We're inviting local residents, businesses, schools and community groups to get involved!
Join us on the day and make some noise with cow bells and shakers. Hundreds of homes and businesses will line the race route, so why not dress your fencing with bunting or decorate bikes around your town and village. You could dress up yourself to wave on the riders or if you're feeling really creative produce some land art for the aerial film crews to pick up.
From start to finish we are encouraging the district to go yellow for Stage 7 of the race.
Famous the world over the yellow jersey of the race leader is instantly recognisable in many grand tour races. During the summer months we will be positioning yellow bicycles near the entrance and exit to many of the towns on the route. Please get involved by adding your own decorated bikes to your towns and villages.
Roads and road closures
Static road closures will be in force at both the start of the race in Nottingham and at the finish in Mansfield.
Rolling road closures will operate throughout the middle section of the tour and delays are estimated at being around 30 minutes maximum in each town and village.
During the coming weeks the Tour of Britain team will be announcing the teams that are taking part. We will share with you the big names and local riders and explain which coloured jerseys to look out for.
Safety first and cheer points
An important aspect of the tour will be thinking about where the best and safest places are to cheer on the cyclists. We will be working closely with parish councils, spectator locations such as Clumber Park as well as with Nottinghamshire Police to keep you updated.
Watch the tour on TV
Again this year cycling fans can enjoy LIVE TV coverage from start to finish for each stage of the tour as well as a one-hour highlights programme each evening. Our district will be broadcast to over 120 countries!
The OVO ToB team are particularly keen to hear about activities taking place in your communities that can be picked up by aerial film crews. Please let us know if you are arranging any aerial land art or flag waving from roof tops and towers and we will pass it on to the film crews who are planning the TV coverage.
Jerseys to look out for
Within the OVO Energy Tour of Britain there are four leaders’ jerseys, each presented following every stage to the rider leading that competition’s classification. In 2017 this is headed by the leader’s green jersey, which this year gets a makeover to reflect the title partnership with OVO Energy
The OVO Energy Green Jersey
Awarded to the rider leading The OVO Energy Tour of Britain overall, the Green Jersey is what every rider in The Tour seeks to pull on.
The Points Jersey
Details coming soon.
The SKODA King of the Mountains Jersey
Awarded to the best climber in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, riders battle for points at designated SKODA King of the Mountains climbs on every road stage of The Tour.
The Eisberg Sprints Jersey
Each road stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain features three intermediate Sprints, where points are awarded towards the Eisberg Sprints Jersey. Highly popular with fans, riders battle it out to be first across the sprint line to claim points, and also bonus seconds to be taken off their overall race time.
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