The Tour – 2014

The Tour – 2014

This week saw the launch of this year’s Tour of Britain. In my opinion it looks a cracking route with plenty of variety for everyone including the spectators.

The race runs from Sunday 7th September to Sunday the 14th.

STAGE 1
Liverpool

STAGE 2
Knowsley to Llandudno

STAGE 3
Newtown to The Tumble (Mountain top finish)

STAGE 4
Worcester to Bristol

STAGE 5
Exmouth to Exeter

STAGE 6
Bath to Hemel Hempstead

STAGE 7
Camberley to Brighton

STAGE 8a
Time Trial – London

STAGE 8b
Circuit race – London

As you can see they race isn’t heading further north than Liverpool and I for one am happy with this. Stage transfers are a lot shorter than previous years and the Bristol to Hemel Hempstead route passes close to home. Sorry Jo, not close enough for a night at home!

It’s now time to start booking B&B’s and spend the coming months planning my route and finding the best spots to view on the route whilst still leaving enough time to get to the finish, always a challenge but we have been lucky over the years. I owe this to excellent driving (me) the race manual, which is absolutely brilliant and of course my two Sat Nav’s. One for the finish and one showing my route to the viewing point whilst avoiding the race route.

Keep an eye on my blog for further updates.

Corky

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