Britain’s premier cycling event heading for North Somerset

Tour of Britain

Stage 3 of the prestigious Tour of Britain comes to North Somerset on Tuesday 4 September.  The OVO Energy Tour of Britain is British Cycling’s premier road cycling event giving cycling fans the opportunity to see the world’s best teams and riders competing on their doorstep.

While the start and finish are on Ladies Mile in Bristol, much of the stage passes through North Somerset and this map has details of the route. You can find approximate timings here.

Road closures will be in place on the route which will cause delays but it is also a great opportunity to see some of the world’s top cyclists up close.  There will be daily live coverage on ITV4 and Eurosport.

Discover North Somerset for some great ideas for days out, family activities and explore the local heritage.

There’s a wide variety of attractions across the district, from Tyntesfield and Clevedon Court National Trust properties, farm attractions and the famous Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare. A huge range of events are on offer throughout the year, from fun runs, half marathons and motorcycle beach races to music, arts and food festivals.

With coast and countryside the area has a wealth of activities and heritage available too. Choose from cycling, horse-riding, sailing, sea or river fishing, water-skiing, windsurfing, kiting, canoeing, golf, gliding, climbing and or even dry slope skiing. Experience a taste of a year in North Somerset and take a flight over Weston-super-Mare seafront

Visit our What’s On pages for ideas of some great things to do to and places to visit.

WALKS OF THE MONTH:   A four and a half mile walk around the Banwell area.  Banwell grew up around several springs and the pure waters from these were used in local mills producing paper and corn. Take this circular walk to Barton and back to see the water flowing.

Gems of Weston walk Final 2018, a new walk developed via the Heritage Action Zone.  The walk aims to highlight some of the wonderful buildings we have in the town and encourages you to ‘look up’ to enjoy the architectural gems in Weston.  Local artist John Hickley has taken some of the key features and developed a lovely map of the walk.

 For more inspirational walks in the area, have a look at our Walking in North Somerset page.