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Tour of Britain: A look back at the 2018 event in West Bridgford

With today’s announcement that the Tour of Britain will once again start a stage in Central Avenue, here is a look at our coverage in 2018.

• A video of the build up and start of the Tour of Britain in West Bridgford on 8th September 2018.

• A time-lapse of the 2018 route


Published 8 September 2018 – below;



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Pictures: OVO Tour of Britain Start: West Bridgford

The OVO Tour of Britain got off to an amazing start in Central Avenue, West Bridgford, before racing through Rushcliffe today, Saturday 8th September 2018 – cycling fans gathered as the rain held off for the big start.

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Cotgrave works together to celebrate The Tour of Britain

Groups and Councillors in Cotgrave cant wait for the Tour of Britain

Residents and groups in Cotgrave are busily organising activities to celebrate the Tour of Britain’s arrival in the community as it races through the town in September.

Cotgrave Town Council are working in partnership with Parkwood Leisure and Inspire Cotgrave Library on a host of cycle related opportunities, competitions and art sessions to help the event come to life as the event passes through Plumtree Road, Bingham Road and Colston Gate.

Parkwood Leisure are set to place spin bikes opposite the Post Office where residents eager to watch the cyclists can have a go at spin cycling and the yellow bikes will be placed at various points along the route through the village.

A kid’s competition run by the Town Council and the library will offer a prize for the best designed cycling jersey pennant and all the submitted designs will be transformed into colourful bunting displayed in the community on the day of the race.

The library have also organised a decorating bunting and bikes session for local children on Tuesday September 4 at their base and are hoping to set budding artists to work at designing flags and banners.

Opportunities for land art are also being explored with the Town Council hoping to display a cycling themed creation and the local Royal British Legion branch erecting a tribute to the Royal British Legion and World War One Centenary on a field between Cotgrave and Cropwell Bishop.


Bellydancing group inspired by the Tour of Britain

Katie Shirley Andy Heath of the Frame Breakers Arms Jo and Lizzie from the Nara Belly Dancers

A Bellydancing group are among the latest members of one community inspired by The Tour of Britain’s arrival and set to wow the riders with their colourful costumes as they race through Ruddington.

Farm Shop creates huge hay bale bicycle to celebrate Tour of Britain

A family Farm Shop in a rural part of Rushcliffe is creating a huge 50 foot wide bicycle made entirely of hay bales to celebrate the passing of the Tour of Britain national cycle race.

Tracy, Rupert, Samuel and Katie Harker from Harker’s Farm Shop at Clipston-on-the-Wolds are using part of their farmland to create the special land art that is taking several hours to form using over 200 70 stone round hay bales.

Harkers Farm Land Art near complete