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Tour of Britain 2018

The OVO Tour of Britain 2018 returns to Allerdale this September - for not one, but two days!

  • Stage five, on 6 September 2018, is a Team Time Trial which starts in Cockermouth and ends on the Whinlatter Pass.
  • Stage six, the following day, starts in Barrow and after travelling through South Lakeland it arrives in Allerdale over the Dunmail Raise. The route then takes it to Keswick, over Whinlatter from the east, through Lorton, Loweswater, up Fangs Brow, through Workington, out to Seaton, back to Cockermouth, out through Embleton and the Castle Inn, back towards Keswick on the A591 to finish with a climb back up Whinlatter.

Full details of the route can be found on the OVO Tour of Britain website.

Allez! Allez! Allerdale!

Allerdale Borough Council is supporting the tour this year alongside our partners which include Cumbria County Council and Active Cumbria. The tour is a wonderful spectacle which has wowed audiences in the past, showcased our wonderful area to millions of people around the world, and helped local businesses. Let's make this year's tour an even better success.

Some images from when the Tour of Britain has visited the area beforeĀ