Some of the world's top cyclists are heading to the Isle of Wight in two months' time for the final stage of this year's Tour of Britain.

And one local good cause is celebrating the news it is to benefit from the event.

Mountbatten will be the official charity of the final stage.

The finale of the prestigious event, featuring the world’s best riders, will be held on the Island on Sunday, September 11.

Mountbatten will work alongside the tour organisers to promote its brand and services over the race weekend.

“We are really excited to be part of what promises to be a really amazing spectacle,” said Nigel Hartley, Mountbatten CEO.

“All eyes will be on the Island for the Tour of Britain race and I am delighted we can be involved.

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“This will be a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of Mountbatten, our work and how we support people in so many ways.

“We are really grateful to the organisers for welcoming us as the official race charity and we look forward to announcing more details about our plans in the coming weeks.”

Locals and visitors are expected in their thousands to visit the Island to watch the race. It will also be televised to a global audience.

"It is absolutely great Mountbatten is the chosen charity for the final stage of the Tour of Britain, right here on the Isle of Wight,” said Will Myles, managing director of Visit Isle of Wight.

The riders will start in Ryde and make their way to The Needles via most of the main Island towns and parishes. 

Further details about Mountbatten’s involvement in the race will be revealed soon.

Cllr Julie Jones-Evans, Isle of Wight Council Cabinet member for regeneration and business development, said: “Mountbatten rely heavily on fundraising income to ensure they can continue to support Island people and their families when they need it most.

“Tour of Britain provides a national platform for them to raise awareness of the vital work they do for our Island.”

More details about the race can be found HERE