Gloucestershire’s first-ever full stage of the Tour of Britain will feature Tewkesbury, the Cotswolds, South Gloucestershire, and a finish alongside the historic Gloucester Docks.

The race’s visit to Gloucestershire comes a little over a year after the Women’s Tour also visited the picturesque county for the first time. Stage seven’s route is unchanged from the course that was set to feature in last year’s race prior to its cancellation.

Featured in the final 30 kilometres are the climbs of Crawley Hill (1.7 kilometres, maximum gradient of 21.5%) and an uncategorised ascent at Painswick (three kilometres, average gradient of 5%, maximum of 15.8%). The latter, located 12 kilometres southeast of the finish line, will likely see some of the day’s most thrilling racing.

With the start and finish locations lying in close proximity, and the event being held on a Saturday, an unforgettable race day atmosphere is expected at this free-to-watch sporting spectacle.