2018 Tour of Britain visits the Lake District
The 2018 Tour of Britain is set to take place from the 2nd to 9th September, which will include a team time trial for the first time, as well as a summit finish on Whinlatter Pass in stages 5 and 6.
Back in 2013, the Tour of Britain saw the riders pass Cumbria for its Lake District 225km stage, Carlisle to Kendal, via Derwentwater and Keswick, this proved rather exciting for Lake District Hotels, as the riders passed by two of our hotels – Lodore Falls Hotel and Borrowdale Hotel (pictured above).
STAGE FIVE: Cockermouth to Whinlatter TTT
Thursday 6th September
The race heads to Cumbria and the Lake District for two stages on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September, the first of which will see an uphill team time trial from Cockermouth town centre to the summit of Whinlatter Pass. The 14-kilometre test gains over 300 metres across its length, with the final five kilometres of the test against the clock averaging 4%.
STAGE SIX: Barrow-In-Furness to Whinlatter
Friday 7th September
The following day riders will climb Whinlatter Pass twice more, from its harder eastern side, during a 169-kilometre road stage from Barrow-in-Furness. The second of the ascents up the three-kilometre climb that averages 7% will see the stage finish at the Forestry Commission’s visitor centre.
For more details on The Tour of Britain, please visit TOUR OF BRITAIN →
If you are planning to come and witness this occasion then our Keswick hotels will provide the perfect base for you and your family to stay. Inn on the Square, the Skiddaw Hotel and Kings Arms Hotel are all situated in the centre of Keswick, or if you want something out of town but not too far from all the action, the Lodore Falls Hotel and Borrowdale Hotel are both situated just a short distance from Keswick.
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