The 2018 OVO Energy Tour of Britain concludes with a 14-lap circuit race in the heart of London, using the iconic circuit that the 2015 and 2016 editions previously finished on.

Starting and finish on Regent Street St James, the peloton will pass through Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Strand and Whitehall, reaching speeds of 80kph and entertaining what is guaranteed to be a spectacular crowd.

Both previous Tour of Britain stages around this circuit, as well as 2017’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour finale, ended in bunch sprints. A repeat outcome is likely once again.

London
Host venue for the 13th time

Where will your bike take you?

Hundreds of thousands of people cycle in London everyday and the Tour of Britain will provide a fantastic opportunity to encourage even more people to start cycling, after being inspired by some of the world’s top professional cyclists.

New cycling routes will help more Londoners get about quickly without having to use a car, which will benefit people’s health, improve air quality and make London’s roads safer.

Transport for London (TfL) is making it easier for you to cycle in London every day. Whether you’re popping to the shops, taking a leisurely ride or commuting to work, cycling is a fun, fast and healthy way to get around. TfL offers a range of free advice and products to support cyclists in London.

Fine tune your cycling skills for free

TfL’s Cycle Skills offers a range of training sessions created to help Londoners to get on their bike, build confidence or ride smarter. Free to anyone living, working or studying in London, there are four sessions available – find one that suits you at tfl.gov.uk/cycle-skills

Find your ideal route

Planning your cycle route is now even easier with TfL’s Journey Planner. New improvements include Google street views along each turn of your route, identification of steep hills and details of cycle parking at Tube and rail stations.

Alternatively, order your free Cycle Guide. Routes in the printed guides have been recommended by experienced cyclists and will help you navigate the streets of London.

Hop on, hop off with Santander Cycles

Santander Cycles is London’s self-service, bike-sharing scheme for short journeys.

With 11,700 bikes at over 750 docking stations situated every 300 to 500 metres, you’re never far away from a Santander Cycle.

There’s no need to book – hire a bike, ride it where you like, then return it to any docking station.

Getting started is easy. Just go to any docking station with your bank card and touch the screen to begin or download the free Santander Cycles app. Costs start from £2 for 24-hour bike access which includes unlimited journeys of up to 30 minutes.

Join a guided or group ride – or set up your own!

Whether you’re looking to spend time with the family, discover new routes,  get fit or just enjoy the outdoors, British Cycling has rides to suit everyone.

Meet cyclists in your area and join a free guided ride with British Cycling. Join Ride Social, a Sky Ride Local or the women-only Breeze network.

Exchanging Places Events

TfL work in partnership with the City of London Police and Metropolitan Police, where you have the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of a HGV or bus and learn about blind spots, to get a better understanding of what the driver can see.

Follow @MetCycleCops on twitter and search for #exchangingplaces 

Cycling Grants London

TfL offers grants of up to £10,000 over 3 years to community projects that encourage London’s diverse communities to cycle more often and more safely. Find out more here about applying for a grant this summer, or to join a group or volunteer. 

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All this information and more can be found on the Transport for London cycling website: tfl.gov.uk/cycling