Tour of Britain to end on Aberdeen's beach esplanade

The Tour of Britain will now officially end on Aberdeen's beach esplanade.

It's the first overall finish of the event in Scotland since 2008 with the 17th edition scheduled to take place from Sunday September 5th to 12th. 

It will cover more than 807 miles with it finishing up in the Granite City with the start taking place in Penzance. 

The race will go ahead subject to local conditions and in line with relevant national COVID guidelines and UCI protocols.

Aberdeenshire Council leader Cllr Andy Kille said: “The route announcement of the final stage of the Tour of Britain is something we have long waited for and feels incredibly significant for our region. Seeing the teams line up in Stonehaven and then taking on some of our spectacular climbs and sprint stretches will be exciting. The eyes of the world will be on us.”

“I am aware that the team are working hard behind the scenes to make sure that this event can go ahead as safely as possible, and I want to reassure our communities that everything is being done to ensure we are delivering this race in line with regulations and safety measures.”

Six British teams have already been confirmed for the event, including the Great Britain national team - the full announcement of teams taking part will be confirmed later this month. 

Aberdeen City Council Leader, Councillor Jenny Laing, said: “We welcome today’s announcement, which many people have eagerly been waiting for.

“We look forward to hosting the Tour of Britain in Aberdeen in September and enjoying the many positive impacts at a regional level for tourism, health and wellbeing.

“This will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the north-east, one that signals our ambition as a council to build momentum around our post-Covid economic recovery plans. Officers are continuing to work with race organisers, partners and stakeholders to ensure that we take this opportunity to celebrate all that our city region has to offer.”

To find out about the detailed routes and timetables for the Tour of Britain stage visit

More information for spectators will be announced in the coming weeks.


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