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The Lake District welcomes the Tour of Britain


The Lake District welcomes the Tour of Britain
For the second time in four years the Tour of Britain will be finishing in Kendal.
The Lake District will be welcoming some of the best racers in the world on Monday 5th September. With many of the Tour de France teams competing including Team Sky, Movistar, Dimension Data & BMC Racing.

The second stage of the race, which starts in Carlisle and doesn’t leave Cumbria will visit many of the popular Holiday destinations in the Lake District; Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness and finally finishing in Kendal.

There are many places that spectators can watch this great event, you can see the Yodel Sprint in Grasmere or see the races at the beginning of the SKODA mountain climb up Kirkstone Pass in Ambleside or even get to the top before the racers arrive at the top of the 394m climb. You can also catch the teams as they cycle through Bowness.

This 188.2 mile stage of the Tour of Britain has been designed to showcase Cumbria’s flood recovery work. If you are looking to take in this great event then below are some of the other key points that we would recommend and the times that the riders are believed to be arriving.


2.06pm-2.45pm – A591 riders approaching Grasmere
2.13pm-2.54pm – Yodel Sprint – Broadgate/Church Stile, Grasmere
2.18pm-3.00pm – A591 Rydal
2.20pm-3.03pm – Arrive Ambleside
2.21pm-3.04pm – Start of King of the Mountains – The Struggle, Ambleside
2.28pm-3.12pm – Finish of King of the Mountains – Kirkstone Inn, Kirkstone Pass
2.37pm-3.23pm – Rayrigg Road, Windermere
2.39pm-3.25pm – A592/Promenade, Bowness
2.41pm-3.27pm – Longtail Hill, Bowness
2.47pm-3.36pm – B5284 Crook
2.52pm-3.41pm – Windermere Road, Kendal
2.54pm-3.44pm – Stricklandgate/Highgate, Kendal
2.55pm-3.45pm – Stage Finish – Beast Banks, Kendal

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