The world famous ‘Ovo Energy Tour of Britain’ cycling race will be passing by Peasedown St John on Tuesday 4th September, with local residents being invited to cheer on those involved.
Community leaders and local residents will be waiting patiently to cheer on the hundreds of participants taking part, armed with flags and bunting.
Organising the welcoming party are the village’s local councillors, Karen Walker and Sarah Bevan (Independent).
The pair said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that the Tour of Britain will pass by Peasedown St John. For years we have been pushing and promoting cycling in our community.
“Keeping the village active is important to us, and so the Tour of Britain will only encourage more people to get on their bikes and work towards a healthier neighbourhood.
“Good luck to all those taking part in the upcoming Tour of Britain. We’re looking forward to cheering you on!”
The Tour of Britain is a multi-stage cycling race, in which participants race across the country to complete the race in the fastest time.
The event dates back to the first British stage races held just after the Second World War, since then various different events have been described as the Tour of Britain, including the Milk Race, the Kellogg’s Tour of Britain and the PruTour.
The current version of the Tour of Britain began in 2004 and is part of the UCI Europe Tour.
In total, the race is 1,140km across the UK, with Stage 3 of the competition taking place across Bath and Bristol on Tuesday 4th September.
People are invited to gather at Nathan Wood, next to the A367/Bath Road junction (south of Peasedown) between 1pm – 1.30pm on Tuesday 4th September to welcome and cheer on the cyclists.