Stage 4 Finish - Welcome to Newark!
We are proud to welcome you to the first ever Tour of Britain in Newark, and one of the most talked about events of the year.
The race enters Newark from Coddington passing down Beacon Hill. The cyclists turn left at the end of Queens Road passing Newark Castle and Newark Bus Station on Lombard Street, before heading to Victoria Street for the finish outside Sconce and Devon Park.
On the day there will be lots happening for locals and visitors on the park, at the castle and in the market place including stalls, food and drink, street entertainment and children's activities. Take a wander and enjoy the buzz as the cyclists approach.
Keep an eye on our website and social media for details of what's on and the times of activities. Keep tuned in for daily happenings!
Explore the district by bike and enjoy supporting the tour on two wheels. We are encouraging cyclists to support cyclists on the Newark and Sherwood leg of the route. For the finish in Newark a number of roads will be closed. Avoid traffic holds ups and parking issues by coming to the finish on foot or by bike.
Activities to enjoy on the day
Let’s get shopping– we invite you to roam and explore our tour traders and local shops in Newark #TotallyLocallyNewark Tour traders include Wiggle, Vitus and Vitorria tyres, High 5 energy drinks, Oakley, Festina and Dare2B clothing.
British Cycling schools event - children selected from local schools will have the chance to cycle the finishing stretch of the route in an Italian pursuit race.
Sports challenges - Active4Today and young people from the Magnus C of E Academy will be delivering fun sporting challenges for anyone feeling energetic.
Samba band drumming workshop and performance - spectators will be invited to join in the Let's Get Drumming samba workshop and perform for the crowds. A free activity for both adults and children (11am to 5pm).
Local independent shops - we are receiving tremendous support from local businesses who are embracing the love of cycling. Look out for decorated shop windows, and special Totally Locally offers from our local traders.
Great coffee, cakes and snacks - call in the refreshments area to refuel and support the wonderful Rumbles Cafe at Sconce and Devon Park. Local traders will be on hand throughout the day for anyone who is feeling peckish.
Festival favourite - the big screen - enjoy LIVE coverage of stage 4 throughout the day as the cyclists approach Newark.
Kids club - there will be plenty to keep children busy including circus performers roaming the park and the chance to make a tour wind-streamer or shaker. Autumn and the team from VIA Bikeability will be on hand with feather flags and children's giveaways and advice on safe cycling. Look out for Juggler Jim and his wonderful collection of crazy bikes to try!
Millgate Community Centre - open 10am to 4pm for free flag and ribbon stick making as well as shakers so that you can line the route at the end of the street. The Newark and Sherwood Play Support team will be selling tea and coffee and cake and the hall will be decorated so it should be a lovely community event. Say hello and enjoy the race from the centre.
Party at the Castle - support Beaumond House our charity partners for the tour at their party at the castle. Live music from The Engine Room rock band and local singer / song-writer Eva from 12pm. Refreshments from the Beaumond House team along with children's crafts and balloons galore! Sponsored by Aarslef.
Samba drum workshop
Local personality Neil McCarthy from ‘Let’s Get Drumming’ will be creating a carnival atmosphere with some Instant Samba for the finish of the Tour of Britain race at Sconce and Devon Park.
You are invited to join Neil for some drums instruction to create a simple but infectious samba beat.
Suitable for all, particularly those who claim they have no sense of rhythm! No prior experience required. Just bring enthusiasm and a sense of fun.
Listen out for Neil on the day from lunchtime onwards.
On Tuesday 5 September the pre-tour party takes place in Newark Market Place from 4pm.
Celebrating our Festival of Cycling an exciting junior Go Ride will take place around the centre of Newark with accompanying music and entertainment in the market square.
The event is shaping up to include live music by local bands Flipside (Facebook, Website) and Big Stuff (Facebook) until 9pm, a craft/vintage/shabby chic market of local crafters and makers, food from local traders, street entertainment, and a chance for children to make a Tour of Britain wind streamer or shaker. All in partnership with Newark Town Council, Newark Castle Cycling Club and Totally Locally Newark.
Supported by Radio Newark, the Newark Advertiser and Active4Today - join us to get the tour-party started.