On your bike, Bath.

The Aberdare to Bath section of this year’s Tour of Britain cycle race arrives in the city on Thursday, September 8th.

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Shops and businesses have been going bike ‘mad’ in support of the event – as a stroll around the city centre will reveal.

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I am sure you can spot some more.

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Stage Five will begin in Aberdare at 11am and is expected to arrive in Bath and North East Somerset at around 3.30pm, having crossed South Wales and Gloucestershire.

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Around 120 of the world’s top professional cyclists will be racing on the A431 through Kelston and onto Newbridge Hill, cycling across the top of Chelsea Road and down onto Upper Bristol Road.

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From there they will go past Windsor Bridge and Royal Victoria Park’s children’s play area before sweeping left up Marlborough Lane and on to the finish line on Royal Avenue, at around 3.30pm.

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Visitors and residents are being encouraged to come along to the Cycle village on Royal Avenue, which will be open from 10am – 4pm and include giant screens showing the race live from 1pm.

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The Council is in contact with schools and pre-schools across Bath and North East Somerset, inviting them to join in the fun of the cycle village and watch professional cyclists in action.

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Timings are approximate at the moment – more details will be communicated nearer the time. Bath & North East Somerset Council is currently talking to the RUH, local schools, and businesses about the event, and will be contacting any affected local residents with further details.

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Just a selection of bikes around town.

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