The Tour of Britain is heading to Harlow after the Essex town was announced as one of the stage finishes for this year's cycling extravaganza.

Stage six of the 2023 edition will finish along Third Avenue on Friday, September 8 in a repeat of the finish to the Women's Tour of Britain last June.

No details have yet been released about where stage six will start from, or which route it will take to Harlow, but one year ago the peloton of leading females wound their way through the likes of Great Dunmow, High Easter and Felsted.


Since its return in 2004, the Tour of Britain has become a cornerstone of the UK sporting calendar with more than 15 million people watching in person, and the race itself generating over £330m for the UK economy.

Andrew Bramidge, chief executive of Harlow Council, said: "The Women’s Tour was a fantastic day, which created many great memories for schoolchildren, spectators, cycling fans, organisations and the riders, and it showed that Harlow can successfully host these types of events.

"We continue to aim high when it comes to hosting events and helping to put Harlow back on the world stage.

"We will work closely with the organisers to ensure as many residents, schools, organisations, and businesses benefit from Harlow hosting this event."

Mick Bennett, Tour of Britain race director, said: "Having worked with Harlow Council last year to deliver a fine stage of the Women’s Tour in the town, I’m thrilled that we’re able to team up once again in 2023 and help create more lasting memories for people."

The race starts in Greater Manchester and will take in stops along the way at Wrexham, Beverley, Nottinghamshire, Felixstowe, and one other still to be announced before culminating on Sunday, September 10, in south Wales.