Tour of Britain cycling comes to Devon

The Tour of Britain will once again be arriving in Devon on Friday 9 September 2016.

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The full 8 Stage Tour runs from September 4-11, and the Devon leg of the tour is Stage 6.  Starting in Sidmouth on East Devon’s Jurassic Coast, the Devon stage will cover 150 kilometres of gruelling hilly countryside, finishing with a 6 kilometre climb to Haytor – a repeat of 2013’s summit finish.

The route will be passing through: Ottery St Mary, Honiton, Tiverton, Crediton, Chudleigh, Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey. During the Tour’s last Sidmouth to Dartmoor stage back in 2013, a record 250,000 spectators turned out to watch the cyclists. This new route has over 3,000 metres of climbing and fast descents on narrow roads, so it promises to be a great spectator stage and one not to be missed!

Several of Devon’s Top Attractions are getting on their bikes to support the Tour of Britain, and providing special offers to visitors whilst  this prestigious sporting event is in action.

The Milky Way Adventure Park in North Devon are offering half price entry and a free bottle of water for each person arriving by bicycle during September 4-11, and over at Dartington Crystal Visitor Centre anyone arriving on a bicycle between September 4-10 2016 will receive free entry.

And in mid-Devon, arrive at Pennywell Farm or Powderham Castle by bicycle during September 4-11 and you’ll receive a 50% discount off admission tickets.

Simon Fishwick, Chairman of Devon Association of Tourist Attractions, said “It’s great to see so much support for the Tour of Britain. We hope the special offers will be enjoyed by locals and encourage them to get on their bikes, and that visitors here for the event will stay a while longer and see what else Devon has to offer”.

Check out www.devontopattractions.com for more information and opening times on these special Tour of Britain offers.