OVO Energy Tour of Britain 5 September – when the stage ends in Leamington

The fun will not stop when riders cross the finish line in the Warwickshire stage of the UK’s premier cycling event.

Spectators of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2018 will be treated to a whole host of activities throughout the day in the run up to stage 4’s dramatic finale.

Leamington’s Newbold Terrace, where the Warwickshire stage will come to a close on Wednesday, September 5, will be a hive of activity.

Cycling enthusiasts are being urged to arrive early to make the most of the scheduled activities, which start as early as 11am in Jephson Gardens’ Tour Village, where the whole race will be streamed live from the start in Nuneaton.

Stalls will also be set up by local bike shops, with a variety of food stands, and children’s entertainment including live performers and bouncy castles also on display.

Jephson Gardens will also play host to of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain’s Promo Zone, where race sponsors will gather to put on engaging exhibits for the public.

British Cycling will be running activities from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, while Strider Bikes, who produce balance bikes to aid children up to the age of five learning to ride, will be giving youngsters the chance to get involved in a balance bike race.

Children aged 18 months to five can enter and all riders will receive medals and a photo on the podium.

Racers in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain will set off from Nuneaton on September 5 at 11am and head towards Atherstone before taking in the North Warwickshire countryside before reaching Meriden.

It will then head to the University of Warwick, before passing Kenilworth and Warwick Castles. Heading south into Stratford upon Avon, competitors will also have to take on three SKODA King of the Mountain climbs again – an ascent of more than 1,700 metres.

The first of those will be at Ilmington, before the second at Edge Hill, just on the outskirts of Arlescote while the third comes in Burton Dassett Country Park.

It will then head through Moreton Morrell, Wellesbourne, Kineton, Tysoe and Shipston-on-Stour, Fenny Compton and Southam, and then towards Princethorpe in Rugby before finishing in the centre of Royal Leamington Spa.