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2013 Tour of Britain stage two - Cumbria, The Lake District Stage, Carlisle to Kendal

2013 Tour of Britain

Stage two - Monday 16 September
Cumbria, The Lake District Stage, Carlisle to Kendal 186.6km

The Tour of Britain will race through the heart of the world-famous Lake District for the first time with a spectacular 186.6-kilometre stage through Cumbria and the Lake District.

The world’s top teams and riders will arrive in Cumbria on Monday 16 September, taking on a challenging route from Carlisle through the Lake District and finishing with the notorious uphill finish of Beast Banks in Kendal, last used in 2007.

Cumbria, The Lake District Stage will be the longest in the history of the modern Tour of Britain, taking in Cockermouth, Workington and Whitehaven before heading into the Lake District National Park.

Heading through the Western Fells and ascending the formidable Honister Pass the Cumbria, The Lake District Stage will take in the famous locations of Keswick, Ambleside and Coniston, before finishing in Kendal.

Carlisle and Kendal have both hosted The Tour of Britain on two previous occasions – the former with stage starts in 2005 and 2012, and the latter with a finish in 2007 and a start in 2011. The Tour of

Britain also passed through Kendal on last year’s stage four from Carlisle to Blackpool.