Tour of Britain: Full route of fourth stage in Nottinghamshire revealed

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Thousands of spectators expected to descend on Nottinghamshire as Tour of Britain returns to host stage

The full route of the Nottinghamshire stage of the 2023 Tour of Britain cycling race has been revealed.

More than 100 riders from the world’s leading teams will tackle the 105-mile course through the districts of Bassetlaw and Newark and Sherwood on September 6.

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The fourth stage will start at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre in Edwinstowe and pass through several towns including Worksop, Retford and Southwell before finishing in Newark-on-Trent.

Thousands of spectactors lined the race route when the Tour of Britain came to Nottinghamshire in 2022.Thousands of spectactors lined the race route when the Tour of Britain came to Nottinghamshire in 2022.
Thousands of spectactors lined the race route when the Tour of Britain came to Nottinghamshire in 2022. | Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Cllr John Cottee, of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “It is always exciting when the Tour of Britain is coming to Nottinghamshire.

“The announcement of the full route is when communities can really start to get into the spirit of welcoming the Tour.”

Carburton, Harworth, Sturton le Steeple, Boughton, Bilsthorpe, Caunton, Egmanton, Tuxford, Girton and Collingham are also included on the route, with two King of the Mountains climbs at Kilton Hill in Worksop and Red Hill Lane between Wellow and Eakring.

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The fourth stage of the Tour of Britain will pass through north Nottinghamshire. (Photo: Tour of Britain)The fourth stage of the Tour of Britain will pass through north Nottinghamshire. (Photo: Tour of Britain)
The fourth stage of the Tour of Britain will pass through north Nottinghamshire. (Photo: Tour of Britain) | Tour of Britain

The sprint section of the race will take place on Main Road in Boughton.

This stage will mark the Tour’s fourth visit to Nottinghamshire in seven years, with last year’s race estimated to have brought an additional £4.34m to the county’s economy.

Nottinghamshire County Council said 225,000 fans lined the 116-mile route of the 2022 stage between West Bridgford and Mansfield.

Andy Hawes, Tour of Britain’s route director, said it was “really exciting” to return to Nottinghamshire and it is possibly the “most spectacular” route stage they have ever designed for the county.

He added: “There’s no doubt in my mind that the race will do a brilliant job of showcasing this beautiful part of Britain.”

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