Tour of Britain 2017

The penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race will be rolling into Hemel Hempstead on Saturday 9 September.

Hemel town centre will be buzzing with cyclists and their support teams from 9am. There will be plenty of action in the town centre during the morning as competitors are interviewed on stage, and you can watch all the top teams prepare for the race start.

The Tour of Britain is also being shown live on ITV4, so remember to set your TV to record so you can spot your face in the crowd when you get home later.

The race is scheduled to get under way at 10.30am. After the starting pistol is fired, the professional cyclists will battle their way up the dual carriageway and along Maylands Avenue before sailing down Queensway and winding through Hemel’s stunning Old Town High Street.

Once the racers have sped away from the town centre there will still be heaps happening to keep both adults and kids entertained all morning.

Sally Marshall, Chief Executive of Dacorum Borough Council, said: We’re honoured to welcome the tour back to the borough. Dacorum successfully hosted the Tour of Britain in 2014 and it’s great to have the event back – especially as the penultimate stage of the race will start in Hemel Hempstead. We hope to see as many visitors as possible in the town centre and along the route, and are sure it will inspire residents of all ages to get active.”

Road Closures

On Saturday 9 September it will be necessary for Dacorum Borough Council to close Moor End Road, Waterhouse Street, Bridge Street and the Bus Interchange on Marlowes from 12am until 4pm. Buses will be redirected and can be picked up from the old bus station on Waterhouse Street.

Rolling road closures will be in place along the route and are expected to cause a 15-minute delay for traffic in those areas.

For further details, please view the following map

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