Get on your bikes and ride

by | 3 September 2023 | Community Event, Sherwood

The world-famous Tour of Britain cycle race returns to Robin Hood County for a fourth time since 2017 when it hosts the fourth stage from Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre to Newark on Wednesday 6th September.

This year’s stage will start from Sherwood Forest and will pass through major towns, including Worksop, Retford and Southwell, before the sprint for the finish line takes place in Newark 170 kilometres later.

A world-class class field of competitors will also visit several towns and villages, including Carburton, Harworth, Sturton le Steeple, Boughton, Bilsthorpe, Caunton, Egmanton, Tuxford, Girton and Collingham.

Expected to be watched by millions of television viewers in addition to the 200,000-plus people who are expected to line the route from Sherwood Forest to Newark, the event will put our area on the map.

Live coverage of the race is shown daily in the UK on ITV4, in addition to more than 100 countries around the world via Discovery Player and GCN+.

The Tour of Britain is part of the UCI ProSeries, making it one of the most prestigious events in the sport’s global calendar.
A route map and full stage timings are available online at

Where to see the riders

  • Sherwood Forest visitor centre: 11.15am
  • Clumber Park: 11.36am
  • Worksop: 11.41am
  • Kilton Hill (category three): 11.46am
  • Carlton in Lindrick: 11.54am
  • Haworth: 12.07pm
  • Retford: 12.52pm
  • Boughton: 1.14pm
  • Red Hill Lane (category three): 1.21pm
  • Bilsthorpe: 1.28pm
  • Southwell: 1.42pm
  • Tuxford: 2.18pm
  • Dunham toll bridge: 2.37pm
  • Newark-on-Trent – Victoria: Street 3.23pm