The 8 stages starting in early September, will have no final stage ending in London this year. Instead the organisers have decided to end the tour in Cardiff on September 10th.
Scotland won’t miss out either this year. Often thought of, like London, a possible contender to start the Tour de France by organiers, the tour, won by Britain’s Steve Cummings, will begin on Edinburgh.
Stage 1 – 3 September – Edinburgh – Kelso
Stage 2 – 4 September – Kielder Water and Forest Park to Blyth
Stage 3 – 5 September – Normanby Hall Country Park to Scunthorpe
Stage 4 – 6 September – Mansfield to Newark-on-Trent
Stage 5 – 7 September – The Tendring Stage Individual Time Trial
Stage 6 – 8 September – Newmarket to Aldeburgh
Stage 7 – 9 September – Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham
Stage 8 – 10 September – Worcester to Cardiff
London, although, not on the men’s Tour of Britain list this year, does feature as the final stage of the UCI Women’s Tour in June.
The 5 stage event starts on June 7 in Daventry and concludes on June 11 with London hosting the final day.
For more information on both events go to www.britishcycling.org.uk
Tour de Yorkshire will have live coverage and highlights of the 3-day event on ITV4.