Details released as Nottinghamshire prepares to host stage five of 2022 Tour of Britain cycling race

Cyclists last passed through Nottinghamshire in 2018 - seen here riding past Southwell Minster in Nottinghamshire Credit: PA

Nottinghamshire is readying to host the 2022 Tour of Britain cycling race, which will pass through the county starting on September the 8th.

Details were released today showing the route the Tour is taking, which last passed through the county in 2018 - boosting the local economy by almost £4 million with almost 250,000 spectators taking to the streets to watch the event.

The race will first pass through West Bridgford and end in Mansfield, with cyclists travelling through Cotgrave, Gerdling, Southwell and Workshop, across a route stretching 118 miles.

The Nottinghamshire leg makes up stage five of the race, and is the flattest - organisers say it's the only part of the race involving less than 2,000 meters of climbing.

Winners of the Nottinghamshire stage include world champions in the sport, including Tom Boonen in 2004, and Tour de France stage winners Matteo Trentin and Fernando Gaviria. British rider Ian Stannard was also victorious in Robin Hood Country.

What is the route of the Tour of Britain cycle race?

The tour of Britain is raced in eight stages, stretching from West Bay in Cornwall up to Scotland's Aberdeen. Within it is stage five - in Nottinghamshire.

How many miles is the Tour of Britain?

The tour, which takes place from September the 4th to the 11th, encompasses more than 740 miles over eight days.

Who is cycling in the Tour of Britain?

Cyclists from all over the world will be riding in the tour, making up twenty different teams. Each team has six riders - meaning that there will be 120 competitors in total.

Past years have seen Olympians and tour de France winners compete, including British racing legends Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, and Mark Cavendish.Which parts of Nottinghamshire will the Tour of Britain cycle through?

Cyclists will pass through Cotgrave, Gedling, Southwell, Retford and Worksop. They'll then head into Mansfield via Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest.

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