Tour Of Britain

Route Announced For Nottinghamshire Stage Of The Tour Of Britain Cycle Race

The eagerly anticipated Nottinghamshire stage of this year’s Tour of Britain cycle race will once again start in West Bridgford and finish in Mansfield.
 |  Katie Hogg  |  Made News

It is the third time the showpiece event will take place in the county and follows the hugely successful staging of the race in 2017 and 2018.

 

This year’s race returns to Nottinghamshire on 8 Sept and will see the fifth stage begin on Central Avenue in West Bridgford and end on Chesterfield Road South in Mansfield.

It will pass through several towns and villages in the county, including East Leake, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Calverton, Southwell, Retford and Worksop – as well as take competitors along the recently-opened £49 million Colliery Way Road (Gedling Access Road).

The 190km route – approximately 118 miles – will also take in key county landmarks and attractions such as world-famous cricket ground Trent Bridge, the legendary Sherwood Forest and popular tourist attraction Clumber Park.

A global television audience of millions will watch the world-famous race, with the Nottinghamshire stage attracting 250,000 spectators in 2018 to make it the largest sporting event in the county’s history.

It led to our area enjoying an economic boost, with £3.9 million being spent by participants and spectators.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities Committee, said he was looking forward to seeing thousands of people lining the route to cheer on the competitors.

He said: “The return of the Tour of Britain is fantastic news and today’s announcement detailing the route heightens the sense of anticipation as we prepare to welcome a world class field of riders and teams to our wonderful county.

Andrew Abrahams, Executive Mayor of Mansfield, said: “Mansfield was keen to support Nottinghamshire County Council and district councils to secure the Tour of Britain for a third time, and the opportunity to host a stage finish once more in our district.

“We’d like to thank the Tour of Britain team for working with us to develop the route and enabling communities in priority neighbourhoods to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity to view elite sport from their doorstep.

Nineteen teams and 114 riders are currently scheduled to take part in the race – including Mansfield’s Ross Lamb and Ollie Peckover, of Ruddington, who compete for the Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling team.

Visit www.tourofbritain.co.uk for more information about this year’s race.

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