Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain cycle race is returning yet again and will pass through rural villages and towns across the district.

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

As part of the 118 mile route which has been announced today, cyclists will pass through Blidworth, Farnsfield, Southwell and through Sherwood Forest and Edwinstowe.

A global television audience of millions is expected to 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 is the third time the Tour of Britain event will take place in the county and follows the hugely successful staging of the race in 2017 and 2018.

The tour starts in Aberdeen on Sunday 4 September and finishes on the Isle of Wight seven days later – and, in addition to our county, passes through the Scottish Borders, Redcar & Cleveland and North Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and Dorset.

Live coverage of the race will be live broadcast daily in the UK on ITV4, in addition to around the world.

The Tour of Britain is part of the UCI ProSeries, making it one of the most prestigious sporting events in the sport’s global calendar.

Visit the Tour of Britain webpage for more information about this year’s race.

Take a look at a map of Stage 5 of the race as it travels through parts of the district on the Tour of Britain website.