Stage 4 in Nottinghamshire
We were privileged to have hosted a large section of the Stage Four of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain in Newark and Sherwood.
The involvement of so many communities across the district was a delight from the live ‘sheep art’ of Coddington, where a flock ‘assembled’ in the shape of a cycle, to the bikes of Bilsthorpe and Farnsfield, the boats of Girton, the land art of Edingley and Southwell’s Bramley Apple.
Newark, where the race concluded in front of huge crowds, was a great place to finish. Thousands of the district’s residents were able to have a share in this celebration of cycling while showing the district to the world at its very best.
We’d like to thank them all as well as the business community for helping to create such a marvellous spectacle that was beamed out on television to a global audience. Thank you also to the many volunteers who worked in various capacities on the route throughout the district and at the finish at Sconce and Devon Park. We appreciate too the cooperation and support of motorists who may have been affected by road closures and parking restrictions and we’re delighted that everyone entered into the celebratory spirit.
All-in-all, it was a proud and special day for Newark and Sherwood and Nottinghamshire and one that we would love to repeat in future.
Lars Boom of the Netherlands secured his second Tour of Britain title (riding for Team Lotto NL Jumbo Cycling) and was crowned the 2017 Champion in Cardiff.
We hope that hosting the tour in the district has inspired you to take to two wheels!
Visit our cycling information for details of local cycling clubs, places to go on your bike and advice from British Cycling about 'getting into cycling'.
There are opportunities to cycle to work, cycling for health and for fun, and cycling for families. We hope that somewhere within the district is the next generation of tour riders!
Thank you to our event sponsors and partners
- The Flower Pod Southwell (Reach Charity)
- Beaumond House Community Hospice
- Rumbles Cafe
- Totally Locally Newark
- The Soup Dwagon
- Everest Indian Restaurant
- ALG Bakery
- Artisan Bakery
- Risi Bici
Event sponsors and partners
- Aarsleff Engineering
- Urban and Civic
- Brand Newark
- Starlite signs
- Newark Castle Cycling Club
- Velo Club Flintham
- Sherwood Pines
- British Cycling
- Newark and Sherwood Play Support Group
- Newark Town Council and local Parish Council's on the route
- Radio Newark, The Newark Advertiser and the Bramley Newspaper