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Tour of Britain returns to West today

The Tour of Britain returns to the West today - stage six begins at Bath's Royal Cresent this morning - the start of 128 miles of racing. The 100 elite cyclists will be weaving along Wiltshire's country lanes en route. Businesses are taking advantage of the event - one brewery's even making a Tour beer.

Philip Downes from Box Steam Brewery tells us more about the drink:


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Stage 6 starts in Bath Credit: ITV News

The Tour of Britain riders will depart from The Royal Crescent in Bath at 10.15am. Racing proper begins at 10.40 from Claverton Down Road. Other provisional timings: Bradford on Avon 10.47am Trowbridge 10.54am Hilperton 11.01am Seend 11.13am Devizes 11.20am Pewsey 11.51am

From Bath the cyclist head east into Wiltshire Credit: ITV News

Tour of Britain to head through Bath and Wiltshire

After tens of thousands of people lined streets in Gloucestershire and Bristol to see the world's best cyclists compete in Stage 4 of the the Tour of Britain, another part of the west is gearing up for their turn. Tomorrow the race will take a route through Bath and Wiltshire. The director of public health for the West's biggest authority says it may inspire some people to get fit.

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