Nottinghamshire Schools Portal

Competition - Design the starting flag and winners trophy for the Tour of Britain

On Saturday 8 September the UK's biggest free-to-attend cycle race returns to Nottinghamshire for stage 7 of the OVO energy Tour of Britain. The race will start in Rushcliffe and follow a 223km route through Nottinghamshire to finish in Mansfield.

Last year crowds of over 210,000 lined the streets 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. Our county was recognised by the Tour’s event organisers for outstanding community engagement last year but this year we want to go bigger and better and would like as many schools as possible to get involved.


We have some fantastic competitions for pupils to enter:

Design the starting flag

  • closing date Sunday 15 July
  • The winning entry will be made and used to start the race on the 8 September in West Bridgford.

Design the trophy that will be presented to the Stage 7 winner

  • closing date Sunday 15 July
  • The winning entry will be made and presented to the winner of the race on the 8 September in Mansfield.

There will also be a prize for the school and runners up.

Please email your entry to

School resource pack

You’ll find a wealth of background information on the Tour and cycle racing in general, together with a host of activities and competitions to help support children’s understanding, raise awareness and interest in cycling, road safety and fitness.