Live updates

Wychavon welcomes Tour of Britain for Stage Four

Mark Renshaw celebrates his win during the stage two of the 2014 Tour of Britain. Credit: PA

Wychavon is set to welcome stage 4 of the Tour of Britain through Broadway, Pershore and Evesham today, as the Tour makes its way from Worcester to Bristol.

Jem Teal, Community Development Manager at Wychavon, said:

We're all ready to give the Tour of Britain a fantastic welcome to Wychavon. I'm sure residents and businesses will go all out to get behind the riders and show them our support. This is great news for the area and lots of fun for everyone.

Presiding over the village Broadway Tower will be decorated in a yellow jersey and traders will be getting into the spirit of the event by decorating their shop windows and offering live music.

In Pershore the streets will be dressed with bunting and in Chapman Court there will be a celebratory bicycle made entirely from willow.

There will also be street entertainment and local schools are expected to line the streets with Pershore High School running a yellow jersey day for charity.

Read more about stage four on the Tour of Britain website

Wiggins and Martin in Stoke for The Tour of Britain

Britain's answer to the Tour de France was in Stoke today. The world's best cyclists, including current leader Sir Bradley Wiggins and rising star Dan Martin from Tamworth took to their bikes for Stage Four of the Tour of Britain and were cheered on by thousands of spectators.

Our Sports Correspondent Steve Clamp reports.

Advertisement

Tour of Britain: viewer pictures

Children practiced their cheers on the police advance riders Credit: Ian Cooper
The leading group are welcomed into the village. Credit: Ian Cooper
The main group, with Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish towards the front, are cheered on. Credit: Ian Cooper
Bradley Wiggins (left side of photo - black Sky top), Mark Cavendish (right side of photo - white Sky top). Credit: Ian Cooper

Advertisement

Bradley Wiggins from Tour de France to Tour of Britain

Bradley Wiggins is taking part in the Nottingham leg of the Tour Credit: Neil Page Creative

The first British cyclist to win Tour de France has begun the Nottingham leg of Tour of Britain.

The Stage 2 of the Tour started in Nottingham at 10.00am this morning and will end today in Knowsley.

Crowds have been cheering on the cyclists as they embark on the 177.8km Tour Credit: Neil Page Creative

Tour of Britain gets underway

Tour De France winner Bradley Wiggins is turning his attention to the Tour of Britain today.

The Olympic gold medalist is marking his return to competitive action with an appearance at the Nottingham leg of the Tour of Britain.

15 yr old Callum McPrearty from West Bridgford who had the honour of leading off the peloton at the start of the race with his dad Paul Credit: ITV Central
The 180.7 km race commences at Nottingham Castle, and will travel through Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire Credit: ITV Central

Teammate Mark Cavendish is also be at Nottingham Castle, as the route heads through the city centre via Castle Road.

The race tour commenced at 10.00am this morning.

Boxer Carl Froch at the Tour of Britain starting line Credit: ITV Central
Crowds are gathering in anticipation to cheer on the cyclists Credit: ITV Central