The eagerly-anticipated Nottinghamshire stage of this year’s Tour of Britain cycle race will once again start in West Bridgford and finish in Mansfield.

It is the third time the showpiece event will take place in the county and follows the hugely successful staging of the race in 2017 and 2018.

This year’s race returns to Nottinghamshire on Thursday 8 September and will see the fifth stage begin on Central Avenue in West Bridgford and end on Chesterfield Road South in Mansfield.

It will pass through several towns and villages in the county, including East Leake, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Calverton, Southwell, Retford and Worksop – as well as take competitors along the recently-opened £49 million Colliery Way road (Gedling Access Road).

The 190km route – approximately 118 miles – will also take in key county landmarks and attractions such as world-famous cricket ground Trent Bridge and the legendary Sherwood Forest.

A global television audience of millions will watch the world-famous race, with the Nottinghamshire stage attracting 250,000 spectators in 2018 to make it the largest sporting event in the county’s history.

It led to our area enjoying an economic boost, with £3.9 million being spent by participants and spectators on accommodation, food and drink and shopping.

The Nottinghamshire stage four years ago also started in West Bridgford and finished in Mansfield.

Stage map

Tour of Britain 2022 stage

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Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities Committee, said: “The return of the Tour of Britain is fantastic news and today’s announcement detailing the route heightens the sense of anticipation as we prepare to welcome a world class field of riders and teams to our wonderful county.

“This provides us with a great opportunity to showcase our towns and villages along the route and we also look forward to welcoming the thousands of visitors who will flock here to watch the race and enjoy everything which Nottinghamshire has to offer – ultimately providing a huge boost to the local economy.

“Nottinghamshire is known across the globe for its sporting heritage and hosting the race for a third time in five years is recognition that we have what it takes to successfully stage major sporting events.

“As a council, we’re delighted that we’ve been able to bring the Tour of Britain back to Nottinghamshire and I’m looking forward to working with our district and borough council partners to ensure it’s going to be the best stage of the race.”

Councillor Abby Brennan, Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change, said: “We’re so pleased that the Tour will be coming back to Rushcliffe and Nottinghamshire, it’s sure to be another wonderful spectacle that our communities and residents can embrace.

“We can’t wait to give it another warm and rapturous reception as it races through so many of our towns and villages.

“We saw with the 2018 race here the incredible welcome Rushcliffe people gave to the riders, and this will be another great celebration that boosts many local businesses and will be a day for all to enjoy.”

Andrew Abrahams, Executive Mayor of Mansfield, said: “Mansfield was keen to support Nottinghamshire County Council and district councils to secure the Tour of Britain for a third time, and, the opportunity to host a stage finish once more in our district.

“With support from the Towns Fund, we will be able to have a festival finale at the Civic Centre in September.

“We’d like to thank the Tour of Britain team for working with us to develop the route and enabling communities in priority neighbourhoods to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity to view elite sport from their doorstep.

“We’re looking forward to giving the tour the warmest of Mansfield welcomes again.”

Full stage details

An interactive stage map, SKODA King of the Mountains and sprint locations, full timetable, and local resident information will be released in advance of race day on Thursday 8 September.

The latest on the Rushcliffe part of the route is available at rushcliffe.gov.uk/tob.