Nottingham welcomes the Aviva Tour of Britain
Nottingham is getting ready to welcome the top cyclists in the world on Friday 11 September.
120 riders from 20 of the world’s top teams will race into Nottingham, including world famous cyclists Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, and Kristian House. The riders will arrive between 2:50pm and 3:50pm on 11 September, providing locals and visitors with a thrilling city finish to Stage 6 of the race.
Riders will set off from Stoke-On-Trent and make their way across the hills of Derbyshire before their 192.8km journey ends at The Forest Recreation Ground. Visitors to The Forest can enjoy free activities including live music as they await the finish. Homemade Café on the newly redeveloped pavilion will also be open, serving food and drink,with space to watch the finish from the Terrace.
Coverage of the Aviva Tour of Britain will be seen in more than 200 million homes around the world, raising the profile of Nottingham as a global destination for visitors And investment.
Tour de France victors Team Sky will compete in the Aviva Tour of Britain, leading a line-up that includes ten teams that raced in the Tour de France, plus Team WIGGINS and Team Raleigh GAC.*
Biocity has partnered with Nottingham City Council to become the headline sponsor of Stage 6 of the Tour.
Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council, said: “Nottingham is hugely looking forward to welcoming the Tour of Britain for the first time since 2012. Cycling is a massive and important part of our heritage, and our future too as we begin works in the £6.1million project to improve cycling routes around the city.
“What a fantastic week for Nottingham with the Tour of Britain, celebrations for the new Harvey Hadden Sports Village – which includes a brand new cycling circuit – and free entry at Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey this weekend! Thanks to our Stage sponsors BioCity for helping us to put on this great event for the city.”
Dr Glenn Crocker MBE, CEO of BioCity, said: “It is great to see the Tour of Britain and with it, Sir Bradley Wiggins, coming to Nottingham. We are all excited to be a part of it. Teamwork is essential to any successful organisation and this is epitomised in cycling, as I’m sure Sir Bradley will be the first to acknowledge. It chimes with our ethos here at BioCity and MediCity as we are working all the way with our companies to drive them onwards towards growth and their peak potential.
“Our companies are part of the wider healthcare ecosystem, both encouraging proactive health and supporting healthcare challenges. We’ve been inspired by the tour coming to Nottingham and will even be staging our own BioCity Bike Ride on Wednesday 9th of September, ahead of the Tour of Britain, everyone is welcome to join us – it’s a great way to keep fit and have fun as part of a wider organisation.”