Celebrate the 2022 Tour of Britain from the comfort of your home and ride some of the most interesting sections from each stage.
Ride this in any order, it’s all a bit of fun.
The ride starts on Union Street in the centre of Aberdeen and follows the Beach Boulevard to the Esplanade, where the North Sea haar (mist) wraps itself around you as you ride along by the shore. After crossing the River Don, you start the first of four climbs with a gentle 3km rise at an average of 1.9%, topping out at 8% near the top. After climbing through Kinmuck, there is a short kicker up to the top of the second climb, then it is downhill through Keithhall into Inverurie, looping round the town back towards the river, where you start the third climb, another gentle rise with a kick in the tail up the long straight road where you can see the summit of Bennachie, the Mither Tap, straight ahead of you. The final climb is the shortest but also the steepest, averaging 6% over 700m with a maximum of just over 15% on the way up to the final destination of Chapel of Garioch (pronounced ‘Gearie’). Ian's normalised power 165W at 2.4W/Kg, wind 10.7KpH SSE.More Info
Cycle along part of Stage 3 of the 2022 Tour of Britain. The route climbs gently from the market down of Wolsingham through the upper Weardale valley in County Durham. Then, on reaching the village of St John's Chapel there is a sharp left onto Chapel Fell (OC-62). The average gradient of 8% over the 4km of this climb is deceptive as it has some steep ramps of up to 17% which eventually bring you to the summit of Harthope Head which, at 627m, is allegedly the highest paved pass in England.More Info
Enjoy this rolling loop along the eastern edge of the North York Moors National Park before testing your legs on the 30% climb approaching the top of Carlton Bank, Official Climbs #58. Carlton Bank and the descent to Chop Gate will feature on Stage 4 of the 2022 Tour of Britain. "Oh James, I cannot find the words". "Well, let me enlarge your vocabulary".More Info
Starting at the former hunting lodge of Newark Park, high on the Cotswolds western escarpment, the route drops down to Uley where the challenging Cat 2 Crawley Hill provides a stern test. From here it's across Selsley Common to Stroud, with views over the Cotswold hills.More Info
A rolling start in Godshill, we leave this pretty village and head south through Whitwell and Niton climbing St Catherine’s Down onto Blackgang where we then start to get spectacular views along the southern cliffs. The last ten miles will showcase some of the most stunning scenery with the white cliffs and downs dominating the skyline. We end our journey at the beautiful Freshwater Bay. Enjoy! The costal road from Whitwell to Freshwater Bay is a part of the final Stage 8 of the 2022 Tour of Britain.More Info
After our ferry crossing from the mainland we start the ride in Yarmouth before the local shops open. From here we head clockwise around the island passing through Shalfleet and the secluded Old Town Hall at Newtown built in 1699. We soon pick up the coast road at Gurnard Bay and then head into Cowes to finish at the quay front. Stage 8 of the 2022 Tour of Britain follows this route.More Info