Welcome to Visit Sidmouth
'A town caught still in a timeless charm’
That was the Sidmouth that captivated the Poet Laureate, John Betjeman, and it will captivate you, too. Beautiful gardens and leisurely walks, Regency history and fine hotels, clean beaches and friendly shops…. it’s all here in this lovely seaside town that nestles beneath majestic red cliffs and the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley. Look through the Visit Sidmouth website to discover why so many ‘Select Sidmouth’ to relax and unwind through all the seasons of the year. You will discover, too, why so many return.
The Tour of Britain - Friday 20th September
The Tour of Britain celebrates its tenth anniversary, since the revival of the race by SweetSpot Group, in 2013. Scotland will host the Grand Depart of the 2013 Tour, with Peebles in the Scottish Borders welcoming the return of the race on Sunday 15th September for Stage One.
Eight days later The Tour of Britain will be back in central London for the traditional and iconic Whitehall finish to Stage Eight, the London Stage presented by TfL. Along the way The Tour will have its biggest ever individual time trial on Stage Three at Knowsley and a first ever summit finish on Haytor at the heart of Dartmoor on Stage Six.
A first ever stage through the heart of the Lake District, including the notorious uphill finish in Kendal, and a inaugural visit to the Snowdonia National Park ensure the 2013 Tour has an exciting and dynamic route, blending the old and the new, and providing a tough challenge for the world's top teams and riders who will compete on British roads in September.
Read on to find out the first details of the 2013 Tour of Britain and to view overview maps of the national and individual stage routes. Individual stages will be launched from May onwards, so keep checking back for the details stage maps from mid-Summer, including the locations of the all-important Yodel Sprints and SKODA King of the Mountains climbs.
The full Tour of Britain website will go live after The Tour Series in July, bringing you information on the venues, stage routes and competing teams, plus more information on how to spectate at The Tour as we draw towards the September start date.
Before then, ensure you make thetour.co.uk one of your favourites and keep checking back regularly for new content and latest news.
Friday 20th September - Sidmouth to Haytor, Dartmoor