The dates for the 2022 edition of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain were confirmed today, with the 18th edition of Britain’s biggest professional cycling race scheduled from Sunday 4 to Sunday 11 September.
Already confirmed for the 2022 route, a global start organized by Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, following the success of the last stage of the race this year, and a final stage on the Isle of Wight for the first time.
Jones-Evans: Ideal for the health and well-being of all
Isle of Wight Councilor Julie Jones-Evans, Regeneration and Tourism Member, noted,
“This is a great opportunity to showcase the Island and all we have to offer live on national and international television through the power of sport.
“The Isle of Wight is well known for its sailing heritage and it is also a great place to cycle thanks to its unique and distinctive coastline and landscapes.
“As well as giving a welcome boost to the local economy, the Tour of Britain is a fantastic sporting event that gets more people to get out on their own bikes, which is great for health and well- to be of all.
“We will be working closely with the Tour organizers and other partners over the coming months to prepare for the event.”
Bennett: first stop in the history of the Isle of Wight
Commenting on the news, Mick Bennett, Race Director for the organizers of SweetSpot, said:
“This year’s race will be remembered, but work is already well underway on the 2022 Tour.
“With the general start from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and our very first stop on the Isle of Wight to conclude the race, it will be another memorable edition of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain.”
Day: Show the best of our sport
British Cycling Sport and Major Events Manager Jonathan Day said:
“This year’s AJ Bell Tour of Britain will be remembered for many years to come, with its fantastic run, dynamic crowds and a fierce overall battle showing the best of our sport.
“We are incredibly excited to be working alongside the SweetSpot team to make the 2022 race even better, bringing it to more UK communities, supporting our ambition to lead the sport and inspiring the next generation.”
You can watch a recap of the 2021 AJ Bell Tour of Britain, won by Wout van Aert, here.
The AJ Bell Tour of Britain is sponsored by AJ Bell, one of the UK’s leading online investment platforms, helping people invest for the long term through ISAs, pensions and general investment accounts .
It has a rich history of supporting elite level sport, including badminton, cricket, rugby, squash and triathlon.
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