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Felixstowe to host climax of Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men 2024 for first time





A coastal town will host the climax of Britain’s premier road cycling race for the first time in September

British Cycling announced today that the Lloyd’s Bank Tour of Britain Men’s champion will be crowned in Sea Road, Felixstowe, on September 8.

The final stage will also start in Lowestoft, the first time the town has been involved since 2012.

British Cycling has announced that Felixstowe will host the climax of this year’s Lloyd’s Bank Tour of Britain Men's race. Picture: Olly Hassell/SWpix.com
British Cycling has announced that Felixstowe will host the climax of this year’s Lloyd’s Bank Tour of Britain Men's race. Picture: Olly Hassell/SWpix.com

The full route, which will start from the seafront and take in a plethora of East Suffolk roads and villages, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Cllr Sarah Whitelock, East Suffolk Council’s cabinet member for communities, culture, leisure and tourism, said: “We are thrilled to see the return of the Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men this year, which is especially exciting as the entire final stage will be held within East Suffolk.

“National sporting events such as the Tour of Britain bring huge benefits to the area, attracting visitors to the district and providing a real boost for local businesses and communities.

Wout van Aert of Team Jumbo Visma celebrating his victory in Stage 5 of the 2023 Tour of Britain in Felixstowe. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com
Wout van Aert of Team Jumbo Visma celebrating his victory in Stage 5 of the 2023 Tour of Britain in Felixstowe. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

“We are looking forward to September and seeing this amazing sporting spectacle in our district.”

Felixstowe featured in the race last year as Wout van Aert took a stage win in Sea Road on his way to claiming the 2023 crown.

It also hosted the final stage of the women’s event in 2021, with a stage won by reigning World Road Race Champion Elisa Balsamo, as Dutchwoman Demi Vollering took the overall honours.

The final stage of the Tour of Britain will also start in Lowestoft, before making its way through a plethora of East Suffolk roads and villages
The final stage of the Tour of Britain will also start in Lowestoft, before making its way through a plethora of East Suffolk roads and villages

Jonathan Day, British Cycling’s events managing director, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing top-level racing and the joy of cycling to communities across the country in September.

“We’re enormously thankful to the local partners who are supporting the delivery of this year’s race, as we look to build on the momentum of June’s successful Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Women.”

The race begins in the Scottish Borders on September 3, then working its way through the Tees Valley, South Yorkshire, and West Northamptonshire along the way.

The Tour of Britain Men was relaunched in 2004 after a five-year hiatus, and features Olympic, world and Tour de France champions.

It is free to watch live with a roadside audience of around one million.

It will also be broadcast on ITV4.