The full details of the route and timings of the Isle of Wight finale to the Tour of Britain have been revealed.

This year's event finishes at The Needles on Sunday, September 11 after an 11am start on Ryde Esplanade.

The Isle of Wight stage, the final day of the eight-day race, will see some of the world's top cyclists taking part.

The 148-kilometre route will see riders entertaining crowds across much of the Island.

Riders will contest three intermediate Sprints at Sandown (on Culver Parade opposite the beach), Yarmouth (on Bouldnor Road approaching the viewing point car park), and Cowes (along the sea front on Queen’s Road).

For the first time, the Tour of Britain will finish with an uphill finish and a categorised Skoda King of the Mountain climb, with the two-kilometre climb — the final 400 metres of which feature an average gradient of 9.6 per cent — up to the National Trust’s Needles Battery on Tennyson Down rounding out the week.

Three other Skoda King of the Mountains climbs will come at Brading Down above Sandown, Cowleaze Hill after Shanklin, and the famous Zig Zag Road in Ventnor.

When and where you can see the riders

After a controlled start at 11am on The Esplanade, the racing starts in earnest at 11.15am on Appley Road.

From there, the riders willl head out to Sandown for 11.42am and then the Category 1 climb up Brading Down at 11.42am.

Then it is around the south of the Island before heading for Yarmouth at an estimated 12.44pm.

Isle of Wight County Press: The Tour of Britain route.The Tour of Britain route.

Riders then move towards Cowes for 1.09pm then head across the Island to Cowleaze Hill for another climb (category 2) at about 1.53pm then Zig Zag Road, Ventnor (Category 1) at 2pm as the going gets tough.

It is then along the Military Road for the final climb to the finish at The Needles at an estimated 2.47 in another Category 2 climb.

Tour organisers say the average predicted speed for the 2022 race is 42kph (27mph).

CLICK HERE for the full race schedule. 

CLICK HERE for the interactive race route map.

How you can help keep circuit safe

Last week, the Isle of Wight Council said two new online information hubs had been created to keep residents informed about how the race may affect them.

A new Facebook Page and a dedicated section of the Isle of Wight Council’s website will both carry information on the race course and estimated race timings as well as advising residents on the best ways to watch the action and enjoy the spectacle.

The sites will also explain what steps residents who live on the route need to do to keep the circuit safe for riders and spectators as race day approaches.

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