Park to host OVO Tour of Britain
Nottinghamshire will host an entire stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, the UK’s premier road cycling race, this September as the event visits Mansfield and Newark-on-Trent for the first time. It is the only county in the Midlands to host one of the eight stages.
Wednesday 6 September will see 120 of the world’s top cyclists racing a 175-kilometre stage from Mansfield to Newark-on-Trent. The route will take in Eastwood, Hucknall, Gedling and the grounds of Newstead Abbey and the centre of Southwell.
After heading through Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park the stage will loop the north of the county and the towns of Worksop and Retford. The OVO Energy Tour of Britain will also pass through Harworth and Bircotes, passing the museum and memorial to 1965 World Champion Tommy Simpson in the latter.
You can watch the race live on the big screen inside the park all day. The race will finish on Farndon Road with the presentation taking place on the park shortly after.