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Tour of Britain 2022: Route, teams and all you need to know

All the ongoing details for the 2022 Tour of Britain, which runs from Sunday 4th to Sunday 11th September 2022

Robyn Davidson
6 Apr 2022

The 2022 Tour of Britain is beginning to take shape, with details emerging about the race route, which sets off from Aberdeen on 4th September and finishes on the Isle of Wight a year later. 

It will be the 18th edition of the UK’s biggest bike race and will no doubt treat us to spectacular racing again after Wout van Aert’s win last year.

This page will continue to be updated as new details about the 2022 Tour of Britain emerge

Tour of Britain 2022: Key information

Dates: Sunday 4th to Sunday 11th September 2022
Grand Départ: Aberdeen, Scotland
Finale: The Needles, Isle of Wight
UK nations visited: England, Scotland
UK television coverage: ITV4, Eurosport
Television coverage elsewhere: Eurosport, GCN

Tour of Britain 2022 route: Stage by stage guide

Stage 1, Sunday 4th September: Aberdeen to Glenshee Ski Centre

Aberdeen is the third Scottish city to host the Grand Départ of the Tour of Britain and for the first time in its modern history, the race will include an opening day summit finish.

 

The Old Military Road climb from Auchallater to Glenshee Ski Centre is 9.1km in length. Its final five kilometres average a 4.8% gradient. Fireworks, anyone?

Stage 2, Monday 5th September: Hawick to Duns

This will be the Tour's eighth visit to the Scottish Borders.

The finale for the second stage encorporates a backdrop of the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, celebrating the two-time Formula 1 world champion. 

Stage 3, Tuesday 6th September: Durham to Sunderland

Stage three sees the peloton head into England, travelling west into the North Pennines AONB, before circling back through County Durham and into Sunderland.

Stage 4, Wednesday 7th September: Redcar to Duncombe Park, Helmsley

Stage four's finish in Helmsley will mark the race's return to North Yorkshire after 13 years.

The final 30km incorporates the Carlton Bank (2km, average 9.8%) and Newgate Bank (2km, average 6%) climbs and will undoubtably be a day to shape the general classification.

Stage 5, Thursday 8th September: West Bridgford to Mansfield

Stage 5: aka, the only day with less than 2,000m of climbing for the 2022 edition of the Tour.

Ian Stannard's impressive 2018 solo victory took place in a finale outside Mansfield's Civic Centre. This year, the riders will approach from the opposite direction. 

Stage 6, Friday 9th September: Tewkesbury to Gloucester

The Tour has marked this as a stage for the fans, due to the start and finish locations – Tewkesbury and Gloucester respectively – being only 10 miles apart.

Riders will take in the stunning Cotswolds and finish by the historic Gloucester Docks via South Gloucestershire.

Stage 7, Saturday 10th September: West Bay to Ferndown

On the penultimate stage, the Tour of Britain showcases the beauty of Dorset from West Bay’s golden cliffs, running parallel with the West Dorset Heritage coast to Ferndown.

Stage 8, Sunday 11th September: Ryde to The Needles (Isle of Wight) 

The Tour of Britain’s grand finale. On Sunday 11th September, the race will become the biggest-ever sporting event to take place on the Isle of Wight. 

Its 2022 edition culminates with a two-kilometre climb, in which the final 400m average a 9.6% gradient, to Tennyson Down. 

Also known as the toughest ending to any Tour of Britain in modern history.

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