Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas to both take place in Tour of Britain, Karl Cushing writes
British tourism providers are set for a September bookings boost with two of the UK’s Tour de France winners due to take part in this year’s Tour of Britain (tourofbritain.co.uk).
Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome and this year’s winner, his Sky teammate Geraint Thomas, will both take part in the race, which runs September 2-9.
Operators along the route are expecting a surge of interest, including The Coppermines Lakes Cottages Company, an accommodation provider in Cumbria that features more than 80 self-catering cottages.
“To have two of the country’s greatest sportsmen here will be a real thrill and will also help to shine a spotlight on Coniston and the surrounding area as a great place to visit,” said company spokesperson Rebecca Forsman.
“It’s also a great chance for tourism businesses like ours to showcase ourselves as a bike-friendly county.”