Cornwall will host the Tour of Britain for the first time ever in September 2020, with the Grand Depart of next year’s race seeing riders travel 170 kilometres through the Cornish countryside, starting in Penzance and ending in Bodmin.
Whilst it has been known for some time that the race will come to Bodmin, we are delighted that it has now been confirmed the race will end on St Nicholas Street with the finish line outside the railway and our neighbours Cornwall’s Regimental Museum at The Keep.
Steve Ackland, Bodmin & Wenford Railway’s Commercial Manager, said: “This is such an exciting opportunity for Cornwall, and we’re pleased to be able to support the event in 2020. We’re looking forward to working closely with organisers and local partners to make the events and celebrations at the end point a great success. In particular we hope to help by encouraging some of the anticipated 30,000 spectators to travel to Bodmin by rail on the main line to Bodmin Parkway Station, from where we can run a regular service to Bodmin General transporting them in to the town.”
Service between Bodmin Parkway and Bodmin General only
The timetable will be published at a later date, but will include frequent services between Bodmin Parkway and Bodmin General throughout the day, allowing visitors to the town to travel to Bodmin by train.