Villages included on Tour of Britain route
VILLAGES in the area have been included on the route of this year’s Tour of Britain Event taking place during the first week in September.
The OVO Energy Tour of Britain cycle race, the biggest free-toattend sporting event returns to the area this year on Saturday, September 8, starting in West Bridgford and ending in Mansfield and on route travelling through East Leake, Costock, Wysall and Bunny…
The announcement made last week comes on the back of last year’s successful event which attracted 210,000 supporters on the day - one of the biggest turnouts across the eight-stage race across the UK.
The leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Coun. Simon Robinson said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome such a unique, prestigious event to the borough for the first time.
“We are proud of our heritage in sport and it’s fantastic we have been chosen as a host county and that so much of the stage will ride through Rushcliffe.
“It will go right across the borough in many villages and towns, so I hope all parish and town councils, schools and communi- ties will join in.
“We would like people to get out there to make this a fantastic event and we will be in touch with communities with further information very soon.
“I would also implore businesses to make the most of the opportunity in terms of profile and the obvious increased footfall in the area.”