The route for the Tour of Britain’s Grand Départ in Cornwall next September has today been revealed at an event in Bodmin.

Over 100 of the world’s best riders will tackle approximately 175 kilometres of racing between Penzance and Bodmin on a route that visits many of Cornwall’s famed towns, attractions and the cathedral city of Truro.

Monday’s community launch also features an announcement of the Cornwall Tour of Britain official logo and the unveiling of the official Cornwall Tour of Britain website.

The stage, which takes place on Sunday 6 September, starts the 17th edition of Britain’s biggest cycle race – one that culminates eight days later in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. This year’s edition was won by Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel, considered one of the hottest young talents in the sport.

In November race organiser SweetSpot announced that they are looking for a new title partner for the Tour of Britain in 2020 onwards following the conclusion of the three-year partnership with OVO Energy.

Route details

Cornwall Tour of Britain

The stage route wills visit many of Cornwall’s iconic tourist attractions as well as visiting St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Newquay and St Austell.

The race will give a massive boost to Cornwall’s economy, with independent economic reports estimating that the race will generate over £3 million of extra spending within Cornwall over the stage.

It is hoped that around 180,000 people will line the roads of the county to watch the stage, which will be the biggest ever sporting event to be hosted in Cornwall.

Full route details and stage timetables will be published in due course.

In quotes…

Emily Kent, Head of Economy, Skills and Culture, Economic Growth and Development at Cornwall Council said: “Today’s community launch to showcase the Grand Départ of the Tour of Britain in 2020 has a multi-purpose to it. Firstly, it is to connect and engage with communities across the county to showcase the biggest ever sporting event being hosted in Cornwall. We look forward to working with communities on engagement programmes across Cornwall to ensure that this event becomes a huge success right across the county.

“Secondly, we are delighted to announce the confirmation of the Cornwall Tour of Britain stage route which will showcase Cornwall not just for cycling fans, but for wider communities across the county as well. Hosting the Grand Départ of the Tour of Britain will bring visitors into Cornwall, not only along the stage route, but across the rest of the county and it will also help to enhance our profile both at home and abroad. We will also work to ensure we create a long-lasting legacy from the event by raising the profile of cycling in Cornwall and motivating more people to cycle and lead healthier, more active lives.

“Thirdly, we are also delighted to announce our official Cornwall Tour of Britain logo and website. The logo will act as a visual identity for the stage hosting that will be seen and recognised across the county as we build up towards the Grand Depart and the website will be used as a vital source of continued news and information about the ongoing delivery of the stage.”

VIP hospitality

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? VIP hospitality packages for the Cornwall Grand Départ are now on sale.

Our Tour Club and Tour Enclosure packages for the stage start and finish are on sale now. Click here to secure your passes now – use the code TOBBLACK20 before Wednesday 11 December to secure 20% off!

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