tour of Britain return to East Anglia for the penultimate, and longest, leg of the 2015 race. Fakenham in Norfolk hosts the Start for a route that will pass through the centre of Norwich before crossing into Suffolk for the Finish in Ipswich town centre.

Aviva Tour of Britain 2015, Stage 8
18 Jan 2015
1530, Regent Street St James
1730, Regent Street St James
Total Distance
86.8 kilometres
Total Ascent
725 metres

Sunday 13 September is the final day of the 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain and the London Stage presented by Transport for London. A new route, starting and finishing on Regent Street St James, will take in the likes of Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, the Strand and Whitehall over multiple laps, giving spectators a great chance to see the world's best riders in their capital city.

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