Note: stage routes for the Tour of Britain 2022 are provisional and will be finalised in July

The Tour of Britain will become the biggest-ever sporting event to take place on Isle of Wight soil when the race finishes there on Sunday 11 September.

Stage eight promises unforgettable for riders and fans alike, owing to the spectacular 150-kilometre route from Ryde to The Needles. Not only will the route showcase the island to a worldwide TV audience – its county town of Newport, as well as the popular tourist locations of Cowes, Sandown, Shanklin, Totland, Ventnor and Yarmouth all feature – fans will be able to catch the race in multiple locations owing to the way it loops around the Isle.

The final 20 kilometres will take the peloton along the stunning Military Road, which offers stunning panoramic views out across the English Channel, towards The Needles Landmark Attraction. This year’s race culminates with a two-kilometre climb up to Tennyson Down, the final 400 metres of which average a gradient of 9.6%, making it the toughest ending to any Tour of Britain in modern history.

Race fans can book their travel to the Isle of Wight now with Wightlink, the official travel partner of the Tour of Britain. Click here for more information.

More details of stage eight will be announced in Summer 2022.