Stage seven of the Tour of Britain is coming to Gloucestershire on Saturday, 9 September, marking the county's first-ever full stage of the tour.

The 170.9km race will begin in the shadow of Tewkesbury Abbey, on Church Street in the medieval market town. Before heading east through Bishops Cleeve and the outskirts of Cheltenham.

The riders will then race south through the Cotswolds and north through the Stroud valleys before finishing on Southgate Street in Gloucester.

Stage 7 map of the Tour of Britain route, pluse Cyclists riding through Cheltenham

To mark the prestigious race coming to the county, music and entertainment is planned for the start in Tewkesbury and the finish in Gloucester.

The race will start in Tewkesbury at 11am, with riders being introduced to the crowd from 10am on the podium in Church Street.

The race is due to finish in Gloucester at around 3pm and big screens will be showing full ITV4 coverage of the race from the start. There will be live music in Gloucester Docks with several performers set to entertain the crowds.

Some of the world’s best riders will be racing, with former Tour of Britain winner and nine-time Tour de France stage winner Wout van Aert taking to the start line, alongside British Olympic and World mountain bike champion Tom Pidcock, who also won a stage of the Tour de France in 2022.

Cllr David Gray, Cabinet member responsible for the environment at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “The Tour of Britain provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase our beautiful county to the world.

“I would encourage residents across the county to take the opportunity to come and cheer on some of the world’s best cyclists as they pass through our county, whether this be on the route or at the start and finish.”

There will be rolling road closures in place on the day of the race to allow riders to pass through safely. Riders are set to cycle through Bishops Cleeve and Cleeve Hill between 11.20 and 11.45. 

More information on the Tour of Britain in Gloucestershire, including stage timetables for when the race will be in your area, can be found on the Gloucestershire County Council website.




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