13th Sep 2019
Stage 7 of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain is taking place in Warwickshire.
Warwickshire will welcome Britain’s biggest professional cycle race for the second successive year as the OVO Energy Tour of Britain returns to the county on Friday 13 September.
Stage seven will see the world’s top teams and riders racing from Warwick Racecourse to the hill-top finish at Burton Dassett Country Park over a 186.5-kilometre (116-mile) route, replicating much of stage four of June’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour.
The world’s top riders will pass through the University of Warwick, Kenilworth, Meriden (home to the National Cyclists’ Memorial), Atherstone, Bedworth and Wellesbourne. Action is guaranteed on the climb of Sun Rising Hill, with the stage ends with three ascents of Burton Dassett (1.7-kilometre, 4.9% average, climb) as part of a 12-kilometre finishing circuit.
St Mary’s Area 2 will be closed from 6pm on Thursday 12 September and will reopen to the public Friday 13 September at 12:00noon. All permit holders for Area 2 can use their pass in St Mary’s Area 3 & 4 during this period.
The disruption of the town centre has been kept to a minimum, however some roads will be closed for the event.