Tour of Britain organiser facing fresh threat of legal action as claims reach nearly £1m

Isle of Wight council not ruling out legal proceedings against SweetSpot to reclaim funds after island missed out on hosting race in 2022

Carlos Rodriguez
Ineos Grenadiers' Carlos Rodríguez powers to victory on the final stage of this year's Tour of Britain in Caerphilly
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The organiser of the Tour of Britain, SweetSpot, could be set to face fresh legal action as the total claims against the company tick up to around £1 million. 

Sources have revealed to Cycling Weekly that the Isle of Wight council is considering potential legal action to reclaim up to £350,000 in race hosting fees and costs.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.