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Cornwall will host the Tour of Britain for the first time ever in September 2020, with the Grand Depart of the race seeing riders travel 170 kilometres through the Cornish countryside, starting in Penzance and ending in Bodmin.

The stage’s route will also visit St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Newquay and St Austell.

Details of timings for our great little city, Truro coming soon....

Background

The Tour of Britain cycle race has been held across the UK for 15 years. It is an international professional race organised by The Tour of Britain Limited and SweetSpot Group Limited in collaboration with the British Cycling Federation.

The Tour of Britain is the UK’s leading professional multi-Stage cycling race and the biggest free to watch spectator event in the country. The race attracts some of the world’s best cyclists which have previously included Mark Cavendish and Sir Bradley Wiggins.

The race is televised on ITV4 and Eurosport, which gets approximately a minimum of 500,000 viewers per live coverage of each Stage. The race is also covered extensively on BBC Radio 5Live and local radio. The race is the most prestigious road race cycling event in the UK. It also has the potential to draw a large number of visitors and spectators, bringing considerable economic boost, increased overnight stays and providing the opportunity to showcase the location of each Stage as a tourist attraction to a wider UK audience.