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Tour of Britain 2016 Cycle Race Coming to Devon

Tour of Britain 2016 Cycle Race Coming to Devon

The Tour of Britain to return to Devon with summit finish

The Tour of Britain will return to Devon after a year’s absence this September. Stage Six will see the world’s top teams and riders racing from Sidmouth on the East Devon coast to the summit of Haytor on Dartmoor.

Tour of Britain Cycle RaceDartmoor hosts the only summit finish of the 2016 edition of British Cycling’s premier road cycling event on Friday 9th September.

In total the route is 152.7km long, including 3,101metres of climbs.

It was announced that the county will be holding the Devon route that will take in Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary, Honiton, Willand, Tiverton, Crediton, Moretonhampstead, Haldon Forest, and Chudleigh before climbing from Bovey Tracey to this summit finish of The Tour.

In 2013 the Devon stage, on the race’s 10th anniversary event, was so successful 250,000 spectators turned out and generated almost £5.9m of additional spending in the county.

It will be the ninth time in ten years the Tour has visited Devon with the county hosting starts and finishes of Britain’s biggest cycle race annually between 2009 and 2014. Over the past eight Devon stages around 1.25million people have watched the race in Devon along the various Stage routes around the country and it has brought in around £33m to the local economy.

Photo credit to ‘SweetSpot’

For the fifth successive year fans can look forward to enjoying daily live coverage of all eight stages on ITV4, with the channel broadcasting a three-hour live programme from each stage, plus one-hour of highlights every evening during the race.

Chain Reaction Cycles continue their partnership with the race and sponsorship of the Chain Reaction Cycles Points Classification, won in 2015 by Team WIGGIN’s Owain Doull, while UK parcel carrier Yodel will continue to sponsor the daily intermediate YodelDirect Sprints classification, which Peter Williams of ONE Pro Cycling won last September.

ŠKODA remain official car suppliers and sponsors of the King of the Mountains jersey, also won by Williams in 2015.

The Tour of Britain is British Cycling’s premier road cycling event giving cycling fans the opportunity to see the world’s best teams and riders competing on their door step.

Visit:
The Tour of Britain Website
Devon News Centre
Check the Devon Event’s Calendar for more of the upcoming county events

Cycling in Devon – The Dartmoor Way

Cycling in Devon – The Dartmoor Way

Having fun and cycling in Devon has never been more accessible until now!

We have already featured the Tour De Manche cycle route and now Devon cycling has been enhanced further with a recently launched cycle way that opened up a 95-mile circular route of Dartmoor National Park taking in the hamlets, villages and glorious countryside.

This new cycle way, The DartmoorCycling in Devon Way, is a great way to explore some of the best landscape and beautiful countryside in the area. By following the newly signed recreational route you’ll be taking a varied, interesting and attractive journey that encompasses this national parkland.

Where possible, by cycling the well-signed route, the cycle way tries to follow quiet Devon lanes and devoted cycle tracks along its journey. With a choice of places to drink, eat and stay you’ll be reinvigorated and refreshed for more..

As an alternative to the main circular route should time be more limited, you can also try the figure-of-eight High Moorland link of 26-miles or the shorter north and south circular routes.

Find out more information about The Dartmoor Way, Cycling in Devon and other Things to do on Dartmoor..

Devon Cycling – Tour de Manche

Devon Cycling – Tour de Manche

A new cycle route has just been opened between Devon and France. The Tour de Manche is a 745 mile long cycling tour that visits the English South West counties of Devon & Dorset and the French Northern areas of Brittany & Normandy.

Devon Cycling on the Tour de Manche at Exeter Quay

This beautiful cycle route passes some fantastic scenic landscapes along the way including the Jurassic Coast and Dartmoor National Park. The Devon towns of Axminster, Seaton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Exeter, Okehampton, Tavistock and Plymouth are all featured along the way.

World Cup Rugby is coming to Devon

World Cup Rugby is coming to Devon

It has been confirmed that the 2015 World Cup rugby tournament will be coming to Devon. The home of Exeter Chiefs, Sandy Park has been chosen as one of 13 venues that will host fixtures during the event.

The Devon capital, Exeter, will see three World Cup matches staged at the Chief’s state of the art stadium starting with the visit of Tonga against the qualifiers from the Africa one group.

Exeter Rugby

Plymouth & Exeter Shopping

Plymouth & Exeter Shopping

The Plymouth and Exeter Shopping pages have now been fully edited and updated with new entries for Food & Drink, Clothing & Accessories, Sports shops and lots more!

Devon Shopping

The DevonLink.co.uk shopping pages are part of a human edited Devon directory full of what’s local and useful for the area. If you are a Devon shop keeper you can list your services by following the information below each of the appropriate shopping categories.

Here are a few resources to get you going in these updated Devon towns:

Cranbrook Devon

Cranbrook Devon

Devon gets its first new town to be built since the middle ages.

The new town of Cranbrook will be a self-sufficient, low carbon community eventually offering up to 6,550 new Devon homes some of which will be classed as affordable housing.

The community will benefit from new schools, shops and transport links including a new £4.5m train station.

The town is located close to the Exeter Science Park on the outskirts of Exeter.