If you haven’t heard this year’s Tour of Britain is coming to the Cotswolds again and this time it’s right in our back yard with stage 7 finishing in Cheltenham! This is a fantastic opportunity to see world tour pro cyclists riding roads The Woodmancote Wheelers regularly ride.
The Woodmancote Wheelers were identified by Tewkesbury Borough Council as a local cycle club and invited along to recent briefings on the stage plans and to engage on plans for events along the route for the day of the stage.
The event will be open to anybody whether club members, family, friends or people from the local community. We hope to have TV screens showing the race live, a pay bar, barbecue and maybe even some live music following the end of the stage. Newlands will host these facilities and The Woodmancote Wheelers are proud to help promote the event and bring a cycling theme.
The date is Saturday 9th September and the pro riders are expected on Southam Lane between 14:30 – 15:25 depending on the pace of the stage. They will only have a few kilometres left off the stage by the time they pass Newlands, so the pace will be high with the peloton possibly chasing down a breakaway for the sprint finish in Cheltenham.
The Woodmancote Wheelers intend to run a club ride in the morning heading out towards Stow to pick up the route and ride it back to the stage finish. You can watch out for the ride on our club rides page, new comers are welcome but please inform us that you will be attending through the contact us page.
In the meantime why not sit back and enjoy the promotional video: