The busy town of Barnard Castle provides the dramatic backdrop for the start of the race and riders will be faced with stunning rolling countryside at Middleton in Teesdale, a thrilling downhill section into St John’s Chapel, tackling a climb to the top of Bollihope Common before heading back to Barnard Castle to collect their medals.
The race takes part on completely closed roads and for more event information please visit www.etapepennines.co.uk.
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To enter visit www.cyclingactive.com/competition.