Crowds and sunshine come out for Devon Stage of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain

The AJ Bell Tour of Britain was greeted with a welcome that was as warm as the temperatures in Devon today (Monday 6 September).

Devon hosted Stage Two of this year’s race, with the professional riders starting in Sherford under blue skies, matching the AJ Bell Leader’s jersey worn by Olympic silver medallist Wout Van Aert at the start of the day after his victory in the opening...

Competition winners scoop VIP Tour tickets

Four lucky cycling fans have won VIP tickets to see the finish of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain Devon Stage in Exeter on Monday (6 September) – thanks to Devon County Council.

The Council has announced the winners of two pairs of Tour hospitality tickets that were up for grabs through its selfie photo competition and a competition through its new @devontob Instagram account.


Belgian star Wout Van Aert to make Tour of Britain debut in 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medallist and six-time Tour de France stage winner Wout Van Aert will make his Tour of Britain debut next month. The Belgian star is the second rider confirmed for this year’s Tour, which starts in Penzance, Cornwall, on Sunday 5 September and will race into Devon the following day (Monday 6 September). Van Aert will lead the Dutch Jumbo-Visma team at the UK’s biggest cycle...

Unprecedented advance ticket sales for Devon County Show 2021

Unprecedented advance ticket sales for Devon County Show 2021

The Devon County Show have announced unprecedented demand for their advance show tickets, with sales up 600% year on year, as people rush to secure their attendance at this year’s show after a 26 month absence.

The show this year on 2, 3 and 4 July will be the 125th in the Show’s history and will be the first County Show to make an appearance on the circuit in 22 months.


NHS, Christmas, Covid-19, New Year

A difficult year – with hope for the future

A joint New Year message from Steve Brown, director of public health Devon County Council and Dr Rob Dyer, NHS medical director for Devon.

It is customary at this time of year to reflect, to look at the last 12-months – and then to look ahead.

2020 was certainly like no other for many of us.

What we expected at the beginning of the year - the usual trials and...

Plymouth College of Art launch remote January-start design degrees for 2021

For anybody considering a degree in art, design, craft or digital media, it’s not too late to join Plymouth College of Art and kickstart a career in the creative industries, which contributed over £111bn to the UK economy in 2018, the equivalent of a massive £13 million an hour. The college is launching a wave of new January 2021 entry (Spring term) BA (Hons) degrees, which allow a global...

Devon County Show

Devon County Show organisers announce new July dates

The Devon County Agricultural Association is delighted to announce that the 125th Devon County Show will take place on Friday 2nd Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July 2021.

The County Show, that was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will move from its usual mid-May dates for next year only. Mary Quicke, DCAA Chairman said ‘we are absolutely committed to holding our Devon...

Tour of Britain postponed until September 2021

The organisers of the Tour of Britain have announced that this year’s race has been postponed.

Devon County Council had been due to host Stage Two of this year’s race in September with a route that was planned to start in Sherford and finish in Exeter.

However, the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic has prompted Sweetspot Group, which runs the Tour, to confirm that...