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:
- @TourofBritain Official race Twitter account, or on Facebook here
- @BucksToB Twitter account focussing on the Tour in Bucks
- @cyclechilterns A general, and excellent page for local cycling
Extract of the race route – the section closest to Marlow: