Tour of Britain - Stage 2 - Hawick to Duns

  • 2019 Tour of Britain in Kelso
    • Date: 5th September 2022
    • Location: Various locations
    • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
    • Cost: Free

    The Tour of Britain, the country’s biggest professional cycle race and largest free to spectate event, returns to the Scottish Borders this September.

    Route

    The 175km stage will start in Hawick town centre at 11am and finish in Newtown Street, Duns at around 3.30pm.

    With the exception of a small number of streets in Hawick and in Duns, the event will operate entirely under a rolling road closure.

    Details of road closures in Hawick and Duns can be found online.

    The race will pass through:

    • Bonchester Bridge
    • Jedburgh
    • Morebattle
    • Town Yetholm
    • Kelso
    • Birgham
    • Coldstream
    • Whitsome
    • Allanton
    • Chirnside
    • Ayton
    • Eyemouth
    • Reston
    • Cranshaws
    • Longformacus

    Estimated race timings and full route details can be found on the Tour of Britain website.

    A poster for local businesses to promote the event can be downloaded from our website.

    About the 2022 race

    The 2022 race starts in Aberdeen city centre and finishes eight days later on the Isle of Wight. Along the way riders will tackle stages in the Scottish Borders, North East England, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Gloucestershire and Dorset.

    Six teams – a Great British national squad, the country’s four leading domestic squads (Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, Saint Piran, TRINITY Racing and Wiv SunGod) and Team Qhubeka – are confirmed to race, with the remaining squads to be announced shortly.

    Rider announcements will follow.

    Last year's star-studded race was won by Belgian rider Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo – Visma), with reigning world road race champion Julian Alaphilippe finishing third overall. 

    Spectating

    Spectators can view the race for free at the roadside. 

    Team presentations ahead of the start will take place in North Bridge Street, Hawick, while the post-race podium celebrations will take place in Newtown Street, Duns.

    ITV4 will continue to broadcast live flag-to-flag coverage of every stage and nightly highlights show, allowing fans in the UK to watch wherever they are. The race will also be shown in over 150 countries worldwide, thanks to the event's partnerships with Eurosport and the Global Cycling Network.

    About the Tour of Britain

    Relaunched in 2004 after a five-year absence from the calendar, the Tour of Britain is British Cycling’s premier road cycling event, held annually across eight days in September.

    The free-to-watch sporting spectacular features Olympic, world and Tour de France champions, and attracts a roadside audience of over 1.5m spectators. Live coverage of the race is shown daily in the UK on ITV4, in addition to around the world. The Tour of Britain is part of the UCI ProSeries, making it one of the most prestigious sporting events in the sport’s global calendar.

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