CORNWALL GRAND DÉPART STAGE OF THE TOUR OF BRITAIN 2021
On Sunday 5th September 2021, Cornwall will host the Tour of Britain, the UK’s premier road cycling event, for the first time which will see some of the world’s best cyclists racing from Penzance over 170km through the Cornish countryside to a sprint finish in Bodmin.
The stage’s route will also visit St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Newquay and St Austell.
You can view the interactive map of the Stage 1 route here.
ROAD CLOSURES A rolling road closure will be enforced on each of the stages. This means roads on and around the race route will be closed for a short period in which it takes the race to pass by – usually about 10 to 15 minutes around the estimated time of arrival and indicated by police escort vehicles.
NO PARKING The route is marked with yellow advanced warning signs in the run up to The Tour of Britain. Please don’t park on the route on the day: if necessary, vehicles may have to be removed.
LISTEN There will be an advance vehicle 15 minutes ahead of the race, keeping you up to date with what is happening in The Tour of Britain.
CAUTION Please keep children back from the edge of the road and animals on a lead, away from the roadside. Riders pass by very fast, and while we encourage support, please keep flags, objects, and photography equipment out of the road. Remember, taking selfies is fun, but turning your back on the race is never a good idea. Please always face the oncoming riders and race convoy.
POLICE The Tour of Britain is escorted along the route by trained police officers and escort motorcyclists. If you are asked to stop by an officer, please listen carefully and obey their instructions.
SUPPORT Don’t forget, this is a major international race and Britain’s largest free sporting event. So, show your support for the British heroes and the international stars who will be taking part and leave them with positive memories of the support at the Tour of Britain!
RESPECT THE RIDERS We encourage everyone to get behind the riders, but please remember this is their race. Please don’t block their route, run alongside them, or impede their progress.
Please check the Tour of Britain websites for the most up-to-date information:
Sunday 5th September 2021 – Estimated Timings*
11.00 am Penzance Western Promenade – START
11.20 am St Just (A3071) & complete length of the B3306
11.30 am Botallack
11.33 am Pendeen
11.37 am Morvah
11.48 am Zennor (1st King of the Mountain)
11.54 am Rosewall Hill (2nd King of the Mountain) / St Ives
12.02 pm Carbis Bay
12.06 pm Lelant
12.10 pm Hayle (1st Sprint – 1)
12.19 pm Gwithian
12.29 pm Barripper
12.31 pm Camborne – Basset Road & Trelowarren Street
12.41 pm Redruth – Tolgus Vean, Foundry Row, Falmouth Road
12.48 pm Penhalvean
12.52 pm Stithians
1.01 pm Longdowns
1.04 pm Mabe / Burnthouse
1.08 pm Falmouth
1.14 pm Swanpool Road, Cliff Road & Castle Drive, Melville Road, Dracena Rd
1.28 pm Penryn commercial Road (2nd Sprint)
1.34 pm Perranwell & Perranworthal
1.38 pm Carnon Downs (3rd Kind of the Mountain)
1.46 pm Truro
1.53 pm Shortlanesend
2.00 pm Zelah
2.15 pm Newquay
2.24 pm Quintrell Downs
2.43 pm St Stephen
2.53 pm St Austell
3.00 pm Bodelva Road
3.15 pm Bugle
3.24 pm Lanivet
3.33 pm Bodmin – FINISH