Guildford misses out as 2014 Tour of Britain route announced
PUBLISHED: 10:37 08 April 2014 | UPDATED: 10:37 08 April 2014
Guildford is to miss out on the Tour of Britain for the first time in three years, as Camberley and Haslemere are confirmed for the penultimate stage of this year's cycling road race.
British cyclist Mark Cavendish won’t get the chance to follow up his two Surrey stage wins in consecutive years on the town’s cobbled High Street thanks to the change in route.
Camberley will be the starting point of stage seven on Saturday September 13, with cyclists then heading south to Haslemere before passing through the Sussex towns of Horsham, Haywards Heath and Uckfield and then finishing along the Brighton seafront.
“We are delighted and honoured to be hosting Stage Seven of The Tour of Britain in Camberley,” says Surrey Heath councillor Craig Fennell.
“Park Street will be a real destination for people in the borough to watch the race, cheer on the cyclists and soak up the atmosphere.”
Surrey first hosted the Tour of Britain in 2012 when competitors rode from Reigate to Guildford with last year’s stage running from Epsom to Guildford.