New interactive map shows exactly where Tour of Britain will pass through on its way into Mansfield

With the Tour of Britain set to return to Mansfield for the first time since before the pandemic, residents are being urged to embrace the spirit of the event and show ‘what Nottinghamshire has to offer’.

The 190-kilometre (around 118 miles) fifth stage of the showpiece event takes place on Thursday, September 8, and will start in West Bridgford before finishing in Mansfield.

A new detailed map showing the exact tour route has just been published by Nottinghamshire County Council, showing that the race will run through Wotksop, then south through Clumber Park, before heading through Warsop, Mansfield Woodhouse and Forest Town, before finishing at Mansfield Civic Centre.

The interactive map has been released and highlights the streets and neighbourhoods the world class field will race along and through – giving residents, schools, landowners, and businesses the perfect opportunity to start planning for the big day.

The Tour of Britain in Nottinghamshire in 2018

They will be encouraged to take part in a host of events to welcome the event to Robin Hood Country, which in 2018 attracted 250,000 spectators and made it the largest free-to-attend sporting event in Nottinghamshire’s history.

Once again, communities are urged to embrace the international event by transforming their towns and villages with bunting, flags, yellow bikes, and creative displays to celebrate the sporting spectacular as it passes through our county.

Landowners can also get into the spirit of the Tour by taking part in a national land art competition, to turn fields, hills, gardens, or any open spaces into unusual art displays.

The tradition of creating huge pieces of art visible from above for television cameras during bike races has long been celebrated and race organisers have again launched a competition to find the most eye-catching.

Councillor Tom Smith, Nottinghamshire County Council’s deputy cabinet member for communities, said: “The return of the Tour of Britain to Nottinghamshire is a great opportunity for communities to come together and show their support for what is a truly global sporting event which will once again put us on the international map.

“On the two previous occasions we’ve hosted the race, we had so many examples of land art creations by schools, community groups and landowners which were highlighted by Tour organisers for inspiring them to encourage people across the route to show their support and get creative."

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