Tewkesbury Borough will host the start of stage seven of the Tour of Britain this year on Saturday, 9 September.
The race will start at 11am at the Crescent in Tewkesbury, and cyclists will pass through the borough’s countryside – including Stoke Orchard, Bishop’s Cleeve and Winchcombe – before finishing by the historic Gloucester Docks around 3pm.
The route will really test the riders and showcase the incredible scenery and landscape that Gloucestershire has to offer.
This stage was originally scheduled to feature in last year’s Tour of Britain, but was cancelled following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
A range of activities and entertainment is planned before the race start, which is expected to attract local cycling enthusiasts and visitors to the borough.
Councillor Alex Hegenbarth, Lead Member for Housing, Health and Wellbeing, said: “We are delighted that Tewkesbury will host the start of stage seven of the 2023 Tour of Britain later this year.
“It is a huge occasion for our medieval market town to be chosen as the starting point for the race, and we are really looking forward to welcoming spectators and cycling enthusiasts to watch some of the best cyclists in the world ride through the town.
“Please join us at the Crescent or along the route on race day to give the competitors a fabulous Tewkesbury Borough cheer as they get underway.”
More details on Gloucestershire’s Tour of Britain stage, including the full route, can be viewed on the Gloucestershire County Council website.
A number of road closures are planned across the borough to allow the race to go ahead safely. More information on these can be viewed here.