May 23 2013 Latest news:
By Brad Jones
Monday, August 20, 2012
TOUR de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins will make his return to competitive action in Suffolk next month - and this is where you will be able to see him and other riders on the Tour of Britain.
Wiggins has announced he will compete in next month’s Tour of Britain - the first stage of which starts in Ipswich on September 9.
The race heads out to Woodbridge, Snape, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Blythburgh, Southwold and Lowestoft, before heading into Norfolk.
The 32-year-old has been given extra time off by Team Sky following his hugely successful summer and is not participating in the Tour of Denmark next week.
His return to competitive action is now set to come on home soil in the eight-stage event.
Wiggins made the announcement as he launched the inaugural ‘Ride with Brad’ mass participation public cycling event in Barnoldswick, Lancashire.
When asked what his next plans were, Wiggins said: “I’m doing the Tour of Britain now.
“It’ll be nice. I’ll try to stay fit between now and then so I don’t embarrass myself! It’ll be good.”
Huge crowds will want to watch Wiggins et al in action – and this is where you can see them on stage one of the Tour of Britain:
- The peloton will set out from Ipswich town centre, heading north onto Colchester Road, before heading to the main road at Kesgrave;
- In Kesgrave, it is set to deviate around Ropes Drive, before then passing through Bealings;
- It will then head to Woodbridge and Melton, before turning towards eyke, Tunstall and Snape;
- The race then heads into Aldeburgh, takes the road to Thorpeness, before heading to Leiston;
- From Leiston, the cyclists head to Middleton, Westleton and then Blythburgh;
- The peloton will then skirt around Southwold and Reydon, heading to Wrentham on the B1127;
- It follows the B1127 to Henstead before cutting towards Kessingland;
- And the last part of the Suffolk leg will travel through Carlton Colville and Lowestoft