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Rotherham included in third leg of 2024 Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men

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The Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men will return to Rotherham for the first time in almost 20 years this September, as South Yorkshire gears up to hold the third stage of Britain’s national Tour

Stage three of the race, on Thursday 5 September, will head from Sheffield to Barnsley, taking in Rotherham and Doncaster during the route. The race last came to South Yorkshire in 2007 when a stage started from Rother Valley Country Park.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion & Neighbourhood Working, Cllr Dave Sheppard, said: “The Tour of Britain travelling through Rotherham during this south Yorkshire Stage is a fantastic opportunity for the borough, to showcase some of our beautiful scenery, provide a boost to cycling – whether as a leisure activity, as a sustainable mode of transport or as a competitive sport – and of course to benefit businesses in the area. We know our communities and schools will look forward to giving the teams and spectators a warm Rotherham welcome.”

More details of the Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men, including the stage three route map, detailed stage timings, and competing teams will be announced in the coming weeks. 

South Yorkshire’s Mayor Oliver Coppard, added: “South Yorkshire is a place that loves a bike race, and even more, loves to welcome the world. We did it when we hosted the Grand Depart in 2014 and with the Tour de Yorkshire in 2017. So I know we will be out in force to cheer on the riders in the Tour of Britain, with thousands of people on the streets cheering the riders on across South Yorkshire.

“From Redmires to Roche Abbey, Conisbrough to Cubley, the South Yorkshire leg will pass through our incredible cities, towns and villages, taking in some of our most beautiful landscapes. The Tour of Britain coming to South Yorkshire is another sign of confidence in our ability to big, exciting things, and in can’t wait for us to be part of it.”

Since the last visit to South Yorkshire by the Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men, the area has famously hosted a stage finish of the Tour de France (2014), as well as four stages of the Tour de Yorkshire (two starts and two finishes) between 2016 and 2019.

Sheffield’s Grand Prix has become a popular round of the same series, with the 2024 race taking place in a week’s time in the city centre on Wednesday 17 July.

The Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men begins in the Scottish Borders on Tuesday 3 September, followed by a second stage in the Tees Valley. Following the South Yorkshire stage the Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men heads to the Midlands, and West Northamptonshire, before concluding in Suffolk on Sunday 8 September after six stages of racing.

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