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Stage two

When Monday September 16

From Carlisle

To Kendal

Distance 186.6km

The second stage of the race sees the peloton swap Scotland for England, and although the start city of Carlisle sits on the path of Hadrian’s Wall, the riders are unlikely to be troubled by and barbarians this time round.

Upon leaving the start, the race heads into the Lake District, where a number of climbs dot the route. The most difficult of these will be the Honister Pass, the steep gradients of which (25 per cent in places) have seen it deemed a category one climb.

From here the peloton travel towards the finish in Kendal, a market town recently named the second best place to live in the UK. After this arduous day in the saddle, the riders are likely to find it rather agreeable, too.

The route

0km START: English Street, Carlisle 10:45

25.9km Sprint: Aspatria 11:37

53.9km Sprint: Dearham 12:17

82.7km Sprint: Whitehaven 12:58

99.8km KoM: Fangs Brow (2) 13:22

120.3km KoM: Honister Pass (1) 13:51

186.6km FINISH: Beast Banks, Kendal 15:26 

Best place to watch

Honister Pass or ITV4 1.30-4pm (live) 

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  • Mark Simpson

    This stage 2 around the lake district will be epic , incredible scenery packed with good climbs , tricky decents and a mouth watering taste of survival of the pro cyclist . Let’s hope the weather holds good

    Going to be a great spectacle .

    God bless