Chipping Sodbury set to welcome cream of racing cyclists in Tour of Britain

August 02 2016

SPECTATORS are expected to pack the centre of Chipping Sodbury when top level cyclists race through the town in the Tour of Britain.

SPECTATORS are expected to pack the centre of Chipping Sodbury when top level cyclists race through the town in the Tour of Britain.
Sir Bradley Wiggins plans to be among the riders after returning from the Rio Olympics, with Mark Cavendish another of the big names due to feature.
The country’s premier stage race takes cyclists from Glasgow to London between September 4-11, with stage five reaching South Gloucestershire on Thursday, September 8.
Starting in Aberdare, Wales, at 11am, the route will take the pack into England and on to Wotton-under-Edge.
Having gone through the village of Kingswood, the spectacle will move swiftly on to Wickwar and along the B4060 into Chipping Sodbury.
Racers will then go up High Street and down Culverhill Road, past Chipping Sodbury School and out to Wapley.
The route continues past Westerleigh Crematorium and through Pucklechurch as the competitors make their way to Bath for the finish, which is estimated to be at 3.30pm.
Anyone who misses the stage will have a second chance of seeing the event on Saturday, September 10, when Bristol will host the penultimate day of racing.
The stage will include both an individual time trial and a circuit race, each starting on Durdham Downs.
Although final times have yet to be announced, the Bristol action is set to get going at about 10am for the time trial and about 2.30pm for the circuit race.