peloton Tour of Britain 2008 stage one

The Tour of Britain will visit Norfolk in 2010, the first time the country's major stage race has visited the county since the Milk Race back in 1991.

Norfolk County Council released the news that it will be hosting the race yesterday during a Regional Economic Forum held in Norwich. NCC hope that the race will bring in excess of £1.5million revenue to the area.

"I'm very proud that we've convinced the people behind the Tour of Britain to bring the race to Norfolk next year," said NCC leader Daniel Cox.

"This is likely to be the biggest sporting event ever to be held in the county and the potential benefit is huge.

"When dreaming up a challenging cycle route for top athletes, Norfolk's landscape wouldn't perhaps immediately spring to mind to those who don't know our county. We are one of the largest counties in England however with many features that will help create an exciting and demanding route."

This year's Tour of Britain takes place over eight stages from September 12-19.

RELATED LINKS

Tour of Britain and Tour Series on ITV

British Cycling announces measures to rescue road racing

British race calendar 2009

Follow Cycling Weekly on Twitter>>

EXTERNAL LINKS

Norfolk County Council

Tour of Britain website

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.