Gearing up: Sussex hosts the penultimate leg of th 2014 Tour of Britain cycle race.
Stage Seven on Saturday 13th September sees the world's top riders racing through West and East Sussex, and taking on the infamous climb up Ditchling Beacon, before heading for the coast and the finish on Madeira Drive in Brighton.
Stage Seven crosses into Sussex, passing through Horsham and Haywards Heath then heads into Uckfield, Eastbourne and Newhaven with several sections on or close to the seafront, before the race crosses back over the South Downs for the climb up Ditchling Beacon. The stage finish in Brighton will mark just over 20-years after the Tour de France finish in the city, and 24-years since the last time a Tour of Britain came to Brighton
"We are delighted to be bringing The Tour of Britain to Sussex and Brighton for the first time in the race's modern history," said Race Director Mick Bennett.
"While the finish in Brighton is definitely one for the sprinters, the South Downs and Ditchling Beacon in the closing kilometres will pose a real challenge to them, and set up what I am sure will be a fantastic finish on the seafront."
Get more information about the Tour of Britain cycle race and a detailed route guide of stage 7 through Sussex.
Published 9th September 2014
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