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Cheer on the Tour of Britain in a town or village near you!

The Borough welcomes the national OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Saturday September 8 for the very first time!

It’s a fantastic opportunity for you and your community to cheer on the 120 top cyclists as they battle out the start of the seventh stage of the Tour together with thousands of cycling enthusiasts and visitors.

Scroll down to find out the key information at the race start in West Bridgford and what is going on in your local community to celebrate the Tour across the Borough.

Timings shown are approximate as to when it is anticipated the race will arrive in each community.

Please remember rolling road closures will mean closures of roads around the route around 15 minutes before and after these times.

Key race start information – Central Avenue, West Bridgford 10:30am

Stage Seven of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain starts on Central Avenue in West Bridgford, NG2 5GR on Saturday September 8.

The build-up starts from 8am ahead of the race start at 10.30am.

 

Accessibility

Please use these car parks:

Bridge Field, Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, NG2 6AP, £5, 300 spaces available from 8am onwards – spectators advised to arrive by 9am latest to avoid rolling road closures.

Please access this site via the north entrance to Bridgford Road on the A60 Loughborough Road adjacent to Trent Bride cricket ground. Southern access to Bridgford Road from Rectory Road will be closed.

County Hall, Loughborough Road, Nottingham NG2 7QP, £5, 450 spaces available from 8am onwards – spectators advised to arrive by 9am latest to avoid rolling road closures

Nottinghamshire Rugby Club, 1 Home Road, Lady Bay, West Bridgford, NG2 5AA, 200 spaces available spectators, spectators advised to arrive by 9am latest to avoid rolling road closures

Please note that Bridgford Road car park will be closed for the duration of the event until early afternoon.

Bike Parking:  

Available at Bridgford Park tennis courts on Bridgford Park, NG2 6AT.

Road closures:

Owing to the start location of Stage Seven, a full road closure will be in operation on Central Avenue in West Bridgford, NG2 5GR from 4am on the morning of the race.

Rolling road closures will be operational on roads around Central Avenue from 10am onwards.

The southern part of Bridgford Road from Stratford Road through to Rectory Road will also be closed from 4am.

Rolling road closures will be operational on roads around Central Avenue from 10am onwards.

Activities Timetable:

Don’t miss the race build-up and signing on of the riders which takes place on Central Avenue and the adjacent Croquet Lawn from 8.30am to the race start at 10.30am and features:

- Live music - Back Chat Brass band entertaining the crowds

- Street performers

- Family entertainment

- Opportunity to see the teams warming up and meet your cycling heroes

- Food and drink available from adjacent coffee bars and restaurants

Further information available soon here on the full schedule of celebrations around the start.

Compton Acres - 10:40am

Residents and businesses are formultating ideas on how to acknowledge the race. More details here soon.

 

Ruddington- 10:46am

Villagers and the Parish Council in Ruddington met on July 26 and discussed further ways they could be celebrating the race following last week’s appeal to locate and decorate old bikes.

Many may now centre some of their efforts around a smiley theme for children and adults alike to easily create smiley faces to cheer on the cyclists as they race by.

Also, The Framework Knitters museum are looking into knitting scarves in Tour colours to welcome the riders as they pass down Wilford Road, Highstreet and Kirk Lane in the village. The group also discussed a large sign that could spell out the villages name for the ITV4 cameras to capture.

Bradmore - 10:50am

The Parish Council met in early July to discuss how to embrace the event. The village craft group are among those looking at ways to colourfully decorate Loughborough Road in the village with jersey colour related bunting.

Bunny- 10:51am

Villagers in Bunny had the opportunity to input their ideas at a special meeting on July 31 and have aptly decided to lend their support around bunny shaped items being placed along the route in the village to celebrate the tour. Land art is being explored by land owners for the TV cameras to capture and the Rancliffe Arms in the village will be opening early on the day of the race to act as one of the key points in to see the cyclists race by.

 

East Leake - 10:59am

The village Horticultural fayre and music festival takes place same day that the Tour passes through. The Parish Council are giving out a knitting pattern so residents can knit their own yellow and green bunting to hang throughout the village and Kkeen knitters are already well underway with some colourful creations.

British Gypsum are also very keen to get involved focusing on cycle safety especially on the roads and where large vehicles are concerned. They are planning on having a few of their vehicles out on the day as an attraction and to further encourage spectators are hoping to offer cycle safety checks and bike marking on site on the day.

Costock- 11:02am

Residents and businesses are formultating ideas on how to acknowledge the race. More details here soon.

Wysall - 11:07am

Villagers have been able to appoint leaders to groups for catering, entertaining, decorating and parking. They have been offered use of two WattBike machines and offering suitable prizes.

Keyworth - 11:12am

Keyworth Parish Council have said there is potential for event on the recreational ground, a family picnic with food on site provided by Keyworth Scouts. The Village Hall will open for hot drinks, bathroom facilities, parking and there may be sporting activities on the rec in the afternoon.

They are encouraging businesses along Main Street to dress their windows and encouraging residential properties along Nottingham Road to decorate front gardens, using bunting and flags with the possibility for prizes for best dressed business window and residential front garden.

The Parish Council also had a presence at the Keyworth Show to offer further information and ideas of how event goers could get involved.

Plumtree- 11:16am

In Plumtree the Parish Council and local villagers are hoping to decorate bikes to display in prominent points throughout the village and are appealing for more bikes to be donated so they can be used as a colourful celebration of the tour instead.

They are also hoping to decorate the route with lots of yellow bunting and to ring the church bells as the cyclists fly past. Opportunities for refreshments for spectators in Burnside Hall are also being explored as well as any spaces that could be used for Land Art.

Villagers in neighbouring Normanton-on-the-Wolds are set to decorate the Millennium Stone and decorate bikes to place along the route.

Tollerton - 11:18am

The Parish Council is set to stage a cheer point on Huntsman’s Green and along Cotgrave Road, where the cyclists pass through. 

The Cheer Point will be open from 10.30am and it is hoped that parking close by will be available. The Parish Council are also working with some local groups to provide refreshments and entertainment. Tollerton Scout Group have confirmed that they will be offering teas, coffees and breakfast cobs.

They are currently seeking bicycles which Tollerton School children will be painting in July and these will then appear on the green at the end of term. They are also asking residents that live on Cotgrave Road to decorate their house or garden with yellow bunting, jerseys or bikes.  There will be a prize offered for the best decorated property.

Cotgrave- 11:21am

Cotgrave Town Council is working in partnership with Parkwood Leisure to promote the Tour.

They have managed to source several bikes which they are going to paint and place then along the route along with two banners.

Parkwood Cotgrave are going to place some spin bikes on an area near the Post Office on the day of the event and let residents have a trial.

They are currently exploring possible ideas for land art too.

Yellow ribbons will be placed on the cemetery fence and yellow bikes along the route, final locations to be confirmed.

Cotgrave library are holding a decorating bunting and bikes session for local children on Tuesday September 4 and are hoping to set budding artists to work at designing flags and banners.

Cropwell Bishop - 11:26am

The Parish Council and local villagers are hoping to decorate bikes to display in prominent points throughout the village and are appealing for more bikes to recycle so they can be used as a colourful celebration of the tour instead.

They are also encouraging those that will congregate within the village for the event, to dress and paint their faces in the theme colours of yellow and green and bring items such as bike bells to make as much noise as possible to provide further encouragement to the cyclists.

Those that live in the village are urged to decorate their houses and gardens that can be viewed from the route as a prize will be offered for the best dressed house. There will also be a prize on offer for the best dressed business in the area.

The farming machinery company John Deere are set to fully embrace the race’s arrival too. 

A selection of their smaller tractors are set to be placed around the village and they are set to provide yellow balloons to help children in the village make colourful creations to decorate the route.  They are also happy to provide yellow bunting which villagers will use in some of the areas around the village. 

The firm are planning to provide yellow and green spray paint and gloves so local children are able to spray paint old bikes on the morning of Monday 20 August at the back of the old school, in an event hosted by the Parish Council.

On the morning of Race Day at the Old School (8 – 10am) face paints will be available for local villagers to apply and there will also be free balloons.

Clarion Cycle Club are decorating the Lime Kiln Area with banners and a washing line decorated with club shirts whilst Belvoir Bike Club are decorating the Church Street Corner.

Cropwell Butler - 11:30am

Meetings are ongoing among community groups and there will be more news here soon.

 

Radcliffe-on-Trent- 11:34am

The community and Parish Council met on Thursday 19 July at The Grange to chat through the village's ideas and a village knitting group is now busy making yellow decorations and bunting.

Shelford- 11:41am

Villagers in Shelford are set to paint two bikes to mark the Tour's arrival and the local WI are knitting items to mark their support for the race. A land owner has also kindly agreed to a Tour of Britain banner to be displayed on their barn adjacent to Main Road to greet the cyclists as they pass through the final part of the Tour in Rushcliffe.


Questions?

Email media@rushcliffe.gov.uk or call 0115 914 8555 to find out more.

Remember to invite your friends from afar to what promises to be a truly memorable event here in the Borough.

Residents and businesses are being reassured that road closures will be fully publicised ahead of the event.

Save the date, Saturday September 8 and get involved! The best place to keep up to date is on this page or our facebookInstagram or twitter pages.

 

Zoom in on the map below to see the exact route of The Tour in Rushcliffe and if it passes through your neighbourhood.