OVO Energy Tour of Britain Cycle Race 2019.



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By happenchance, this morning I encountered stage 1 of the Tour of Britain which is Britain's  premier road cycle race.The video clip above shows the elite group of cyclists departing Glasgow on Stage 1 with overnight at Kirkcudbright in the Scottish Borders region. The route then takes the group on further through the Scottish Borders region into N.E. England, English Lake District, Birkenhead (near the city of Liverpool), central England with finish in Manchester in the N.W.of England.

I was amazed at the magnitude at the police escort, extending to between 25 and 50 vehicles, mostly motorcycles. In addition to this the cyclists were supported by a considerable number of vehicles. Overall, quite a convoy!

Information below is taken from the Tour of Britain website.



STAGE 1
Tour of Britain Stage One
7 SEPTEMBER 2019 -
START
Glasgow
FINISH
Kirkcudbright
DISTANCE
201.5km
STAGE 2
Tour of Britain Stage Two
8 SEPTEMBER 2019 -
START
Kelso
FINISH
Kelso
DISTANCE
165.9km
STAGE 3
Tour of Britain Newcastle Stage Three
9 SEPTEMBER 2019 -
START
Berwick-upon-Tweed
FINISH
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
DISTANCE
183.2km
STAGE 4
Tour of Britain Stage Four Angel of the North
10 SEPTEMBER 2019 -
START
Gateshead
FINISH
Kendal
DISTANCE
173.2km
STAGE 5
Tour of Britain stage five
11 SEPTEMBER 2019 -
START
Birkenhead
FINISH
Birkenhead
DISTANCE
174.1km
STAGE 6
Pershore Stage Six Tour of Britain
12 SEPTEMBER 2019 -
START
Pershore
FINISH
Pershore
DISTANCE
14.4km ITT
STAGE 7
Tour of Britain Stage Seven
13 SEPTEMBER 2019 -
START
Warwick
FINISH
Burton Dassett Country Park
DISTANCE
188.7km
STAGE 8
Tour of Britain Stage Eight
14 SEPTEMBER 2019 -
START
Altrincham
FINISH
Manchester
DISTANCE
166km
The OVO Energy Tour of Britain will return to Manchester city centre for the first time in 15 years this September as Greater Manchester hosts the final stage of Britain’s most prestigious cycle race.

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