Thousands set to cheer on Olympic hero Bradley Wiggins
THE Tour of Britain will be passing through Derbyshire for the first time since 2005.
The stage begins in Nottingham city centre at 10am on Monday.
It enters Derbyshire through Ilkeston, the home town of Team GB and Team Sky's cycling maestro, Dave Brailsford.
The cyclists will pass along the A609 through West Hallam and Stanley Common before dropping down through Horsley and Coxbench.
Within each stage, there are a number of climbs and sprints where riders earn points which go towards different standings.
The riders will pass through Little Eaton before hitting Duffield at 10.50am, where the first sprint of the day will take place before the riders then fly out of the village towards Ashbourne.
Before they enter the town, they come across the first climb of the day at the Cross o' th' Hands, which they will start to ascend at around 11am.
The riders will then make their way along Cowers Lane before descending into Ashbourne.
Once there, the riders will take a series of tight turns in the town centre and will then exit via the Buxton Road.
Thousand are expected to line the route, with Duffield and Ashbourne being two key places where good views of the race will be available.
Along the route spectators will be able to get up close to the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome, all riding for Team Sky.
The following roads will be affected by the race: the A609 near Ilkeston; Woodside, in Smalley Green; Smalley Mill Road, from Woodside to Horsley; Coxbench Road, Horsley, to Coxbench; the B6179 Coxbench to Little Eaton; The Town, Church Lane, Duffield Road and Eaton Bank, in Little Eaton; Makeney Road, Town Street and Wirksworth Road, Duffield; the B5023 Duffield to Cowers Lane; the A517 Cowers Lane to Ashbourne; Park Road, Hall Lane and King Street, in Ashbourne; and the A515 in Ashbourne to Green Lane.
Local diversions will be put in place.