Tour of Britain put out to tender

Peloton roll in, Tour of Britain 2012, stage one

British Cycling today announced that the running of the Tour of Britain will be put out to an open tender from 2014.

The news will comes as a blow to SweetSpot, who have organised the event since its return to the calendar in 2004.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.