Tour Of Britain Reaches Hertfordshire

Friday sees the arrival of the Tour of Britain cycle race - as Stage 6 speeds into Hemel Hempstead.

The likes of Mark Cavendish and Sir Bradley Wiggins are competing in a race which ends in London on Sunday.

They started in Liverpool last Sunday and after heading through the south west on Thursday, places like Exmouth and Exeter - on Friday's it's the big run from Bath to Hemel Hempstead - after climbing the hills around Princes Risborough, Kop Hill, Great Missenden - they'll then head through Chesham and up into Berkhamsted (at around 3pm) before racing for the Stage 6 finish line at Hemel (Gadebridge Park).

Road closures/route

Leighton Buzzard Road is closed from 8pm on Thursday to 6am Saturday, between the roundabout at Link Road/Galley Hill and the roundabout at Queensway/Warners End Road for roadworks and race preparation.

Leighton Buzzard Road from Potten End Hill to the Link Road/Galley Hill roundabout will also be closed on Friday 12 September from 2pm to 4pm for the race.

The main Gadebridge Park car park, off Leighton Buzzard Road will be closed from the evening of Wednesday 10 September until late Friday 12 September.

Finish line finale
To celebrate the Tour of Britain, Dacorum Borough Council is hosting a free event in Gadebridge park from 12 noon till 6pm. Attractions include organised cycling activities, a children's funfair, stalls, food and drink and lots more. 

The Friends Life Tour of Britain leaves Bath around 10am on the morning of Friday 12 September and is expected to finish in Hemel Hempstead by Gadebridge Park between 2 and 4pm.

There will be live coverage of all the race action on big screens at the finish.

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