Stage 4 of Britain’s premiere road cycling event sees the Aviva Tour of Britain visit Edinburgh for the first time with the stage start in Holyrood Park at 10am. From there the route will pass some of the Scottish capital’s most famous sites before racing through East Lothian and the Scottish Borders and into Northumberland before the finish in Blyth.
The Aviva Tour of Britain is the country’s largest free-to-watch sporting event featuring 20 world class teams of six professional riders. Starting in North Wales and finishing in central London on 16 September the race takes over eight days including today’s stage in the capital.
Cycling legend Sir Bradley Wiggins leads a star-studded field that includes sprint superstars sprint superstars Mark Cavendish (Team Etixx Quick-Step) and Andre Greipel (Team Lotto Soudal), and the first Scottish cyclist confirmed to race, Evan Oliphant, who rides for Team Raleigh GAC. Wiggins, who won the Tour of Britain race in 2013 having memorably won the Tour de France in 2012, will form part of the six-man Team Wiggins who are preparing for next year’s Rio Olympics where they have their eye on claiming gold in the team pursuit.
Spectator information including an overview of today’s route is available on the Aviva Tour of Britain website Likewise this the best guide to detailed timings of today’s stage action and when it will be passing through your area.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness world-class road racing up close and personal, as some of the finest riders on the planet do battle on Scottish soil!
Admission on the day on the route. Free to watch!