Tour of Britain Men’s race to finish in Suffolk

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Wout van Aert holds his arms up on the winners' podium of the Tour of BritainSWPix

The 2024 Tour of Britain Men’s race will start in Kelso, Scotland and finish in Felixstowe, Suffolk for the first time, over a reduced number of six stages.

The race will be overseen by British Cycling this year after previous organiser Sweetspot was liquidated in January.

The race, which takes place between 3-8 September, will also visit Tees Valley, South Yorkshire and Northamptonshire.

The 2023 edition was won by Belgian cyclist Wout van Aert for the second time, over eight stages, and this year’s race is the 20th anniversary of its modern incarnation since returning in 2004.

The race will start in the Scottish borders in Kelso, which has twice hosted the race before, and will this year stage the start and finish of stage one.

Stage two will begin in Darlington and finish in Redcar, before moving to South Yorkshire for the first time since 2007, where Sheffield will host the start of stage three to Barnsley.

Details of the fourth leg have not yet been confirmed, but stage five will start and finish in Northampton before the finale in Suffolk from Lowestoft to Felixstowe.

“We’re enormously thankful to the local partners who are supporting the delivery of this year’s race, as we look to build on the momentum of June’s successful Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Women,” said British Cycling events managing director Jonathan Day.

“I’ve no doubt that their communities will be out in force to welcome the riders, and make it another memorable week of racing to cap off a huge summer of cycling.”

The men’s race follows the Tour of Britain Women which returned in June, also organised by British Cycling, after it was cancelled in 2023.

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