The Tour of Britain’s heading for Devon

Haytor's ready to play host to the summit finish this Friday

The Tour of Britain’s well under way and we can’t wait to welcome stage 6 this Friday. The teams will pedal their way from Sidmouth in East Devon to Haytor, one of Dartmoor National Park’s most recognisable landmarks, and that means plenty of opportunity to pick a spot along the way and cheer your favourites on as they pass.

Thanks to the summit finish on Haytor, stage 6 is likely to be one of the toughest tests of the race for its riders, but if you’ve ever climbed the tor you know they’ll be rewarded with some serious views when they’ve completed the climb.

This year’s race is extra special as there are eight medallists fresh from their success in Rio to look out for, and Sir Bradley Wiggins is heading up (yep, you guessed it) Team Wiggins so those of you who go along to cheer them on may just spot some familiar faces…!

So, if you’re going to be staying in the area and you fancy going to show your support, stage 6 is set to start in Sidmouth, before passing through Ottery St Mary, Honiton, Tiverton, Crediton, Exeter and then on to Haytor on Dartmoor. This is the stage of the race that tends to see the overall contenders start to shine, and Haytor’s steep sections and rugged nature will make the finishing climb a challenge to remember.

All in all, the stage will cover just over 92 miles, and as the total ascent will be 3139 metres it’s the perfect route to start separating the serious contenders from the rest of the pack. The race started in Glasgow on Monday, and the Tour of Britain is Britain’s premier road cycling event. In fact, it’s also the largest free to spectate annual sporting event in the country, so if you can get yourself there to see the action we’d love to see your photos!

Click here for the official Tour of Britain website.

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Kelly Marsh

I'm Blue Chip's Content Manager, so I get to spend my time finding out where you should go and what you should do during your holidays...well someone's got to do it! When I'm not blogging you'll find me getting lost on various walks around Devon, relaxing at candlelit yoga and just enjoying life.

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