On Saturday 9 September, part of stage seven of the 2023 Tour of Britain cycling race is coming to South Gloucestershire.

The event is sure to have a fantastic atmosphere and offers a great opportunity for local communities to come together to wave and cheer the cyclists on as they pass through their area.

Where to watch

Stage seven covers 170.9 km (106.3 miles) and sets off from Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire at 11am.

Race leaders will cross the border into South Gloucestershire on the A46 at Dunkirk (near Hawkesbury Upton) around 1.20pm.

The riders then drop down through Horton, into Chipping Sodbury and Yate, and out towards Iron Acton and Rangeworthy.

The race will leave our area at Charfield at approximately 2.20pm and continue to the stage seven finish line in Gloucester.

You can find the route map and approximate timings on the Tour of Britain website.

There will be an advance vehicle 15 minutes ahead of the race, keeping you up to date with what is happening.

Road closures

There will be rolling road closures and some parking restrictions along the route to ensure the safety of the riders and the spectators.

This means roads on and around the race route will be closed to traffic for a short period (usually around 30 minutes) to enable the race to pass through safely.

The Tour of Britain is escorted along the route by police officers and escort motorcyclists. If they ask you to stop, please listen carefully and follow their instructions.

Respect the riders

Everyone is encouraged to support and cheer on the riders but please do not block their route, run alongside them or impede their progress.

Keep children and animals away from the edge of the road. Dogs must be on a lead.

You are welcome to bring flags and banners to wave, but please keep them and any cameras or photography equipment out of the road.

Further information

For more information read the Tour of Britain event guide.

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