Tour of Britain returns to South Gloucestershire
CYCLE race the Tour of Britain will return to South Gloucestershire later this year.
The UK's premier elite race, which attracts some of the sport's biggest names, will pass through Chipping Sodbury and Yate on a looping course from Tewkesbury to Gloucester on Day Six, which will be on September 9.
More details about the race will be revealed nearer the time but the news has been welcomed by South Gloucestershire Council.
Leader Toby Savage said: "We are delighted that the Tour of Britain will be visiting South Gloucestershire in September for stage six of the race. The Tour presents an excellent way to showcase our beautiful area to its viewers as the cyclists pass through some of our towns, villages and countryside. The event will help bring local communities together as they spectate from their own neighbourhoods and hopefully provide an economic boost to local shops and businesses too.”
Photo: The Tour of Britain's progress through Winterbourne in 2014 was captured by Voice reader Kirstie Bidwell.