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Tour de Bunt - Route Announced

By  CJ Boom     12:16    Labels: 

Organisers of the Tour de Bunt have finalised the course for the three stage Tour over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Stage 1 - 55km race plus 44km stage
This stage coinsides with the National Team Series Race at Darley Moor Circuit. The 55km race begins the stage and after the race the route takes the riders on a 49km loop back towards Derby taking in Denstone Hall before moving on to Salt box Truckers stop. A variation on the traditional cake and tea room stop.

Stage 2 - 140km
The longest stage of the Tour, takes places on Sunday. Riders follow the course out to the north of Derby into the lumpy Peak District before returning back towards the city centre. The loop finds three stops today the first as part of a YHA hostel the second the legendary Cat and Fiddle greets riders at the furthest point of the course at 70km and after some climbs through the peaks. On the loop back to Derby the final stop is at MonyAsh

Stage 3 - 107km
The final stage moves south of Derby to take in two stops. The first is at 40km and is more of a short cake stop at the waterfront courtesy of the Barton Marina while the second is the famous and well trusted Breedon-on-the-Hill. A cake stop that has been frequented by the riders on several occassions and is famous for its caramel slice, so large Curley renamed it the caramel Slab.


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