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West Northants to host stage of men's Tour of Britain

Parks, sports and leisure

10 July 2024

Ramus Tiller wins in Gloucester during the 2023 event

West Northamptonshire will welcome Britain’s biggest professional cycle this September, as we play host to the penultimate stage of the Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men.

Taking place on Saturday 7 September, the stage will start in Northampton town centre and take in a route through West Northamptonshire of around 150 kilometres (93 miles), before heading back to the finish line in Northampton.

We’re delighted to be bringing top-level racing and the joy of cycling to communities across the country in September, with six stages to showcase the very best of Britain’s character and terrain.

We’re enormously thankful to the local partners who are supporting the delivery of this year’s race, as we look to build on the momentum of June’s successful Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Women. I’ve no doubt that their communities will be out in force to welcome the riders, and make it another memorable week of racing to cap off a huge summer of cycling.
British Cycling Events Managing Director, Jonathan Day

This area is no stranger to professional cycling, having held women’s Tours of Britain in 2014 and 2016, but this will mark the first occasion that the men’s event has come to the county.

We are extremely excited to be hosting the world-class Tour of Britain race for the first time this September.

Events like this play an important role in bringing communities together and inspiring people to take up sport and live a more active and healthier lifestyle. They also provide a significant boost to our local economy and showcase our wonderful area to a global audience.

When previously hosting the Women’s Tour we saw a record number of spectators visiting West Northamptonshire and lining the route to show their support and we very much hope to witness that again this year as we celebrate all those taking part in the race.

As a Council we are committed to providing opportunities to get involved in sports and physical activity and by hosting this international event showcasing prominent cyclists we hope to inspire the next generation of budding athletes right here in West Northants.
Cllr Daniel Lister, Cabinet Member for Local Economy, Culture and Leisure

The Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men begins in the Scottish Borders on Tuesday 3 September, visiting the Tees Valley, and South Yorkshire over subsequent stages. 

Following the stage in West Northamptonshire the race concludes in Suffolk on Sunday 8 September after six stages of racing.

More details of the Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men, including the stage five route map, detailed stage timings, and competing teams will be announced in the coming weeks.

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