Tour of Britain
Stage 5 – Suffolk

Felixstowe to host 2023 Tour of Britain stage 5 finish

A seaside trip awaits more than 100 of the world’s best cyclists when Felixstowe hosts a stage finish of the Tour of Britain cycle race on 7th September 2023.

The fifth day of the UK’s longest-running and most prestigious international cycle race will culminate along the Suffolk coastline in the shadows of Felixstowe’s pier and world-famous port.

The stage will mark Suffolk’s first appearance in the Tour of Britain since 2017, although it will be the fifth time in modern race history that the peloton will have raced through the county.

Felixstowe has never previously welcomed the Tour of Britain, however its sister race – the Women’s Tour – dramatically culminated there in 2021, when newly-crowned world champion Elisa Balsamo claimed an emotional victory in the famous rainbow jersey.

Since its return in 2004, the Tour of Britain has become a cornerstone of the UK sporting calendar. More than 15 million people have watched the event in person, with the race generating over £330m for the UK economy to date.

Find out more about the 2023 Tour of Britain over on their website.

Thanks to our Suffolk Stage 5 media partner, GenX Radio, for these featured interviews.

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Nick Bull, PR and Digital Manager at SweetSpot talks about the national land art competition for this year’s Tour of Britain. 

Interview about the national land art competition

by Nick Bull from Sweetspot

land art of cyclist

A good interview last week (3 August) on GenX Radio with Peter Hodges, PR and Marketing Director at SweetSpot, about the Suffolk Stage 5 of this year’s Tour of Britain.

Peter Hodges

Peter Hodges from Sweetspot

Suffolk Stage 5 route revealed in a unique way

Stage Five of the UK’s most prestigious men’s cycling race, The Tour of Britain, will start and finish in Felixstowe.

Lasting for eight days the Tour begins in Greater Manchester on 3rd September before arriving in Suffolk on Thursday 7th September.

With a worldwide television audience of 30.7 million and 1.4 million roadside spectators, Britain’s largest free-to-attend sporting event contributes around £19 million to the UK economy.*

To amplify the anticipation surrounding the Suffolk stage route reveal, a social media teaser campaign recently ran over the course of a week, each day, revealing a different landmark on the route with imagery projected onto three iconic Suffolk landmarks. The majestic Orwell Bridge, historic Framlingham Castle, and an Apache helicopter at Wattisham Airbase have all been featured.

Felixstowe route 5 map of The Tour Of Britain 2023

Watch each of the unique Suffolk Stage route reveals

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