Published: February 20, 2008
Burnham-On-Sea to take centre stage in Tour of Britain cycle race

Some of Europe's top cyclists will be rolling into Burnham-On-Sea this autumn when the town takes centre stage in the Tour of Britain Cycle Race. learns that Burnham will be formally announced next month as one of the finishing points during the Somerset stage of the 2008 Tour of Britain.

Large crowds of cycling fans are expected to flock into Burnham to watch the action, when the Somerset stage ends in the town on September 9th.

While the route of the race has not yet been formally announced, a spokeswoman for the Tour of Britain told us: "The announcement about the route will be officially unveiled in March, but unofficially I can say that Burnham will be the finishing point for the stage."

The 2008 race will be eight days long, beginning on September 7th and finishing on the 14th.

Bob Nicholson, Chairman of the Sedgemoor Tourism Association, welcomed the news this week, telling "This is superb news for Burnham and our area."

"I'm sure many local accommodation providers will see an uplift in trade over this period."

The Tour of Britain is free to spectators and there are expected to be a variety of events taking place at the finishing site.


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