The Tour of Britain will return in September, on a near identical route through Rushcliffe to the fantastic race that visited us in 2018.
The eagerly-anticipated Nottinghamshire stage of this year’s cycle race will take place on Thursday 8th September. The route will start on Central Avenue in West Bridgford and will visit Ruddington, Bunny, East Leake, Costock, Keyworth, Plumtree, Cotgrave, Cropwell Bishop, Cropwell Butler, Radcliffe and Shelford and finish in Mansfield.
It’s the third time the showpiece event will take place in the county in conjunction with Rushcliffe Borough Council’s partners at the Tour – Nottinghamshire County Council, Mansfield District Council and other local authorities – and follows the hugely successful staging of the race in 2017 and 2018.
The 190km route (approximately 118 miles) will attract a global television audience of millions and will again be aired live on ITV4.
The Nottinghamshire stage attracted 250,000 spectators in 2018, making it the largest sporting event in the county’s history. It led to our area enjoying an economic boost of £3.9 million spent by participants and spectators on accommodation, food and drink, and shopping.
In due course, the Borough Council will invite all interested parties, including Ruddington Parish Council, to a “Find out more” session on how they can get involved in the Tour celebrations in their communities, building on their wonderful efforts in 2018.
To find out more and view the Rushcliffe part of the route in full, please visit www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/tob.