- Devon to host Tour of Britain's stage five

August 31, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Cycling fans in Devon are in for a treat when this year's Tour of Britain reaches the south-west on Thursday September 15th.
The eight-day cycle race begins in the Scottish Borders town of Peebles on Sunday September 11th, with the riders making their way through four gruelling stages before arriving in Devon.
Stage five will see the contestants set off in Exeter at 10:15 BST and cover roughly 110 miles as they race through the Devon countryside to finish by the sea at Exmouth.
Fans can cheer on the riders at the starting line in Exeter and then make their way to the coastal town to enjoy the finish, which will take place at approximately 14:30.
With 96 top professional cyclists competing to win the IG Markets gold jersey, this year's Tour of Britain looks set to be a truly memorable event for all fans of the sport.
The tour will reach its climax in London on Sunday September 18th, when the riders must complete an individual time trial in the centre of the capital.
Cycling devotees will find that offers a wide range of Devon hotels, such as Acorn Lodge in Torquay. This comfortable hotel is located a few minutes away from the seafront in one of the region's most popular resorts.
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