The Great Tour, a 64-day, 6,700 kilometre awareness and fundraising cycle ride around the British coast will reach Cumbria this weekend.

Two cyclists got underway from the Isle of Wight on July 4 and will reach Carlisle today before travelling down the coast to Barrow on Monday.

They aim to finish back on the Isle of Wight on September 4.

Inspired by The Great Tour event that took place in 2010 and 2015, SweetSpot founder and managing director Hugh Roberts and long-time friend Robin Young are re-creating the 6,700 kilometre, 64 day ride, filling the gap between when the Women’s Tour and Tour of Britain professional cycle races should have taken place, had they not been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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