Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men 2024 route revealed

The Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men 2024 has announced its host venues, promising six thrilling stages from Kelso in the Scottish Borders to Felixstowe on the Suffolk coast. This 20th edition of Britain’s premier national tour will traverse regions including the Scottish Borders, Tees Valley, South Yorkshire, West Northamptonshire, and East Suffolk.

2024 Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men Route

Stage 1: Scottish Borders

The race kicks off on Tuesday 3rd September in the scenic Scottish Borders, with an opening stage starting and finishing in Kelso’s cobbled market square. This stage will feature a finishing circuit, providing spectators a chance to witness the action unfold. Councillor Scott Hamilton expressed pride in hosting the event, recognising its impact on the community and local economy.

Stage 2: Tees Valley

On Wednesday 4th September, the race moves to Tees Valley, starting in Darlington. This area has become familiar to cycling fans, having hosted various races, including the Lloyds Bank National Circuit Race Championships. The route includes a challenging climb of Saltburn Bank, ending on the Redcar seafront. Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen commented, “It is fantastic news that our area will be hosting a stage of the Tour of Britain and we look forward to welcoming some of the world’s best riders.”

Stage 3: South Yorkshire

Thursday 5th September sees the race return to South Yorkshire for the first time since 2007. The stage starts in Sheffield and finishes in Barnsley, a town well-versed in professional cycling events. South Yorkshire’s Mayor Oliver Coppard noted the region’s enthusiasm for cycling, saying, “South Yorkshire is a place that loves a bike race, and even more, loves to welcome the world.”

Stage 4: West Northamptonshire

Details for stage four, set for Friday 6th September, will be announced soon. However, West Northamptonshire Council’s Cllr Daniel Lister is already excited, stating, “Events like this play an important role in bringing communities together and inspiring people to take up sport and live a more active and healthier lifestyle.”

Stage 5: Northampton

The penultimate stage on Saturday 7th September takes place in Northampton, marking the men’s Tour’s first visit. The town has previously hosted stages of the women’s race, drawing record spectator numbers. The excitement is palpable as the council looks forward to another successful event, with Cllr Lister highlighting the positive impact on local communities and economies.

Picture by Olly Hassell/SWpix.com – 07/09/2023 – Cycling – 2023 Tour of Britain – Stage 5: Felixstowe to Felixstowe (192.4km) – The Peloton rolling out during the neutralised start in Felixstowe

Stage 6: East Suffolk

The final stage on Sunday 8th September starts and finishes in East Suffolk, beginning from Lowestoft’s promenade and ending on Sea Road in Felixstowe. East Suffolk Council’s Cllr Sarah Whitelock shared her enthusiasm, stating, “We are thrilled to see the return of the Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men this year, which is especially exciting as the entire final stage will be held within East Suffolk.”

British Cycling Events Managing Director, Jonathan Day, expressed gratitude towards local partners and communities supporting the race. He said, “We’re delighted to be bringing top-level racing and the joy of cycling to communities across the country in September.”

More details, including route maps and detailed timings for all six stages, will be announced in the coming weeks.

All photo credits: SWPix.com

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