Future of Tour of Britain in doubt after British Cycling ends deal with race organiser

November 7, 2023

The future of the Tour of Britain is in serious doubt after British Cycling withdrew from a deal with race promoter Sweetspot, with the termination reportedly centering around allegations that the company owes around £700,000 in race licence rights fees.

The dispute means that the UK’s biggest professional bike race could be cancelled in 2024, should no new promoter be found in the next few months.

While British Cycling owns the rights to the week-long stage race, Sweetspot has run the Tour of Britain since its revival in 2004, and in 2019 won the rights to do so until 2029. Cycling News