Best Places To Watch To Tour of Britain: Stages 1-4
Do you want to watch the best of the action during the Tour of Britain? We have highlighted the best places to watch the cyclists for the first 4 stages of the Aviva Tour of Britain.We have highlighted the best places to watch the cyclists for the first 4 stages of the Aviva Tour of Britain 2015
It's worth bearing in mind that each road stage of the Tour of Britain features three sprint sections, where points are collected towards the YodelDirect Sprints Jersey. We think these are some of the most exciting locations to watch the race, as the cyclists battle to be the first across the sprint line. The action will be fast-paced, with some of the best cyclists in the world speeding past.
Stage One - 6th September:
On the first day of the Tour, competitors will travel 177.7 km from Beaumaris to Wrexham. Cycling history is being made during Stage One of the Tour of Britain, as Angelsey will become the only island to have hosted the event. This will also be the first time that the race has begun in Wales!
To be more precise, the sprint finish will take place outside Wrexham Council Offices, and the leaders of the peloton are expected to arrive from 15:00 onwards. Why not join us in Llanberis for the opening YodelDirect Sprint of the 2015 Tour? Alternatively, we'll be at the finishing line gantry to celebrate the first day of the event!
Stage Two - 7th September:
Stage Two will be full of twists and turns! Distance wise, this is the shortest stage - but the riders will be ascending around 2,800m. An advantage of the circular route is that there will be the opportunity to watch the start in Clitheroe and also make it to the finish in Colne!
There should also be ample opportunity to watch one of the three YodelDirect sprint points along the way - either on Ribchester Road in Salesbury, Skipton Road in Barnoldswick or Chatburn Road, Clitheroe. These points are a great place to truly see the cyclists in action!
Stage Three - 8th September:
The race heads North today, as the Aviva Tour of Britain cyclists travel from Cumbria into Scotland. The stage will finish at Floors Castle, Scotland's largest inhabited castle.
This is a day for outstanding scenery as the route passes by Lake District landscapes, the remains of Kelso Abbey and Floors castle itself! For a great view of the cyclists speeding past, there will be an intermediate sprint point at Newcastleton.
Stage Four - 9th September:
Continuing on a regal theme, Stage Four begins at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh. Heading up the Royal Mile, the route will pass the Scottish Parliament, through the UNESCO World Heritage Town, towards Edinburgh Castle, and beyond Arthur's Seat.
Following this whistle stop tour of Edinburgh's most famous sites, you can join YodelDirect in Gifford, Alnwick or Warkworth to cheer cyclists on their way to the finish in Blyth!
Check back here soon to read our suggestions for the second half of the Tour.
In the mean time, for the latest Tour of Britain updates, follow us on Twitter - @YodelDirect. We currently have a competition for VIP tickets to watch the Tour of Britain from the hospitality area - so make sure you stop by and enter, or alternatively follow us on Instagram at: yodel_your_delivery and share with us your best pictures from the race!
28th August 2015