The Tour Of Britain is soon approaching Sidmouth and today (16th July 2013) see's the big launch on the Esplanade.
It's going to be a busy day on the Esplanade for the team with the sun shining! They will be there to answer questions and give photo opportunities along with details of the stage from Sidmouth to Haytor.
Sidmouth is getting ready to host the start of Stage 6 of The Tour Of Britain 2013! The tour came through Sidmouth in 2011 with crowds gathering from the top of the town along the Esplanade and all the way up Peak Hill.
This year sees the tour starting on the Esplanade with the riders warming up through the Town and out towards Sidford. From Sidford the race begins and it is a grueling 137 kilometre ride to the Summit of Haytor on Dartmoor - not an easy feat and the first time in the races history that it ends with a hill climb!
Sidmouth will be hosting events in the build up to, during and after the race including the Sidmouth Cycling Club who are planning to bring forward their annual Peak Hill climb. Also cycling legends Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will be here for the start of the race.
The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the very successful Classic Car Show on the following day, details will be posted on this website soon.
Local businesses will be celebrating this huge event as well in any way possible. All the riders, team members and their guests can stay in the local Hotels and Guest Houses and find some excellent Restaurants and Food Establishments in and around the town.