In case you haven't heard ... Stage 5 of this year’s Tour of Britain will finish on 10th September with the climb from Melmerby up to Hartside! Eden District Council’s Tourism team invite you to a Tour of Britain Information Evening at the North Lakes Hotel at 7pm on Tuesday, 2 June to advise how Eden communities and businesses can make the most of the race.

tour of britainThe evening will include: 

Information for communities: 

  • Practical information about road closures, car parking, facilities, spectator information
  • Getting your community involved - learning from the Tour de France Grand Depart Yorkshire experience
  • Community events, offering refreshments, generating income for your local community, painting bikes…..what ideas do you have?
  • Pop up car parks, campsites
  • Support for community events and celebrations

Information for businesses:

  • How your business might benefit from the event
  • Use of Tour of Britain logo, marketing materials and images
  • Using the Tour of Britain to encourage new and repeat visitors to base themselves in Eden to watch both Cumbria stages of the race and explore Eden
  • Become cyclist-friendly                                                                                                                                    
  • Joining in the story on social media
  • Sponsorship opportunities

Please confirm your attendance by contacting Sally Hemsley on 01768 212167/483 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Cumbria will host two stages of the Aviva Tour of Britain this September, as British cycling's premier road cycling event comes to the county on two separate days for the first time ever. The Aviva Tour of Britain attracts the world's top cyclists, including Olympic and World Champions and Tour de France stage winners.

Stage 5 of the race on 10th September covers 171km and will start at Prudhoe following Hadrian’s Wall through to Brampton, the Eden Valley, along Ullswater Lake and Penrith, finishing with the 8km climb from Melmerby up to Hartside.  At 575m, the summit finish at Hartside Fell is almost 100m higher than it was in last year’s race, which finished on the Tumble in South Wales.  See the Tour of Eden route.

Stage 3 of the race on 8th September covers 216km and will start at Cockermouth, go along the west coast from Maryport to Silloth, through the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, across to Carlisle and then up into Scotland to the finish at Floors Castle outside Kelso.

Further details of all eight stages of the Tour of Britain will be announced in the summer along with the details of the 20 competing teams.

Visit the Tour of Britain official website for more information about the tour and Vist Eden website for more local updates.