Tour of Britain comes to Petworth - over Goodwood Revival weekend

THE Tour of Britain cycle race will be routed through West Sussex for the first time when it comes through Fernhurst and Petworth on Saturday September 13.

But it is likely to cause come headaches for police and local authorities as it clashes with the Goodwood Revival weekend from September 12-14.

Organisers ‘Sweetspot’ and West Sussex County Council have not yet made the official announcement but towns and parishes are being given advance information so they can plan for the event which will be covered by national television and is likely to attract huge numbers of spectators.

The likely route for the Camberley to Brighton leg is due to start at 10am in Camberley and should arrive at Camelsdale at 10.54am.

The race then travels down the A286 through Fernhurst (10.57am) to Easebourne (11.07am) turning on to the A272 at Mill Bridge and continuing through Tillington (11.19am), Petworth Town Centre (11.22am) and then to Wisborough Green (11.35am).

West Sussex County Council and the race organiser have spoken to Sussex Police about the Goodwood clash.

They believe as the cycle race avoids the peak Goodwood traffic times, it can be managed.