Tour of Britain 2023 Visits Sherwood Forest

Wednesday 6th September 2023


The eyes of the sporting world will be on Nottinghamshire this September when our historic county hosts stage four of this year’s Tour of Britain cycle race.

Over 100 riders from the world’s leading teams will tackle a route between Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, which has never previously hosted the race, and Newark-on-Trent on Wednesday 6 th September.

Centuries in the making, the legend of Sherwood continues to grow, with the stars of cycling set to add their stories to the tales of Robin Hood and his heroic acts that played out in the woodlands he is said to have roamed.

Along the way the peloton will also pass through the National Trust’s Clumber Park, Worksop, Harworth, Retford, Southwell, Tuxford and Collingham, as part of a 170 kilometre stage.

The winner of the race’s latest visit to Nottinghamshire’s will be crowned close to the banks of the River Trent and just a short distance from the city’s famous castle and the spectacular St Mary Magdalene’s Church.

This stage will mark the Tour’s fourth visit to Nottinghamshire in seven years. Last year’s visit to the county boosted the local economy by £4.34m thanks to an estimated 225,000 fans lining the route.

Full details of stage four – including the stage route and timetable – will be announced in due course.

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