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Cycle Tour of Britain comes to Somerset, Friday 16th September 2011

There are likely to be some of the biggest crowds watching stage six of the tour as it passes through Cheddar Gorge on its undulating route fromTaunton to the Cathedral City of Wells. (You can download the official route map here.) The professionals only have just over 90 miles to pedal this time, but they do have to get over the Mendips. As per the Devon race, stage six starts at 10:15am but expected to take slightly less time at three and a half hours – depending on how fast they cycle!

If you’d like to explore Somerset on a pushbike but fancy that the Tour of Britain route might be a little too punishing, then Exmoor National Park has many a trail and way. And there are many places to visit in between, with plenty of holiday cottages in Exmoor and nearby – a good place to collapse in after wending your way around the countryside!

For more information on the remainder of the races, which form part of the UK’s largest sporting event that is free to spectate, visit their Web site,

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