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Council to build on Tour of Britain success to celebrate cycling-themed Gloucestershire Day


The county council will be celebrating all things cycling this Gloucestershire Day, 21 September.

Building on the excitement of the Tour of Britain’s visit to the county on 9 September, the council wants to celebrate the many amazing cycling routes and locations across the county that residents use.

The Tour of Britain started in Tewkesbury and finished in Gloucester after a 170.9km route through the Cotswolds and Stroud valleys. Huge crowds cheered on the riders from the roadside as Rasmus Tiller took the win on Southgate Street.

Don’t worry if you can’t speed up Winchombe Hill or you find Crawley Hill a challenge, the council wants to hear from both experienced cyclists and those that have got back on their bike after seeing the world-class Tour of Britain peloton.

To tell us about your favourite cycling spots, just download a Gloucestershire flag here and take a picture of the flag on your ride.

Share the routes with the council on social media, using #GloucestershireDay23. Our social media handles are:

  • Gloucestershire County Council on Facebook
  • @GlosCC on X
  • @gloucestershirecc on Instagram

As always, we will be celebrating along with colleagues from the six district and borough colleagues, other public sector partners, so look out for content from them too.

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, leader of Gloucestershire County Council, said: “The Tour of Britain was a huge triumph for the county and showcased Gloucestershire at its very best. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to cheer on the riders.

“We want to build on the success of the tour by using Gloucestershire Day 2023 to celebrate cycling in the county. We want to hear about your favourite routes and rides, whether you use your bike for commuting or enjoy it as a hobby – tell us about your favourites.

“I’d like to wish residents across the county a happy Gloucestershire Day on 21 September, and why not mark the occasion by getting out on your bike.”

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