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6 September 2023
The Tour’s fourth visit to Nottinghamshire in seven years represents another chance for the sprinters. Despite being the third longest stage of the race, the route between the Sherwood Forest visitor centre near Edwinstowe and Newark-on-Trent features a little over 1,200 metres of climbing.
The National Trust site of Clumber Park, Worksop, Retford, Southwell, Tuxford, and Collingham will feature along the route. The peloton will also pass the Tom Simpson Memorial in Harworth, which celebrates the life of the 1965 world road race champion.
The winner of the race’s second visit to Newark-on-Trent will be crowned close to the banks of the River Trent and just a short distance from the town’s famous castle and the spectacular St Mary Magdalene’s Church.
Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria triumphed when the race last finished in Newark-on-Trent six years ago, winning a dramatic four-way finish involving Italian Olympic champion Elia Viviani, European champion Alexander Kristoff and five-time Tour of Britain stage winner Dylan Groenewegen.
Sherwood Forest visitor centre 11:15am
Clumber Park 11:36am
Kilton Hill (category three) 11:46am
Carlton in Lindrick 11:54am
Harworth and Bircotes 12:07pm
Red Hill Lane (category three) 1:21pm
Dunham toll bridge 2:37pm
Newark-on-Trent – Victoria Street 3:23pm
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Host venue for the first time
A visit to Sherwood is an experience that will bring magic to all – daily dog walkers, morning joggers, epic adventurers young and old, nature lovers and Robin Hood fans will all find plenty to do and to love.
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Host venue for the second time
Historic Newark, which hosts the finish of stage four, is a thriving market town. It features a cobbled market square, a fine Georgian Town Hall, great shopping, history and heritage, and an abundance of cafés, real ale pubs and stylish restaurants.
The beautiful parish church, St Mary Magdalene, with its magnificent spire is ranked as one of the best in the country.
There is a decent dose of culture, too, with a theatre, town gallery and museum, a cinema and the National Civil War Centre, which opened in 2015.
Newark played a pivotal role in the English Civil Wars and if you head to Newark Castle, which has stood on the banks of the River Trent for 900 years, you will get a sense of the town’s fascinating history. The Civil War walking trail can be accessed via an App to reveal video scenes of the period.
The stage itself will finish in Sconce and Devon Park a historic Green Flag awarded park with a popular café and play area, open grassland and woodlands and family friendly footpaths.
Sherwood Forest spectator information
Race fans attending the stage start can park at Sherwood Forest.
A £5 parking charge will be in place – cash, card, and mobile phone payment options are all available through the RSPB pay and display machines.
The car park will be accessible until 10:45am or until it reaches full capacity.
The car park will then be closed from 10:45am until 12pm to ensure the safe departure of the race convoy and then the team vehicles.
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