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Tour of Britain 2018

This September Cumbria and Lake District provide the ideal location to experience the thrill of two full stages of the UK’s largest cycle race the OVO Tour of Britain 2018.

See the world’s top cyclists, including Olympic and World Champions and Tour de France stage winners, as they race through the stunning landscape of our county - from coast to mountains and Lakes, through valleys and Forests – it promises to be a breath taking and inspiring experience.

For spectator information, take a look here

For information on Ride the Lakes, the official sportive of the Tour of Britain Cumbrian Stages click here

For cycling inspiration and tips to plan your visit take a look at our guide to cycling in the county.

Stage 5

Thursday 6 September (Stage 5) sees the Tour’s first ever Team Time Trial start in the market town of Cockermouth and follow a 14km route up to England’s only Mountain Forest, Whinlatter.

Dowload the route 5 timetable here

Route 6

Friday 7 September (Stage 6) of the race will give biggest hint yet as to who will be crowned the 2018 champion in London.

Riders will climb Whinlatter twice more, from its harder eastern side, during a 169-kilometre road stage that starts in Barrow-in-Furness and passes north along the Coast Road to Ulverston before winding its way through the central Lake District via Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick to finish at the Forestry Commission’s visitor centre in Whinlatter.

Route 6 information

This sporting event offers an exciting spectacle, impressive displays of physical prowess and a great atmosphere for everyone to enjoy, whether you are a road cycling fan or not!

Why not make a week of it? You can bring your bikes with you or hire a bike when you arrive to enjoy the many road cycle routes around the county or explore the fells and forests on mountain bikes trails. If the hills seem a bit daunting why not try an electric bike to give you an extra boost and take the hard work out of any climbs.

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Tour of Britain - Experience the thrill in Cumbria

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