Last year saw Cornwall hosting the modern Tour of Britain for the first time, in one of the most memorable opening stages in the history of the race.

Several years in the planning, 111 miles of smiles gave a massive boost to Cornwall as the Tour of Britain returned after a year’s absence with the first Cornwall stage getting the race underway in style.

Hosting the Tour is a part of Cornwall Council’s commitment to cycling, with plans for community cycle tracks at schools across the county, and plans for a new cycling hub close to Newquay Airport to be developed in conjunction with British Cycling and Sport England.

To look back on the Cornwall stage and what it means for cycling in the county, Cornwall Council have produced the below film.