Cycling Tour of Britian returns to the Lake District
20th March 2021
A major British sporting event will be returning to Cumbria and The Lake District this Summer.
The Tour of Britain, which is scheduled to take place in September, will see hundreds of cyclists race through Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.
Stage 6 of the race will begin in Cumbria and end in Gateshead, and stage 7 will start in Hawick and finish in Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh.
Tour of Britain postponed until September 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic
The race was scheduled to return to the region for the third consecutive year in 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on plans.
Organisers have announced this year’s Tour of Britain will take place between Sunday 5 and Sunday 12 September, starting in Penzance and finishing in Aberdeen.
In 2019, more than 10,000 spectators flocked to Cumbria for the event which generated more than £1.5 million for the local economy. Organisers are expected to announced specific locations in Cumbria soon.