Tour Of Britain 2012 Dates Announced

Last updated : 13 October 2011 By Peter Hodges

The ninth edition of The Tour of Britain, the UK’s biggest professional cycle race, will run from Sunday 9th to Sunday 16th September 2012 it has today been announced by SweetSpot Group, the organisers and promoters of the race.

The Tour of Britain 2012 will continue to be held across eight days, once again visiting England, Scotland and Wales in one edition, providing a chance for British spectators to see Olympic medalists in action less than a month after the London Olympics.

With the World Championships in Limburg held just a week after the conclusion of The Tour of Britain, the race will once again prove to be a perfect warm-up for the Worlds, as illustrated by Mark Cavendish’s victory last month, just days after he took the honours in the final Tour of Britain stage in central London.

Further details on the route for next year’s Tour will be announced in the New Year, with the full route and competing teams revealed in the Spring at the National Launch.