Cornwall Council and the Tour of Britain cycle race confirmed last week that the 2020 Tour will begin in Penzance, with a 170 km stage ending in Bodmin. The proposed route will take in St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Newquay, St Austell and the Eden Project, subject to final confirmation.
The Tour of Britain is the UK’s premier cycling road race, and will see 120 cyclists leave at the start of an 8-day stage race. Further details will emerge nearer the time, but it is hoped that 180,000 spectators will line the route.
Cornwall Council, announcing the news, also suggested that there might be a £3m boost to the Cornish economy, as well as providing inspiration for the next generation of cyclists. There will be promotional events around healthy living, and cycle tourism in Cornwall, so voluntary organisations with an interest in these areas, are advised to keep an ear to the ground for opportunities to get involved.