Devon Tour of Britain stage to start in Sidmouth

The Tour of Britain cyclists and their support teams rode right through Sidmouth on Tuesday and are

The Tour of Britain cyclists and their support teams rode right through Sidmouth on Tuesday and are pictured heading along the seafront. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 1535-37-10SH - Credit: Archant

SIDMOUTH will be part of cycling history when it hosts the start of Devon’s stage of this year’s Tour of Britain.

Scores of the planet’s top riders will set off from the town in what will be the first-ever leg of the race to feature a summit finish.

Devon County Council has today revealed the good news following the national launch of the tour - celebrating its 10th anniversary this year – in Covent Garden last night (Thursday).

Residents have been urged to pull together and put on a party atmosphere to make the event, which pulls in a worldwide audience, the ‘best ever’ on Friday, September 20.

Read more in today’s Sidmouth Herald.