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Penzance activities

The town is delighted to have been chosen to host the start of the Tour of Britain and has organised an exciting ‘festival of sport’ over the whole weekend to celebrate this historic event and encourage as many people as possible to get involved.

This includes a range of both organised and casual activities, culminating with the ‘Grand Depart’ on the morning of Sunday 5th September.

Saturday 4th September:

There will be a Penzance Criterium and Event Village on Western Prom Avenue between 9am and 5pm

Activities will include cycle races for all ages and abilities throughout the day from 9am to last race at 4:30pm and a fancy dress Fun Run at 2pm. 

There will also be local food and drinks stalls , an Artisan Craft Market and cycling and other information stalls showcasing how to look after your bike and other activities

The evening will end with Golowan Fireworks at Penzance Harbour at 9pm.

Sunday 5th September

The Tour of Britain Grand Depart and Event Village will be held at Western Prom Avenue between 9am and 5pm.

The cycle tour will arrive between 9am and 11am, with the Tour of Britain Grand Depart taking place at 11 am.

Other activities will include BMX and Skate displays and workshops between 11.30 and 4pm, local food and drink stalls, an Artisan Craft Market and cycling and other information stalls showcasing how to look after your bike and other activities.

There will also be a giant TV screen on the Prom between 11.30 and 4.30 to enable people to watch the race go through Cornwall.

Race programme

The cycle tour is due to arrive in Penzance between 9am and 11am on Sunday, 5 September. 

The Grand Depart will take place at 11am from Penzance Promenade and is expected to end in Bodmin at approximately 3.30pm.