Tour of Britain.. comes close to Marlow!

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tofb montage speech bubblesIf you like cycling, and live in Marlow then this will be exciting news!

The Tour of Britain road race currently in progress comes to the Chilterns on Friday 12th September.   For those who are not following the event, it is a multi-day stage race featuring some top stars of the sport – such as Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish.

On the Visit Buckinghamshire website, Race Director Mick Bennett is quoted as saying: ““The final third of Stage Six through the Chilterns will be one of the toughest sections of the 2014 route, with a series of short, sharp climbs for riders to tackle”

If you wanted to pop over from Marlow – the closest spot is probably up at Christmas Common – around 2.10 pm
But, the most popular viewing spots are the climbs (when riders will be slowed down a bit!), and locally to us these are:

  • Chinnor Hill – around 2.30pm
  • Kop Hill (Princess Risborough)– around 2.40pm

You can see these sections in our local route map below, and full details of these estimated timings are in a PDF on the official Tour of Britain website here
Rolling road closures will be in place over the course, and these will be approx 30 mins in duration.

If you are on Twitter, relevant feeds to follow are:

Extract of the race route – the section closest to Marlow:

TofB map
Map (c) our good pals over at Google.



Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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