Sunday September 9th: Tour of Britain hits London

Tour of Britain 2006 Credit: Adam Lloyd Monaghan

This weekend sees the return of the Tour of Britain in 2007. The Tour, which involves seven days of racing by elite riders, will pass through the South East, Somerset, West Midlands, Yorkshire, the Northwest and Scotland. In past years the race has culminated in London, but this time the race will head north from London and will begin with a prologue time trial, meaning cycling fans in the capital are treated to yet another Tour prologue this year.

The prologue, which features 96 riders setting off at 1 minute intervals, will take place on Sunday 9th September on the old motor racing circuit in Crystal Palace Park. As Crystal Palace Park is situated on a hill so the winner on the day will receive the King of the Mountains jersey as well as the leader's yellow jersey.

The prologue takes place from 3pm until 5pm, but there will be other events taking place throughout the day, including TfL’s youth, junior, women’s and men’s Cat 3 Grand Prix, Cycle Magic bike try-outs, ride performances and more.

LCC will be at the event giving out information and encouraging people to cycle in London, so don’t forget to come and say hi.