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8 September 2022
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The Tour of Britain returns to familiar terrain on day five as it heads to Nottinghamshire for the first time since 2018.
Stage five will start and finish in the same places – West Bridgford and Mansfield – as it did four years ago, albeit with a different route that takes in Cotgrave, Gedling, Southwell, Retford and Worksop. Riders will then head into Mansfield via Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest. This will be the only stage of the 2022 Tour with less than 2,000 metres of climbing.
The county has an acclaimed list of stage winners to its name, with former world champion Tom Boonen (2004); Tour de France stage winners Matteo Trentin (2015) and Fernando Gaviria (2017); and British rider Ian Stannard (2018) all previously victorious in Robin Hood Country.
West Bridgford – Central Avenue 10:45am
B680 Wilford Lane 11am
Keyworth (cat 3) 11:30pm
Sparken Hill (cat 3) 2:40pm
Clumber Park 2:47pm
Mansfield – Chesterfield Road South 3:26pm
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Host venue for the second time
The Tour of Britain will return to West Bridgford for the start of stage five on Thursday 8 September, four years on from when it last welcomed the UK’s leading cycle race. As the largest town within Rushcliffe, it is home to great sport, from top level professionals to children playing in local parks.
Starting on leafy and vibrant Central Avenue, known locally for its café culture and regular farmers’ markets, the Tour will commence in one of the hotbeds for cycling in Nottinghamshire. The world-famous Trent Bridge cricket ground and Nottingham Forest FC’s City Ground are located a short walk away.
With an engaged and prosperous population, Rushcliffe is set to become home for many more people over the next few years. Plans are afoot to build the most new homes of anywhere in the East Midlands while maintaining its picturesque natural environment.
Look out for the thriving communities of Ruddington, East Leake, Keyworth, Cotgrave, Radcliffe-on-Trent and stilton making Cropwell Bishop on this stage. They are among the parishes boasting a wealth of cycling and sports clubs who will give a hearty Rushcliffe welcome to the Tour.
Host venue for the third time
Mansfield is a busy town in Robin Hood Country surrounded by green space and historic woodland that forms the landscape of the greater Sherwood Forest area. Just a few minutes from the motorway, Mansfield is well connected to the wider county of Nottinghamshire.
Some of Nottinghamshire’s best heritage sites are within a 20-minute drive along with acres of ancient oaks and protected heathland.
At the heart of the district is Mansfield town centre which is host to plenty of welcoming places to eat and drink. The Market Place continues to have a market five days a week along with seasonal fairs and events to give residents and visitors many reasons to come to Mansfield. The town has a strong independent retail sector and you’ll find plenty of them around the protected heritage area. Visitors can explore seven green flag parks around the district, have swashbuckling adventures as Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Complex with flumes, waves and indoor play. Mansfield Museum helps people to discover the world around them cherishing Mansfield’s unique stories and bringing them to life.
Spanning the town is a 15-arch viaduct, one of the locations on the town’s heritage trail, it connects Mansfield to the city and north of the county. The town is also connected through a series of cycle routes that take in local nature reserves and the villages that proudly make Mansfield district.
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