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

Gloucestershire will play a starring role when the Tour of Britain, the UK’s most prestigious cycle race, heads to the county later this year.

It will host the sixth stage of the race on Friday 9 September, marking the first time that the picturesque county will have provided the backdrop for a full day of the event.

With the start and finish locations separated by a little over 10 miles, fans will easily be able to attend both on race day, which will further add to the atmosphere at this free-to-watch sporting spectacle. Stage six’s route will head into the Cotswolds before approaching the finish by the historic Gloucester Docks via South Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire County Council’s commitment to supporting tourism and active travel saw the Women’s Tour, the UK’s most prestigious women’s cycle race, visit the county in June for a Tewkesbury to Gloucester stage (albeit using a different route). Team DSM sprint star Lorena Wiebes took the victory following a thrilling day of racing.

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

Download the stage map here.