Cycling Tour of Britain comes to South Gloucestershire this week
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South Gloucestershire is gearing up to welcome some of world’s top cyclists as they journey through the district on Wednesday 10 September as part of the Tour of Britain race.
Stage 4 of the race stretches from Worcester to Bristol. The riders are expected to enter South Gloucestershire shortly after 2pm on Wednesday as they cycle through Charfield, Cromhall, Bagstone, Rangeworthy, Iron Acton, Frampton Cotterell, Winterbourne, Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Filton.
The Tour of Britain is the UK’s biggest free-to-watch sporting event, offering a unique opportunity for South Gloucestershire residents to experience professional cycling up close as the riders race through the district.
Rolling road closures controlled by the tour’s organisers will be in place throughout the event to minimise disruption and to keep spectators safe as they try to catch a glimpse of former Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins and sprint rider Mark Cavendish.
The 2014 Friends Life Tour of Britain started on Sunday September 7 and runs until Sunday 14 September, and includes nine stages over eight days of racing. For further details go to www.tourofbritain.co.uk
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