Tour of Britain

Tour of Britain postponed until September 2021

Authored by Mary

The organisers of the Tour of Britain have announced that this year’s race has been postponed.

Devon County Council had been due to host Stage Two of this year’s race in September with a route that was planned to start in Sherford and finish in Exeter.

However, the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic has prompted Sweetspot Group, which runs the Tour, to confirm that...

Strongest ever field confirmed for Tour of Britain

Authored by News Desk

Three of the world’s top five-ranked riders will be competing in Devon this Monday. (3 September).

The 2018 OVO Energy Tour of Britain, the fifteenth edition of the modern race, will feature its strongest ever field.

The Tour starts on Sunday September 2 – the Devon Stage 2 takes place on Monday September 3 and is being hosted by Devon County Council and supported by East Devon...

20 Teams for Tour of Britain 2018 announced

Authored by News Desk

Devon crowds will have the chance to see 11 of the UCI’s (Union Cycliste Internationale) top level WorldTour teams race compete in the Tour of Britain this September.

The final list of 20 teams for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain has now been confirmed and it includes the four British UCI Continental teams that have qualified for the UK’s most prestigious cycle race.

Stage 2 of...

Tour of Britain Stage 2 marked by historic race through Victorian market

Authored by Mary

World class cyclists will race through the South Molton Pannier Market in September – the first time in the history of the modern Tour of Britain that it is has been routed through a building.

Stage 2 of the race will take place on Monday September 3, starting in the UK’s newest town, Cranbrook, in East Devon and finishing in Barnstaple, North Devon.

The route was announced at...

Tour of Britain returns to Devon this year

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The UK's largest cycle race, The Tour of Britain, is returning to Devon this autumn.

Stage 2 of the race will take place on Monday September 3, starting in the UK’s newest town, Cranbrook, in East Devon and finishing in Barnstaple, North Devon.

It will be hosted by Devon County Council, supported by North Devon Council and East Devon District Council and working with Barnstaple...

Teignbridge gears up for spectacular Tour of Britain finish

Authored by Mary

Thousands of cycling fans are expected to descend on Teignbridge on Friday 9 September as the district plays host to a spectacular Haytor finish for the Devon Stage of the Tour of Britain.

With the likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and other Olympic medallists among the racers, supporters lining the route and arriving at the finish area on Haytor will also be kept...

Spectators' guide to Devon Stage of the Tour of Britain

Authored by Mary

Spectators have 93 miles (137km) of Devon’s roads to choose from when it comes to watching the Devon Stage Tour of Britain on Friday 9 September.

Devon County Council, supported by East Devon District Council, Teignbridge District Council and Dartmoor National Park, will host Stage Six of The Tour, starting in Sidmouth and finishing at Haytor.

Crowds are being tipped to exceed...

Sir Bradley Wiggins confirmed for Tour of Britain

Authored by Mary

Sir Bradley Wiggins will race in the Tour of Britain in less than two weeks time.

And it could be the last time Devon gets to see the cycling superstar in a competitive race.

Sir Bradley, the 2012 Tour de France champion who recently won his eighth Olympic medal taking Gold in the Team Pursuit in Rio for Great Britain - and setting a new world record - alongside Owain Doull,...

Haytor's Tour of Britain climb 'will be one of the toughest'

Authored by Mary

The summit stage finish at Haytor will be one of the toughest three hill-climbs in this year’s Tour of Britain says race director Mick Bennett.

And the Devon stage's victor could crucially point the way to who wins the overall race.

This year’s Stage Six of Tour of Britain starts in Sidmouth and ends in Haytor, taking in communities including Ottery St Mary, Honiton, Willand,...

Tour of Britain launches in Devon

Authored by Mary

Devon school children received a very special preview of the Tour of Britain on Monday (4 July), cycling the start and finish of the Devon stage with a British cycling pioneer and an aspiring professional.

On Friday September 9 2016, the world’s top cycling teams and riders will race from Sidmouth on the East Devon coastline to the summit of Haytor on Dartmoor in Stage Six of the race...

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