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Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain in Allerdale in 2016!

Britain's premier cycle race came to Allerdale on 5 September 2016, to make its return to visit some of our best countryside and cycling routes.

Allerdale was the perfect place to be based on the second day of the tour, which began in Glasgow and Dumfries, and passed through the Manchester area and North Wales on the following days.

Where did the Tour of Britain go this year?Tour of Britain 2016 route

The route of The Tour in 2016 can be found in the image. A bigger version is in the downloadable documents below.

Some of the world's best cyclists started the second leg of the tour in Carlisle, before heading down to Penrith, through Allerdale and finishing in Kendal .

The Tour arrived in Allerdale as it passed through Hesket Newmarket, famous for its brewery, before making its way through the beautiful Caldbeck scenery. The route then passed by the picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake, heading towards Embleton and travelling through Cockermouth. The cyclists climbed the Whinlatter Pass, home to England's only true mountain forest, via Lorton, before arriving at Keswick. But this wasn't the end to their trip through the borough. They them cycled round Thirlmere and onwards on the A591 and over Dunmail Raise.

There were two Yodel Sprints at Hesket Newmarket and Cockermouth main street, in addition to the Skoda King of the Mountains climbs at Whinlatter and Chestnut Hill in Keswick. Allerdale was definitely The Place to see the Tour this year. The route took us through some of the best countryside not only in Allerdale but also Cumbria (if not the Tour itself). And the support from the crowds were impressive.

Downloadable Documents

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File nameSizeApproximate Download time
JPEG formatRoute Map stage 2 of the Tour Of Britain in JPEG format760 Kb1 min 49 secs @ 56k, 3 secs @ 2mb
Unknown file formatTour of Britain business tips in Unknown format702 Kb1 min 40 secs @ 56k, 3 secs @ 2mb
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