Tour of Britain is here
With Great British Cycling fans already treated to a fabulous summer of Tour de France cycling, where Britain not only had 2 cyclists winning stages on the most prestigious of world cycling tours, but Chris Froome won his third tour title with a monumental effort…did someone say Knighthood?? Then if that excitement wasn’t enough, came the epic efforts of the GB cycling Rio olympics team, topping the charts and bringing home truck loads of medals. It really has been a summer to remember for British cycling, so what is next…
Well the Tour of Britain of course or Le Tour de Britania as the French would say! It is the premier multistage cycling event held each year in Britain, spanning Scotland, England and Wales. This years tour of Britain will be include 8 stages raced over 8 days, and will see some of the worlds top Cyclists participating, in particular Mark Cavendish and Sir Bradley Wiggins.
A Brief History of the Tour of Britain
The tour was formed in 1945 after world war 2 and was held every year thereafter up until 1999 where the tour was no longer run. However in 2004 with new sponsorship and thousands of eager fans the tour of Britain was reborn. And now in 2016 is set to be the strongest field ever assembled for the multistage race.
Their are several opportunities for the general public to take to the steets in support of the Tour of Britain. The tour begins on 6th September 2016 and finishes on 13th September 2016. With hundreds of miles being Cycled over the next week, it could provide the perfect day out for you and your family and be a great way to encourage them to take to their bikes. Cycling is afterall fun, great exercise and one of the easiest and economical forms of transport available.
Bicycles for everyday use cost as little as £150. Bike Shop London and our partners often offer great bikes at vastly discounted rates, due to stock clearance, so you can always find a bargain.
So what are you waiting for? Get outside and start supporting the Tour of Britain and we hope to see many British riders on the podium over the next week.