Tour of Britain- Route guide

The route of the Tour of Britain, beginning in Jedburgh and finishing in Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

The Tour of Britain returns to the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway for the second year in succession today.

Stage three of Britain's biggest race will leave from Abbey Place in Jedburgh at 11am. It'll be a tough opening test with competitors tackling a day filled with challenging mountain climbs.

Cyclists will head through Hawick, before passing St Mary's Loch, clipping Moffat and Johnstonebridge, and onto the two sprints in Lochmaben and Dumfries.

The Tour then heads out of Dumfries to New Abbey, Beeswing, Mabie forest and Cargenbridge.

Riders will then head over the river Nith and back into Dumfries for the final sprint over the finish line on Dumfries Whitesands.

On Wednesday, competitors will start from Carlisle before heading through Shap, Kendal, Oxenholm and Kirkby Lonsdale before moving south towards Blackpool.