The final route and times for the Tour of Britain in Ashfield have been confirmed.
The hotly anticipated race will travel through Ashfield on September 8 as part of Stage seven of the race in Nottinghamshire.
The Ashfield part of the race will begin on Annesley Road at 15:03, before heading to High Street, Hucknall at 15:07 and Watnall road at 15.08.
The cyclists will then make their way to Selston for 15:25, and the out to Derby road by 15:31, before passing West Notts college at 15:39, and ending the Ashfield part of the tour at 15:47 at Beck Lane.
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Stage seven of the Tour will see riders travel from West Bridgford to Mansfield, following the success of last year’s event which attracted 210,000 supporters on the day, one of the biggest turn-outs across the eight stage race.
This year the racers will travel via Hucknall town centre, through Selston and out through Annesley. The race will be well underway by the time they reach Ashfield with the Peloton cycling at full race speed.
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Ashfield District Council will be holding an event in Hucknall on race day with fun for all the family including Queens of Rock show, Active Ashfield Final and free activities throughout the day. Events are also being organised in Selston by the Parish Council.
Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council says “It’s great that Ashfield is once again a part of this prestigious sporting event, last year residents really embraced the race and we hope they’ll do the same this year. It provides an opportunity for residents to experience a world class sporting event on their doorstep for free, and is an opportunity for Ashfield to put itself on the map. Last year 39% of people viewing the Nottinghamshire Stage were visiting the county, with a large number of these visiting Ashfield, and we hope to increase on that this year. I encourage as many residents as possible to get involved and get out and watch the race.”
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All timings are approximate.
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