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3rd September 2011 | National News, UK Holidays

The Tour of Britain Cycle Race

The Tour of Britain 2011 takes place over eight days and nine stages, with the inclusion of an individual time trial in central London on the final day of the race.

Britain’s biggest professional cycle race and the UK’s largest free-to-spectate live sporting event begins in Peebles in the Scottish Borders on Sunday 11th September, finishing in London with an iconic finish on Whitehall on Sunday 18th September.

Along the way Tour of Britain 2011 visits the North West, Wales, Stoke-on-Trent, Devon, Somerset and East Anglia for the eighth edition of Britain’s national Tour.

The tour kicks off with Stage 1 – Peebles to Dumfries (Scotland) on Sunday 11 September.
Passing through Dumfries, Stage One follows the line of the River Nith towards the Solway Firth passing through New Abbey and along an exposed section of route near Mersehead Sands and Southerness.

Stage 2 – Kendal to Blackpool, 12 September
Stage 3 – Stoke on Trent, 13 September
Stage 4 – Welshpool to Caerphilly
(South Wales), 14 September. Approx 30 mile from Trecco Bay Holiday Park
Stage 5 – Exeter to Exmouth
(in South Devon – For more information on The Tour of Britain in Devon, visit
Stage 6 – Taunton to Wells
Stage 7 – Bury St Edmunds to Sandringham
Stage 8 – London

The South West stages of last year’s Tour of Britain were seen by more than a million British viewers on ITV4, as well as being broadcast across the world. Daily highlights of 2011 The Tour of Britain will again be screened every evening on ITV4 from Sunday 11 to Sunday 18 September.

Full details of the event can be found on the Tour of Britain website.

*Information and images kindly provided by the Tour of Britain organisers

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