Herefordshire to welcome OVO Energy Tour of Britain

By Ross Gazette sports reporter in Football

This September will see the world’s top professional cyclists racing through Herefordshire, as the OVO Energy Tour of Britain races through the county, taking in Ledbury, Dormington, Mordiford, Holme Lacy and St Weonards.

Britain’s biggest professional cycling race will pass through Herefordshire on Sunday, September 10th, as the final stage of the eight-day event heads from Worcester to the overall finish in Cardiff.

54-kilometres of the 180-kilometre stage will be in Herefordshire, a distance the professionals are expected to cover in around 75-minutes with the route marshalled using a rolling road closure, keeping disruption to a minimum.

The race will enter the county from Worcestershire after a challenging climb of the Malvern Hills, heading to Ledbury on the A449 before the A439/A438 in the direction of Hereford.

The stage will skirt to the south of Hereford via Holme Lacy and then south on the A446 towards the Welsh border.

Ledbury will also be the location of one of three intermediate Eisberg Sprints on the stage route, where riders compete for bonus seconds and points towards the red Eisberg Sprint Jersey. The sprint will take place on the B4214/The Homend in Ledbury at around midday.

Read more about the route here

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