Suffolk to host final stage of Tour of Britain

East Suffolk will host the overall finish of the Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men this September, as Lowestoft and Felixstowe play host to Britain’s biggest professional cycle race on Sunday 8th September.

It will mark the seventh edition of the men’s Tour to have visited Suffolk, although the first time that the county has hosted the prestigious final stage of the event.

Twelve months on from Wout van Aert taking an audacious stage win on Sea Road in Felixstowe, on his way to overall victory in the race, the 2024 Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men’s champion will be crowned in Felixstowe.

While Felixstowe has hosted starts and finishes of men’s and women’s Tours before, Lowestoft last had the Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men race through in 2012 during the opening stage of the race from Ipswich to the Royal Norfolk Showground.

Full details of the stage route, which will start from the seafront in Lowestoft and take in many roads, villages, and towns familiar to the peloton from previous Suffolk stages, will be announced in the coming weeks.

In 2021 Felixstowe hosted the final stage of the women’s event, with a stage won by reigning World Road Race Champion Elisa Balsamo, as Dutchwoman Demi Vollering took the overall honours.

The Lloyds Bank Tour of Britain Men begins in the Scottish Borders on Tuesday 3 September, visiting the Tees Valley, South Yorkshire, and West Northamptonshire over subsequent stages.

More details, including the stage six route map, detailed stage timings, and competing teams will be announced in the coming weeks.