North Lincolnshire will host an entire stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain for the first time ever this September, as Britain’s premier road cycling event heads to the area on Tuesday 5 September 2017.

120 of the world’s top cyclists will take on a 182-kilometre stage, starting from the beautiful 300-acre estate of Normanby Hall Country Park and finishing in the heart of Scunthorpe near Central Park.

Full Stage ETAs and details of the intermediate SKODA King of the Mountains and Eisberg Sprints will be published here in the build up to the race so please keep checking back here.

About North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire is looking forward to hosting Stage Three of the Tour. This is the second time the race has visited North Lincolnshire following the start of the race in 2009.

North Lincolnshire is a great place to visit and a popular place to cycle.  With wide-open spaces and rolling countryside it attracts visitors from far and wide.  There are quiet country lanes and friendly villages with plenty of tea shops – making it perfect for cyclists.

You will find an abundance of picturesque villages and bustling towns throughout the area. Scunthorpe is the main urban town with a number of small towns including Barton-upon-Humber, Brigg and Epworth, offering a great visitor experience.

With a rich history and culture, diverse architecture, miles-upon-miles of idyllic walking and cycling routes and serene local nature reserves and country parks, there is plenty to discover in North Lincolnshire.

There is a mix of rural and urban cycling networks, including the traffic-free ‘The Ridgeway’, that runs east to west through Scunthorpe towards Normanby, where the North Lincolnshire Stage will begin.  Downloadable routes can be found at

To find out more about getting out and about in North Lincolnshire, visit For tourism information and places to stay, go to

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Normanby Hall Country Park

Normanby Hall Country Park is delighted to be getting Stage Three of the Tour of Britain off to a great start!

The park is a beautiful 300 acre estate set in the quaint village of Normanby. Located on the outskirts of Scunthorpe, it is one of the region’s top visitor attractions and wedding venues with 350,000 people visiting last year.

Open to the public every day of the year, the park offers the perfect backdrop to a family day out. It is also extremely popular for walkers and runners throughout the year.

The hall and Farming Museum are open throughout the summer months and with award-winning gardens, wildlife, exciting events, deer park, a playground, splashpad, gift shop and café, there is plenty to keep visitors entertained all year around.

Built in 1825, Normanby Hall is a regency mansion and is owned by the Sheffield family, former Dukes of Buckingham, and the original owners of Buckingham Palace.

During the First World War the family remained in the house helping to care for the convalescing soldiers. The story of how the hall was used as an auxiliary hospital during the First World War is told in the ‘Normanby at War’ exhibition.

Normanby Hall is a picture-perfect setting for the Tour of Britain to start from.

Discover all that Normanby Hall Country Park has to offer by visiting

Scunthorpe and Central Park

The end of Stage Three will see the riders race into the heart of North Lincolnshire’s largest town, Scunthorpe. This industrial garden town is home to iconic landmarks such as 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, The Baths Hall and the steelworks. The iron industry in Scunthorpe was established in the mid-10th century and ever since then it has been the backbone of the town.

The route will climb past the award-winning Kingsway Gardens and finally finish by Central Park.

First opened in 1951, Central Park is an exciting experience for families, fitness fanatics and fair-weather walkers,
and is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people every year. Footpaths and cycleways criss-cross the 67-acre park, weaving around the heaving flower beds, neat formal gardens and play facilities. The park often plays host to local events – from running and cycling races to outdoor theatre and music performances – so is perfect for the Tour of Britain.

Central Park is also home to the area’s largest leisure centre, The Pods. Constructed of iconic domes that give the centre its name The Pods provides a premier centre for health and fitness.

Find out more about what to do in Scunthorpe at and for places to stay, go to

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