Details of the Aviva Tour of Britain route through Erewash on stage six of this year’s race have been confirmed – and it includes an exciting sprint section in the borough.
Some of the world’s top cyclists will be taking part in the internationally-renowned Tour and will race into the borough on Friday 11 September during the 189km stage from Stoke through to Nottingham.
The riders are expected to reach Erewash early afternoon along the A609 into Stanley Common, with the lead car due to arrive around 2.35pm and the main pack around 2.50pm
The race will continue through West Hallam with the thrilling sprint section taking place on the A609 High Lane East alongside Straw’s Bridge Nature Reserve. Organisers expect a big-turnout at this site to watch the sprint finish and spectators are being advised to be in place by 1.15pm to have a chance to see and cheer on the riders as they sprint through.
Supporters can also see the riders as they continue along Derby Road to the White Lion Square roundabout and then speed out of the borough on the A609 Nottingham Road to their final destination at Nottingham’s Forest Recreation Ground.
Students from the Kirk Hallam Community Academy have already pledged to cheer on the world famous cyclists when they pass the academy on High Lane East / Derby Road during the sprint section of the race.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, said:
“We are very honoured to have the Tour of Britain passing through our borough and we want to ensure that we give the world’s best riders a very warm Erewash welcome. Let’s go cycle crazy and turn out in force to cheer on the world’s most famous cyclists – and we would also encourage supporters to organise a celebration event for the occasion.”
Anyone organising a local event in support of the Tour can contact the council’s Sport and Leisure team – organisers should email details of their local event to [email protected] and can request flags to help cheer on the tour’s cycling superstars.
For all the latest details of the timings and the route of the Aviva Tour of Britain 2015 visit www.tourofbritain.co.uk