Nottingham is counting down the 100 days until Friday 11 September, when The Aviva Tour of Britain will visit the city.
The Aviva Tour of Britain is the country’s premier road cycling race, as well as the largest free-to-spectate sporting event in the country. It will be another chance for people in Nottingham to see the world’s best cyclists riding on their doorstep, in the culmination of an exciting Festival of Cycling which includes The Milk Race, Cycle Live, and a whole summer of other cycling activities.
The Tour sees elite cyclists journey in six person teams from Beaumaris, Anglesey to London in eight stages. Stage Six will take in Leek and the Staffordshire Moorlands, before passing through previous stage start venues Buxton and Bakewell, and on to Matlock and Belper, with the exact route through the Peak District subject to final confirmation from Derbyshire County Council.
After 189km, the cyclists will sprint to the finish in Nottingham, where cheering crowds will greet them, and an afternoon of free family and cycling activities will be put on for everyone to enjoy.
The top twenty cycling teams in the world are expected at the race – the 2014 line up included Team Sky, Team Raleigh, Rapha Condor-JLT and Team Great Britain, and featured cyclists such as Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ben Swift and The Milk Race 2015 male winner Kristian House.
Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council, said: “Nottingham is proud to be preparing to welcome The Aviva Tour of Britain for a prestigious Friday evening stage finish this September. It will be a fantastic day out that will also give a boost to the local economy. World class cycling events like The Tour, combined with our ambitious programme of investment in cycling infrastructure help to make Nottingham a leading cycle city.”
Mick Bennett, Race Director of The Aviva Tour of Britain organisers SweetSpot said;
“Stage Six will not be an easy stage at all for the riders, and may well be the toughest of the entire 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain. We have an exciting and very scenic route joining two cities both with a rich cycling heritage, which is sure to play a part in shaping the overall race for the Aviva Yellow Jersey.”
Nottingham City Council’s sponsorship and advertising team is seeking sponsors to support the event and have their brand associated with the fastest growing sport in the UK. Businesses who are interested should get in touch with the Sponsorship Team on 0115 876 3360 or firstname.lastname@example.org