The OVO Energy Tour of Britain cycle race passes through Nottinghamshire for the second year in a row, in what will be the biggest free-to-attend sporting event the county has ever seen.
Crowds of over 210,000 lined the streets in September 2017 as our county hosted an entire stage of the tour for the first time making it the largest sporting event in the county’s history. An estimated one million people also tuned in to watch the Nottinghamshire stage on ITV4. Our county was recognised by the Tour’s event organisers for outstanding community engagement and initiative, and this year we need your help to go bigger and better!
Join us on route on the day to cheer along the riders - bring your own shakers, bells, whistles and let’s make plenty of noise! Why not also dress your fences, gardens and windows with bunting and decorations to show the riders our support and the TV cameras just how much community spirit our great county has.
There will be lots happening on the day of the event so be sure to take plenty of snaps and keep us posted. Share your photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #NottsTOB. We’re giving away a special prize for the best photo shared on social media on the day with #NottsTOB. The prize is an overnight stay for a family of four and a White Water Tubing session at Holme Pierrepont Country Park, Home of the National Water Sports Centre. Find out more here
Gallery and Videos
Take a look though our photo gallery and video clips for inspiration and tips on making your own decorations and noisemakers
'Make your own shaker' video by Mansfield District Council
Spray a bike and paint the town yellow
Newark and Sherwood
Created by Nottinghamshire Farmer Des Allen, Allen Farms (Coddington) Ltd
We want everyone to have a fantastic time when the Tour of Britain comes to our County. If you are planning to decorate the route here's a few things to remember:
- Banners, bunting, bikes and other bits and bobs should not obstruct the road, pavement or cycle routes and not be placed in areas where crowds are likely to gather to watch the race.
- Place your decorations in a safe place so people can enjoy taking photos and selfies with your artwork.
- Don't forget to remove your decorations once the race is over.