- Tour of Britain – spectating – Peebles or Drumlanrig ?
Start tends to be quite chaotic – fans mobbing the buses, everyone working to a deadline cos they need to get the race started.
The finish is usually a bit more atmospheric, more people hanging around, a commentator, big screen, more chance to watch everything and usually better food & coffee stands! More chance to catch the riders afterwards as well if the kids want an autograph or photo opportunity.Posted 4 years agosimmySubscriber
PDF race manual, much better than the websitePosted 4 years ago
The bike museum at Drumlanrig is worth a visit, perhaps.Posted 4 years agoslowclimbMember
You’ll make both no bother, its not even that far from here (Peebles) to Drumlanrig, probably not much more than an hour.Posted 4 years ago
I know what you mean about shipping the kids about but in my experience of big races all the teams disappear pretty quickly at the finish.
My son (and his dad!) loves all the buses etc that goes with a race and you dont see that the same at the finish.
If you do come here get here nice and early, the last couple of times here its been pretty mad to get passed by Thor Hushovd, Mark Renshaw etc warming up riding round the car park 🙂
Watch the start, nice late breakfast in Osso, down to Drumlanrig – great day out
I would definitely be going to both but the young team is racing up Glentress after the grand depart.chriswilkMember
it’s only 1.5 hours frmo peebles to drumlanrig, but if only one then prob the finish. ALso, going the other way to the race, so no problem with road closures.
Good adventure playground round the back of the castle for younger ones too.
I’ll be at the start, my kids are part of the leadout train with peebles cc!Posted 4 years ago
“Tour of Britain 2013
The Tour of Britain’s Scottish Stage, and Day One of the 2013 race, is coming to Drumlanrig Castle on Sunday 15 September.
Watch the race live on the Giant Screen before the cyclists arrive at the Castle. There will be cycling themed entertainment from 1pm, trade stands, a mouth watering farmers market and much more. Arrive early to enjoy the Country Park, Cycling Museum, Castle Gardens and Stableyard.
Important Spectator Information for Tour of Britain visitors to Drumlanrig Castle
Vehicular access on Sunday 15 September is from the main visitor entrance, on the A76 north of Carronbridge. Admission charges for the day to the Gardens and Country Estate have been waived and car parking for the event is £2 per car.
To ensure that the race runs smoothly and without obstruction, all spectators and vehicles to Drumlanrig must be in place by 2pm. Cars will not be allowed access to the Castle grounds after this time. This is to guarantee the safety of competing cyclists, support staff and spectators.”Posted 4 years ago
It should be good if it is dry on the day, not so great if it rains. Umbrellas and wellies. It is grass on either side of the finish line.
If you have not been to Drumlanrig before,
The road leading up to the house, will have the finishing straight / finish line just about at the bottom right of the photo.
Once across the finish line the riders will turn right into the small carpark (not a public car park on the day) to where the team buses will be. You will be able to chat to the team staff/helpers (if you speak the right languages) before the race arrives.
The public carpark on the day will be in a field off to the left of the picture. You will walk up the narrow curved road from the carpark to the front of the house.Posted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Some further info about timings, parking, access to Drumlanrig etc here:
Second link you can download the full race manual which lists every road, turning, hillclimb, timings etc.Posted 4 years ago
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