The 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain kicks off today, with the first stage starting from Beaumaris in Wales, before heading around the country through eight stages, with the final stage seeing riders race through the streets of London next Sunday.
Stage 1, Sunday, September 6, Beaumaris to Wrexham, 178km
Stage 2, Monday, September 7, Clitheroe to Colne, 227km
Stage 3, Tuesday, September 8, Cockermouth to Floors Castle, 216km
Stage 4, Wednesday, September 9, Edinburgh to Blyth, 217km
Stage 5, Thursday, September 10, Prudhoe to Hartside, 166km
Stage 6, Friday, September 11, Stoke-on-Trent to Nottingham, 193km
Stage 7, Saturday, September 12, Fakenham to Ipswich, 227km
Stage 8, Sunday, September 13, London, 87km
There’s some big names on the start list including Alex Dowsett, Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins, Taylor Phinney and Andre Greipel, who will be looking to go head to head with the Manx Missile for a stage or two. It’s a shame there’s no stage coming through the Surrey Hills this year, it was a real blast riding out to see them boss our local climbs over the past couple of years.