Tour Of Britain & Roads Closed Saturday

By pfog Last edited 107 months ago
Tour Of Britain & Roads Closed Saturday

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The Tour of Britain finishes in London on Saturday, which means pro-cycling fans can get up close to people with large legs as they whizz by on amazingly expensive bikes. Starting at Whitehall, the 92km London stage will see the riders perform 10 laps of a closed off route along the embankment from Westminster Bridge to Tower Hill. Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen is on a hot streak, winning the last 4 stages, with the best British hope Russell Downing 35 seconds behind.

The riders will be warming up on the route from 1.30pm, racing from 2pm, and should be finishing at about 4pm. We suggest you get there for the warm up for a chance to actually see the riders. Whitehall will probably be the best place to catch the excitement, thanks to the 'Hot Spot Sprints' at the ends of laps 3, 5, and 7. And the finish itself, of course.

If that all seems too fast on two wheels, don't forget you'll be able to ride pretty much the same route the next day as part of London's Skyride.

Last Updated 18 September 2009