See below for a comprehensive circuit map of the closed road course that the riders will tackle in the town centre. Alternatively you can download a PDF version of the map here.
Durham City is dominated by the world-famous Cathedral and Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must visit during your stay. Don't miss Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral's new exhibition experience, or stay longer to discover more of the county's treasures including England's largest open air museum, Beamish - The Living Museum of the North.
And if you love the outdoors, the county provides plenty to get stuck into; seek out walking and cycling routes galore amongst the picture-perfect landscape of moors, hills, valleys and rivers in the Durham Dales and North Pennines - a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Don't miss Hamsterley Forest - a magnet for mountain bikers with some of the best off-road cycling in the UK, and pack your camera for a visit to High Force - one of England's most impressive waterfalls.
Take on the challenge of a long distance cycle route, including the C2C which passes through the Durham Dales, or the North Sea Cycle Route for breathtaking views of the Heritage Coast. And to test your walking stamina, the Pennine Way, Weardale Way and Teesdale Way offer incredible views of the Durham landscape.
To discover Durham's great outdoors, and find more than 120 walking and cycling routes visit: thisisdurham.com/outdoors
A highly popular round with spectators ever since its inception in 2010, the Durham event is known for the fierce cobbled climb of South Street, which is always a great spot to watch a bike race from, giving you a first-hand view of the suffering the cobbles bring on.
The challenging cobbled climb of South Street ensures that Durham is always a popular event with cycling fans from across the North East and beyond. Tackled numerous times throughout the race, the climb in Durham, with beautiful views across to the city's cathedral, is just one of the many attractions the city has to offer.
Parking will be available in the following locations
- County Hall Car Park will be open until 9pm
- City centre car parks
- Park and ride sites - the park and ride buses will be operating later than usual until 8.00pm
Timetable - Saturday 27 May
15:00 Durham University Race
15:20 Blue Light Services Race
15:50 Local cycling clubs ride
16:30 Teams warm-up on circuit and sign-on
17:30 Tour Series Round Nine 1hr + 5 laps
19:00 Winners Podium Ceremony