Community groups and organisations in Rushcliffe wishing to welcome the OVO Energy Tour of Britain passing through their town or village on Stage Seven (Saturday 8 September) are being invited to a Community Engagement event to find out more about how they can celebrate the sporting spectacle.

Parish Councils, cycling and sports clubs and all other interested parties can hear more on the support available from Rushcliffe Borough Council on Thursday June 21 at 7pm at Rushcliffe Arena.

Those from communities in West Bridgford, Compton Acres, Ruddington, Bradmore, Bunny, East Leake, Costock, Wysall, Keyworth, Plumtree, Cotgrave, Cropwell Bishop, Cropwell Butler, Radcliffe-on-Trent and Shelford are encouraged to come along to the session.

There will be an opportunity for all who attend to ask questions and hear tips and ideas on the countless exciting ways to get involved in the event, before, during and after it flies through the Borough on Saturday 8 September.

It will include how you can decorate your house, business or neighbourhood in a cycle theme to welcome the riders or create your own land or water art that could be captured by the live coverage on ITV4.

The event will also provide further information about the route, timings and potential volunteer opportunities.

To book your place email or call 0115 914 8279.

It was announced last Tuesday (5 June) that the Borough will be hosting part of the seventh stage of the UK’s biggest professional cycle race this September.

Central Avenue in West Bridgford is set to host the start of the cycling extravaganza, after which 120 riders will wow residents and visitors with the penultimate leg of the nation’s premier cycle race as it winds its way through 223km of the county.

The route through Nottinghamshire is available to view via a fly through and animated map of the stage here.

For general enquiries about the Tour of Britain please email or call 0115 914 8555.