Britain cycle race heads to the Burnham area on Friday
of Europe's leading cyclists will be speeding through the Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge area on Friday (16th September) when
six of the Tour of Britain cycle race visits Somerset.
race will start in Taunton at 10.15am and then head towards the
Burnham-On-Sea area, as shown on the map above (click to enlarge).
From around 11.30am the race will pass through Shapwick before
reaching Burtle at 11.40am, Bason Bridge at 11.45am, Watchfield
at 11.50am, Mark at 11.55pm, Blackford at 12 noon and Wedmore
It will then pass through Cheddar Gorge at 12.15pm and the race
is due to finish in Wells at approximately 1.35pm. Click
here for a detailed map showing the route of Friday's stage.
A rolling road closure will be in place along the entire race
route 20 minutes before the first rider passes and this will be
released once the last vehicle has passed.
Somerset stage finished
in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea in 2008, attracting big crowds.