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Tour of Britain Grand Départ in Cornwall 2021

Specialist Tour Operator for Cornwall and Southern England

For the first time Cornwall will host the Tour of Britain on 5th September 2021. The Grand Départ of the race will see riders travel 170 kilometres through the beautiful Cornish countryside, starting at Penzance and finishing in Bodmin. The stage’s provisional route visits St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Newquay, St Austell and the Eden Project.

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Tour of Britain’s Cornwall Route

Penzance Promenade provides a stunning start the 2020 Tour of Britain against the backdrop of Mount’s Bay and St Michael’s Mount. Heading in to West Penwith and the former mining town of St Just climbing up passing close to the cliff mine of Botallack featured in Poldark.

The next stage of the route towards St Ives offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Cornwall with view of the ocean and rugged coastline. Through the streets of this iconic town the riders will climb past Carbis Bay and Lelant, continuing to the huge sand dunes of Gwithian Towans.

Heading inland through Camborne and Redruth and passing many reminders of Cornwall’s mining heritage, including the National Trust’s engine houses at East Pool, they will following the Falmouth Road across open countryside.

Arriving from the west, the riders reach the coast at Swanpool beach and on towards Gyllyngvase beach before continuing along the seafront and around Pendennis Point with its views across the Fal Estuary. Heading out of town, competitors follow the river through Penryn towards Cornwall’s capital Truro.

The route takes in Truro’s cobbled streets before joining the main road to Newquay. Arriving at the Gannel Estuary, the competitors follow the road through the heart of the town past its spectacular beaches and hotels on the seafront.

Heading back inland the riders cross Cornwall  through the countryside famous for the mining of  China Clay towards St Austell and directly on to the Eden Project for a circuit of the site.

The last section takes the riders to Bodmin, on the Camel Cycle Trail, where the ascent in to the town gives a testing finish.


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