Team Sky on the front in this Tour of Britain photograph (stock)

Tour of Britain cycle race timings for Uckfield

Updated timings (Tuesday, September 2): Estimated times show the race arriving in Uckfield at 12.54pm (fast speed), 1.12pm at average speed and 1.29pm at slow speed. The lead cars will be about 15 minutes in front of the cyclists.

The Tour of Britain cycle race is expected to arrive in Uckfield soon after lunch on Saturday, September 13.

Riders will come along the A272 from Haywards Heath, through Newick and at Piltdown take Shortbridge Road, Rocks Road and Church Street into Uckfield.

Exact time of arrival will depend on the speed of the race.

At the slowest estimated speed the riders will tear down Uckfield High Street at 1.28pm. On a fast speed it would be 12.53pm with the median time given as 1.09pm.

After going down the High Street, the riders will turn left at the traffic lights in Framfield Road and head to Blackboys on the B2012 where they will arrive six or seven minutes after going through Uckfield.

Spectators in the High Street will only get a brief glimpse of the race with speeds of around 60mph being attained down the hill.

Uckfield Town Council and the chamber of commerce are working together to celebrate the occasion.

Bunting will be strung along the High Street to greet the riders and the “caravan” of cars which will pass through Uckfield shortly before the race.

The race route has now been confirmed and in this area follows the roads first outlined on March 31. Story here

Some of the team big names of international pro-cycling will be represented including Garmin Sharp, Movistar, Omega Pharma-Quick-Step, Tinkoff Saxo and Britain’s Team Sky.

The race starts in Liverpool and runs from September 7 to 14.

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