Tour of Britain

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.


Spectators' guide to Devon Stage of the 2021 Tour of Britain

Some of the biggest names in cycling will be competing in this year’s Tour of Britain, and if you’re planning to watch them in action in Devon on Monday 6 September you can take your pick of 115 miles along the route.

Devon County Council will host Stage Two of the 17th edition of the race on Monday 6 September, with a stella field of riders including Mark Cavendish and Wout Van Aert...

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...

Legendary sprinter Mark Cavendish confirmed as first rider for 2021 Tour of Britain

Mark Cavendish, cycling's greatest sprinter of all time, has been confirmed as the first rider for this year’s Tour of Britain. The Tour organisers have announced that the British cycling legend, who has won more stages of the modern Tour of Britain than any other rider, with 10 Stage victories, will lead his Belgian Deceuninck - Quick-Step team at the UK’s biggest race.

Devon will...

Pro cyclist gives his verdict on the Devon Stage of The Tour of Britain

Around 115 miles (185km) of the county will feature in the Devon Stage of this year’s Tour of Britain on Monday 6 September.

We asked Freddie Scheske, Devon-based pro cyclist and University of Exeter graduate, to give us his verdict on the route which starts in Sherford and finishes in Exeter.

The Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling rider is hoping to make his Tour debut next month...

Devon preparing to welcome The Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain will be making a welcome return to Devon in September with a gruelling 115-mile route awaiting some of the world's top cyclists.

Devon will host Stage Two of the 2021 Tour of Britain on Monday 6 September, starting in the new town of Sherford and finishing in Exeter.

The route takes in a number of communities on its way from the South Hams and across...

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Devon unveil Sherford to Exeter route for Tour of Britain

Devon County Council and organisers of the Tour of Britain have today (Monday 7 September) announced more details of the Devon stage of the race to mark one year to go until Britain’s biggest professional cycle race returns to the county.

Devon will host Stage Two of the 2021 Tour of Britain on Monday 6 September with a 185 kilometre (115 mile) route between Sherford and Exeter, the...

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...

Strongest ever field confirmed for Tour of Britain

Three of the world’s top five-ranked riders will be competing in Devon this Monday. (3 September).

The 2018 OVO Energy Tour of Britain, the fifteenth edition of the modern race, will feature its strongest ever field.

The Tour starts on Sunday September 2 – the Devon Stage 2 takes place on Monday September 3 and is being hosted by Devon County Council and supported by East Devon...