The Tour of Britain returns to Suffolk
The Tour of Britain returned to Suffolk this year, and thanks to the fantastic crowds and the support the event has received over the past two years, the route was chosen as the race’s Grand Depart.
On Sunday 9 September, the UK’s biggest professional cycle race started on the waterfront in Ipswich before heading on through Kesgrave, Woodbridge, Snape, Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Leiston, Reydon and Lowestoft before crossing into Norfolk near Great Yarmouth to head for the finish at the Norfolk Showground.
Follow the links below for more detailed information about the route:
- Full Stage one schedule and estimated times of arrival at locations (new window PDF 48KB)
- Detailed map of the route (new window PDF 907KB)
Full details of the Tour, which finished on Sunday 16 September, are on the Tour of Britain website at www.tourofbritain.co.uk.
The Tour reaches Market Hill in Woodbridge
Part of first stage route this year went up and down each side of historic Market Hill in Woodbridge - and the crowds turned out to watch...
Boost to the local economy
Last year’s route through Suffolk and Norfolk saw around 150,000 people line the roadside bringing a boost of over £2million to the local economy.
The television coverage of the race in more than 100 countries around the globe offers both counties a huge opportunity to showcase locations along the route to huge audiences - providing a significant potential tourism benefit.