Awesome Saturday morning today as the 2018 Tour of Britain came to Nottingham. The penultimate Stage 7 set off from Central Avenue in West Bridgford, Nottingham. It’s was a 134 mile (215.6km) course for the riders today which was the longest of this years stages.
Me and the kids jumped on the bikes first thing and cycled into West Bridgford to avoid the traffic and get as close to the action as possible. We got a great view at the start line as the bikes set off and brimbled down central avenue.
As the riders headed out to South Nottingham we had 30 mins to cycle from the start line over to Keyworth to watch them coming off the first KOM section and down through Keyworth.
From Keyworth I followed the riders out through Plumtree and down Cotgrave Lane. As they went right at Sainsbury’s, I went left to get to Radcliffe on Trent to watch them ride through before they headed out north towards Mansfield.
Great event to come to Nottingham and brilliant to see all the villages making an effort to get out and support the riders.
Team Sky’s Ian Stannard crossed the line in Mansfield in first place after a solo breakaway. Julian Alaphilippe protected his overall lead in the general classification and unlikely to be challenged in London on the final day.