Tour Of Britain

September 9, 2022

Gloucestershire will play a starring role when the Tour of Britain, the UK’s most prestigious cycle race.

You may already be aware that Gloucestershire will play a starring role in the Men’s Tour of Britain, the UK’s most prestigious cycle race, by hosting the sixth stage of the race on Friday 9 September. This marks the first time that our picturesque county will have provided the backdrop for a full day of the event. The Stage 6 route will start in Tewkesbury then head into the Cotswolds before approaching the finish by the historic Gloucester Docks via South Gloucestershire. Tetbury is included in the route so please see details on the Stage 6 route here:  


The Tour (lead car) will enter Tetbury at approximately 13.01 Hampton Street into New Church Street and out via Charlton Road by 13.31.


The route will operate a ‘rolling road closure’ system rather than a full road closure to minimise disruption to the local communities as much as possible. Therefore, the roads will only be closed for a short window (approximately 30 minutes), while the race passes through. Typically, the lead motorcycle instigating the closure is 15 minutes ahead of the lead rider. The closure then remains in place until all riders and race cars have passed through.


In July’s Heritage and Regeneration meeting the committee discussed and approved the use of bunting to decorate the lamp posts on the route and the outside of Tetbury Town Council Offices.