Welcome to Warwickshire – the ‘Spectator Stage’
This summer for the second year in a row it is all about cycling in Warwickshire, as The OVO Energy Tour of Britain is coming to the county on Friday 13 September 2019. After the success of hosting the OVO Energy Womens Tour for four years.
Beginning in George Square Glasgow on Saturday 7 September, the eight day race will take the world’s top teams and riders across a 1,250-kilometre route through the south of Scotland, England’s North East and North West and the Heart of England before the finale takes place in Manchester for the first time on Saturday 14 September.
Across the eight stages riders will tackle uphill finishes at in Newcastle-upon-Tyne city centre, Kendal in Cumbria and Burton Dassett Country Park in Warwickshire.
Warwickshire will be hosting Stage 7 of the Tour of Britain this year. Stage 4 will build on the success of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain’s visit to Warwickshire in 2018 by bringing the men’s race to the county for the first time in its modern guise.
This years stage will see the world’s top teams and riders racing from Warwick town centre to the hill-top finish at Burton Dassett Country Park over a 186.5-kilometre (116-mile) route, replicating much of stage four of June’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour.
The world’s top riders will pass through the University of Warwick, Kenilworth, Meriden (home to the National Cyclists’ Memorial), Atherstone, Bedworth and Wellesbourne. Action is guaranteed on the climb of Sun Rising Hill, with the stage ends with three ascents of Burton Dassett (1.7- kilometre, 4.9% average, and climb) as part of a 12-kilometre finishing circuit.
As well as the challenging route, British fans can also look forward to once again welcoming a star-studded line-up of teams to race on home roads this September.