The Great Tour cyclists heading to Scarborough as part of 6,700km round-Britain ride

The Great Tour, an awareness and fundraising cycle ride around the entire coastline of Britain, is heading to Scarborough next week.
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The ride - which will go from Kings Lynn to Berwick-upon-Tweed next week - aims to complete a 64-day, 6,700km circumnavigation of Britain by September, raising money along the way.

Two riders – Hugh Roberts the Managing Director of the Tour of Britain professional cycle race and Robin Young – will be aiming to complete the challenge by bicycle, raising money and promoting the coastline along the way.

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The 175km Grimsby to Scarborough leg takes place on Wednesday (July 15) with the pair aiming to finish the day at Foreshore Road around 6pm.

Robin and Hugh during the first week of The Great Ride.Robin and Hugh during the first week of The Great Ride.
Robin and Hugh during the first week of The Great Ride.

The next morning, they will head away from Scarborough at 8.30am, heading up the coast to Hartlepool.

As a result of having seen the Tour Series, Women’s Tour and Tour of Britain postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers SweetSpot Group decided to do something on behalf of the world of cycling in the UK to contribute to health and charities and causes in the UK.

Inspired by The Great Tour event that took place in 2010 and 2015, SweetSpot Founder and MD Hugh Roberts and long-time friend Robin Young are re-creating the ride, filling the gap between when the Women’s Tour and Tour of Britain should have taken place.

The Great Tour will aim to raise awareness and funds for chosen health charities and causes in 2020 ahead of the full event launch in 2021.