The 2021 Tour of Britain arrives in Cornwall and Devon in September, as the two counties host the Grand Départ and the second leg of the race across the country.
For eight days, riders from some of the best teams in the world of cycling will pass through towns, villages and villages – starting in Penzance and ending in Aberdeen.
In total, a hundred cyclists will compete to win jerseys at each stage and cross the finish line as soon as possible.
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And the event organizers are calling on the locals to come out and show their support for these competitors, either by finding a place along the race route to cheer them on, or by heading to your start or finish line. local arrival to see the race in style.
If you are not able to step outside and watch from the side, fear not, you will be able to watch all of the action on TV as well.
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How much does it cost to watch?
The Tour of Britain is free, making it one of the most accessible and user-friendly events on the UK sporting calendar.
For the most part, racing fans just need to find a safe spot along the route and encourage the passage of bikes – which is even easier when the route passes through your area.
There are, however, some options for getting a hospitality package at the start and finish lines of each stage – probably the most popular spots for spectators (and probably the most crowded).
There are things like a breakfast club, a tour speaker, and even tailor-made hospitality packages for you to enjoy – each designed to make you feel like a true VIP.
You can click here for more information on how to choose the right one for you.
The best places to watch the race
With the route changing every year, there are no set viewpoints that are known to get the best views from year to year.
However, there are always parts along each day’s route that will provide a great place to watch the race, while the towns and villages the runners pass through get into the spirit of the event.
The official Tour of Britain website also states: “The SKODA King of the Mountains climbs and Eisberg sprints are particularly interesting, as crowds line the roads to see riders racing to the line to pick up invaluable points at looking for one of the race leader jerseys.
“All SKODA King of the Mountains and Eisberg sprints are clearly marked on each stage card. Our partners will also distribute many gifts and gifts at these locations!
“Anyone going to the start or finish of any stage will have the chance to get up close and personal with some of the sport’s biggest stars – we recommend bringing a pen or two for autographs!”
Can you watch it on TV?
ITV4 is the official broadcaster of the Tour of Britain and will live stream the 2021 race.
Eurosport will also be broadcasting live coverage – the Tour of Britain Television page on the website will be updated from the end of August with all the details about it and which channels around the world will be showing the race.
If you are closer to the action, there will also be a large screen if possible (and depending on the nature of the location) at some stage finishes.
These will broadcast the race live in the Tour Village, as well as in the Hospitality enclosure.
How to volunteer / get involved
The Tour of Britain offers a multitude of ways to get involved.
It organizes its own team of dedicated Race Makers who are “crucial to the smooth running of the Tour and become the eyes and ears of the race organizers”.
Alternatively, you can contact your town hall and tell them directly about the range of events that will take place around the race.
Learn more about volunteering, here.
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