More excitement than ever is circulating around Ambleside in the Lake District with the imminent arrival of the Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain passing through. Stage 2, Carlisle to Kendal is a 187 km route with plenty of gradients and most definitely brimming full of beautiful scenery.
Instead of blinking and missing these elite riders fly through the streets of Ambleside, spectators will be able to watch the big screen with excitement building as they fly down from Carlisle, past Ullswater, through Keswick, down to Grasmere and Ambleside and onto the summit finish on Beast Banks in Kendal.
The aptly named “The Struggle”, just a short distance from Ambleside town centre, is the location for the Skoda King of the Mountains climb. Although it’s sure to a fantastic spectacle being up there at the top of this climb, being able to watch it from Ambleside on the big screen gives everyone the best of both worlds.
It means even more for the Ambleside community as well as lovers of this vibrant market town after the devastating floods back in the December 2015. Thanks to Ambleside Together, the big screen is certain to make this the ultimate Tour of Britain stage for the riders, organisers and hopefully the best in the history of the event. Free entry to the event in Ambleside is from 9.45 with live coverage from 1pm till 4pm on the big screen.
Don’t miss out on the chance of seeing the likes of Olympic silver medallist and multiple Tour de France sprint stage winner Mark Cavendish and now the latest news that Sir Bradley Wiggins will be riding this stage as well. Still not booked accommodation? It’s booking up fast but the Old Vicarage bed and breakfast in Ambleside has a small amount of rooms remaining starting from £100 based on 2 people sharing. Highlights – delicious breakfasts, swimming pool hot tub and sauna and dogs stay free. Visit http://oldvicarageambleside.co.uk/ for more details.