Route details for Devon stage of UK's top cycling race announced

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Wednesday 17th March 2021 12:44 pm
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Riders approach the finish line at Haytor in the 2016 Tour of Britain event ©StevePope/MDA

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Get ready for peloton power as the Tour of Britain pedals its way into Devon later this year.

Organisers of the event have released details today (March 17) of the Devon stage of the 2021 Tour of Britain which will see some of the world’s top cyclists facing a tough hilly ride across Dartmoor.

Stage Two of the UK’s premier cycle race takes place on September 6 with riders tackling a 185 kilometre route with 3,500 metres of climbing between Sherford and Exeter.

From the new town of Sherford the cyclists will head out along a circular route of the South Hams taking in Totnes, Dartmouth, Strete, Torcross, Kingsbridge and Ivybridge

Riders will then start the climb towards the south west fringes of Dartmoor on a route that sees them heading to Tavistock before heading out across the moor and its testing climbs toward Moretonhampstead.

The final categorised climb will be between Postbridge and the famous Warren House Inn, one of the most famous locations on Dartmoor and at 434m (1,425ft) above sea level the highest inn in southern England.

The final leg will see the peloton coming down off the moor through Dunsford and Longdown in Teignbridge and finish in Exeter’s Queen Street.

‘We’re delighted to be back in Devon with the Tour of Britain in September,’ said Hugh Roberts, Managing Director of organisers SweetSpot.

As always the Devon stage looks set to be an incredibly tough challenge. Coming the day after our first visit to Cornwall what better for cycling fans to look forward to than the opportunity to watch two days of tough racing in the beautiful south west of England.’

Full route details and stage timetables will be published later in the year. More details are available from the race’s website

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