SweetSpot, organisers of the Friends Life Tour of Britain, which starts in Liverpool on Sunday 7 September and concludes in London with a split stage eight days later, have teamed up with Ordnance Survey to release detailed maps of the routes of the race’s stages.
Besides helping fans plan the ideal spots to watch the race – the maps include the locations of the YodelDirect Sprints and the Skoda King of the Mountain climbs – they’re also available as GPX files so you can test yourself on the same roads that the likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will ride next month.
Ordnance Survey’s managing director, Nick Giles, said: "We have created a complete mapping package for the Friends Life Tour of Britain allowing cyclists and fans to either download and print route maps, view the stages via interactive online OS maps or export GPX files of the stages for mobile devices."
The latter can be imported onto a smartphone using the OS MapFinder app which is available on both the Android and iOS platforms and which stores them directly to the device, meaning you don’t need a mobile signal or Wi-Fi to use them.You can find the maps, plus the GPX files, on both the Ordnance Survey and Tour of Britain websites. Here's what they look like - this is Stage 3 from Newtown to the Tumble.
Friends Life Tour of Britain 2014
Sunday 7th September
Liverpool city centre 104.8km
Monday 8th September
Knowsley to Llandudno 201km
Tuesday 9th September
Newtown to The Tumble 179.7km
Wednesday 10th September
Worcester to Bristol 184.6km
Thursday 11th September
Exmouth to Exeter 177.3km
Friday 12th September
Bath to Hemel Hempstead 205.7km
Saturday 13th September
Camberley to Brighton 226km
Sunday 14th September
London individual time trial 8.8km
Sunday 14th September
London circuit race 88.8km
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