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Tour of Britain 2023

The 19th edition of the Tour of Britain, the UK’s biggest bike race, will take place in September 2023.

The 19th edition of the Tour of Britain, the UK’s biggest bike race, will take place in September 2023.

Our handy online hub page will track all the latest news and announcements relating to next year’s race as they happen.

2023 race dates

The Tour of Britain 2023 will take place from Sunday 3 to Sunday 10 September. Race dates were confirmed by the UCI on Friday 30 September 2022.

Where is the 2023 Tour going?

Tour of Britain 2023 route

Grand Départ: Greater Manchester – Altrincham > Manchester // Sunday 3 September

The Tour of Britain will return to Greater Manchester in 2023 when the city hosts the Grand Départ of the UK’s biggest professional cycle race on Sunday 3 September.

It marks the return of the Tour to Manchester, the home city of British Cycling, for the first time since 2019 when Dutch star Mathieu van der Poel won the final stage of the race on the historic Deansgate to claim that year’s overall victory. The city also hosted the first stage of the modern Tour of Britain back in 2004.

Building on the success of the Aberdeen Grand Départ in September 2022, Greater Manchester will host a weekend of cycling events, activities and community engagement, building up to the start of the race in historic Altrincham.

Stage two: Wrexham > Wrexham // Monday 4 September

It was announced in February that Wrexham will welcome the Tour for the first time since 2015 for a stage that will be run across North Wales and England.

The Welsh city has never previously hosted a stage start of the race; its only previous appearance in the Tour came eight years ago, when it co-hosted the Grand Départ. Italian Olympic champion Elia Viviani claimed a memorable victory that day, ahead of home favourite Mark Cavendish and André Greipel in front of an estimated 10,000 spectators.

Stage three: Goole > Beverley // Tuesday 5 September

East Riding of Yorkshire will host a full stage of the Tour of Britain, the UK’s leading cycle race, for the first time ever in September.

The coastal county will welcome the peloton for stage three, which will take place from Goole to Beverley, on Tuesday 5 September. Neither venue has previously hosted a stage start or finish of the Tour.

This stage will take place almost 15 years to the day since the prestigious event last passed through the county during a stage from Hull to Dalby Forest.

Stage four: Sherwood Forest > Newark-on-Trent // Wednesday 6 September

The Tour of Britain will return to Nottinghamshire for the fourth time in seven years, with Robin Hood Country set to host stage four of the 2023 race.

This year’s visit to Nottinghamshire comes in the form of a stage from Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, which has never previously hosted the race, to Newark-on-Trent.

Stage five: Felixstowe > Felixstowe // Thursday 7 September

A seaside trip awaits when Felixstowe hosts the stage five start and finish on Thursday 7 September.

The fifth day of the UK’s longest-running and most prestigious international cycle race will begin and culminate in the shadows of the town’s pier and world-famous port. Set to be the longest stage of the race, the route will weave through Babergh and Mid Suffolk, the heart of the county’s countryside.

Stage six: Southend-on-Sea > Harlow // Friday 8 September

The Tour of Britain will visit the city of Southend-on-Sea before becoming the biggest sporting event to ever take place in Harlow when the race visits Essex in September.

Stage six of the race will start along Southend’s much-loved seafront – a stone’s throw away from it’s historic pier – and culminate in spectacular fashion along Third Avenue on Friday 8 September.

Harlow has never previously welcomed the Tour of Britain, but did host a stage of its sister race – the Women’s Tour – in June 2022. Dutch star Lorena Wiebes, the world’s fastest female sprinter, claimed an unforgettable victory that day in front of a packed crowd.

Stage seven: Tewkesbury > Gloucester // Saturday 9 September

Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire will play a key role in deciding who is crowned this year’s Tour of Britain champion when the UK’s leading cycle race visits the historic county in September.

The seventh and penultimate stage of this year’s Tour will start in Tewkesbury and finish alongside the historic Gloucester Docks on Saturday 9 September.

This stage – the first full day of racing in Gloucestershire in race history – was originally scheduled to feature in last year’s Tour of Britain, but was cancelled following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Stage eight: Margam Country Park > Caerphilly // Sunday 10 September

A return to the legendary Caerphilly Mountain climb for the first time since 2013 is part of a spectacular final stage in South Wales.

Stage eight will take place from the picturesque Margam Country Park to the finish line in the shadows of Caerphilly Castle on Sunday 10 September.

The sting in the tail comes in the form of a double ascent of Caerphilly Mountain, the gradient of which averages 10.1% across its 1.3 kilometres.

When will the full route be announced?

We’re aiming to unveil the full route as soon as possible. In recent years, we’ve done this as early as February (2014, 2016), and as close to the race as June (2018) – there are a lot of moving parts, and we can only announce this when every venue is ready!

What about the stages cancelled in the 2022 Tour?

Race organisers have provided this update on the status of these, which sadly couldn’t take place following the death of Her Majesty the Queen. Click here for more.

Which teams are competing?

Competing teams and riders will be announced in August 2023.

Where can I watch?

The Tour of Britain is televised live on ITV4 in the UK and around the world by Eurosport and the Global Cycling Network (GCN).

Cycling enthusiasts will be able to watch every moment of the 2023 race on ITV4 as they exclusively broadcast all eight stages live from start to finish for the fifth edition running. A one-hour highlights show will also be shown each evening.

ITV4 is available on Freeview (channel 25), Freesat (channel 117), Sky (channel 120), Virgin Media (channel 118) and the ITV Hub (online) in the UK.

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