The Tour of Britain arrives on the Isle of Wight in less than a year.

September 11 2022 will see the huge event draw to a close here, after it sets off from Aberdeen, Scotland on September 4 2022.

As the Isle of Wight County Press previously reported, a launch event was held in Ryde, in July 2020, when organisers announced the Tour of Britain would be here in the second week of September 2022.

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Wham! star a producer Andrew Ridgeley in Ryde in July 2020

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The launch featured Wham! star Andrew Ridgeley and saw a team setting off on a fundraising cycle round the UK, which it was hoped would become an annual event in its own right.

Hugh Roberts, MD of organisers Sweetspot told us at the time: "We want to make the Isle of Wight a Mecca for cycling, through the biggest race in the world.

"It is shown across 150 different countries, which means the whole world is going to be seeing it."

Although the deal was agreed by the former leader of the Isle of Wight Council, Dave Stewart, a change in administration at May's election means new leaders will welcome the Tour of Britain next summer.

Isle of Wight Councillor Julie Jones-Evans, Member for regeneration and tourism, said: “This is a great opportunity to showcase the Island and everything we have to offer on live national and international TV through the power of sport.

"The Isle of Wight is well known for its sailing heritage and it’s also a brilliant place to ride a bike thanks to the unique and distinctive coastline and scenery.

"As well as providing a welcome boost to the local economy, the Tour of Britain is a fantastic sports event that inspires more people to get out on their own bikes, which is great for everyone’s health and wellbeing.

"We will be working closely with the Tour organisers and other partners over the coming months to prepare for the event.”