May 21, 2011
Tour of Britain cycle race won't visit Burnham-On-Sea this year
Tour of Britain cycle race won't be visiting Burnham-On-Sea or
Highbridge this September but its 100 participants will pass through
Stage Six of Britain's biggest cycle race will take place on
Friday 16th September, beginning in Taunton and finishing in Wells
during a 145 kilometre route.
During the stage, the cyclists will pass through Wedmore and
Burtle on their way to Cheddar Gorge.
Cllr David Hall, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Economic
Development at Somerset County Council, said: "We look forward
to welcoming visitors from around the world to Somerset this September.
Not only will they see Olympic athletes in action in one of the
UKs greatest 'free to view' sporting events, but they will
also be able to enjoy the many tourist attractions that Somerset
has to offer."
Stage Six will begin from East Reach in the centre of Taunton
via Durston and Knapp and across West Sedge Moor to Langport and
onto the Somerset Levels. After skirting Somerton and Street,
The Tour of Britain will head for the famous climb of Cheddar
Once on top of the Mendips, The Tour route will this year head
towards Shepton Mallet, completing one and a half laps of a circuit,
including the climb of Bristol Hill and allowing spectators at
the finish in Wells to see the riders in action twice.
Somerset stage finished
in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea in 2008, attracting big crowds.