2020 OVO Energy Tour of Britain – 1st stage

Penzance — Bodmin

Bodmin (the town closest to Ruthern Valley) will see some of the world’s best cyclists and cycling in September 2020!

Staying at Ruthern Valley, you can stroll down the Camel Trail into Bodmin and catch the exciting finish of the first stage of the 2020 Tour of Britain!

Penzance and Bodmin will host the first stage of the 2020 Tour of Britain, with 120 riders travelling 170 km through Cornwall’s countryside, from Penzance to Bodmin. The stage’s provisional route passes by (through?) the Eden Project.

It will be the biggest ever sporting event to be hosted in Cornwall and the race will be broadcast in 190 countries. As many as 180,000 people could line the roads to watch.

Ruthern Valley is a great place for cycling in Cornwall. We have bikes available for hire and the Camel Trail is a hop, skip and jump away.

Dave Potter, Chair of the Cornwall Tour of Britain Stage Working Group, said: “It is a fantastic opportunity to present to the world, the landscape and culture of Cornwall.”

Chris Opie, Cornwall’s most successful professional cyclist, said: “I am a lifelong athlete who grew up in Cornwall… The chance to witness the world’s top athletes competing in one of the world’s toughest events right on their doorstep, enabling a generation to dream and to aim for large, exciting, ambitious goals could be genuinely life changing.”