On 6th September 2020, Stage One of the Tour will begin in Penzance. The riders will come into Falmouth through Mabe Burnthouse, before working their way past Swanpool and Gyllyngvase.
Falmouth Cycles owner, Steve Masi told Truthful: “We’re extremely excited for it. The race will be coming straight past our doorstep. We’re planning trade shows all weekend. Working with council closely. I believe the town closed for cycling, which is brilliant. It’s still all up in the air a little bit as we’re still planning, but it will be brilliant.”
Riding in the opposite direction around Pendennis Point’s one-way system, they will leave the town on Melville Road, Dracaena Avenue, and finally the B3292 through Penryn as they move on to Truro.
Following a 175km route, 120 top Elite riders from all over the globe will pass through St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Newquay, St Austell and the Eden Project, before ending in Bodmin.
The event will be broadcast live to a global audience on ITV4 and EuroSport. Estimates have suggested that the Tour of Britain is likely to add an extra £3million into the Cornish Economy.
Cornwall Council’s head of economy, skills and culture, economic growth and development, said to the Falmouth Packet: “We are delighted to announce the confirmation of the Cornwall Tour of Britain Stage route which will showcase Cornwall not just for cycling fans, but wider communities across the county as well.”