Tour of Britain to return to central London

Organiser of the Tour of Britain SweetSpot Group has confirmed the final stage of this year's event will take place in central London on Sunday 18 September.

Tour of Britain to return to central London
Tour of Britain to return to central London
The event had to be shifted to the borough of Newham last year, as it coincided with the Pope’s visit to the capital.

Spectators will be able to see some of Britain and the World’s top cyclists in action on the streets of London less than a year before the Olympic Games.

"For our partners and sponsors and of course our fans it is very important that we return to central London, for what will be a spectacular finish to The 2011 Tour of Britain," said SweetSpot Group chief executive Hugh Roberts.

"As Britain’s biggest professional cycle race and this country’s largest free-to-spectate sporting event it is important that we finish with an iconic finale, and as we showed in 2008 and 2009 there is no better place to hold The Tour of Britain than at the heart of London."

A full programme of events is also being planned for the day, including The Prostate Cancer Charity Tour Ride, school events and a corporate charity fundraising event.

The tour kicks off in Scotland on Sunday 11 September.

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