120 riders set to cycle through Suffolk this weekend during the seventh leg of the Tour of Britain 2015


Did you know the Tour of Britain cyclists will have clocked up a total of 1,444 kilometres by the time they complete the eight stage of the race on Sunday?

Here we have all the facts and figures you need to know ahead of the arrival of the cyclists here in Suffolk.

The route

• eight stages

• 1,443.6 Kilometres

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• longest stage - 227.4 kilometres

• shortest stage - 86.8 kilometres

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• three countries visited

• 17 counties on the route

• 19,862ms of ascent

• equivalent to cycling to the top of Mount Everest, twice

• highest point, 583m, Hartside summit

• 2,424m, length of runway at Wattisham Airfield on stage seven

• 24 YodelDirect Sprints

• 22 SKODA King of the Mountains

The infrastructure

• two podiums

• two VIP Hospitality areas

• 50 cars provided by SKODA

• 58 escort motorbikes

• three Servizio Corse neutral service support cars from Vittoria

• 30 vans and one articulated lorry are provided by Yodel

• 4,200 hotel nights

The participants

• 120 Riders

• 20 Teams

• 100 team support vehicles

• 150 team staff

• 1,000 Aviva London Cycle participants

• 42.524kph average speed (2014 race)

See more on the Tour of Britain here

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