Vil­lages in­cluded on Tour of Bri­tain route

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS -

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.”

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