More details about the Tour of Britain's Dorset stage have been revealed ahead of the event visiting the county in September.

The locations of the King of the Mountains and sprint points for the Dorset stage have been published.

Riders will battle for time bonuses and points towards the sprints jersey in Dorchester (London Road), Wareham (South Street), and on the B3078 approaching Knowlton (outside the Horton Inn).

Three King of the Mountains climbs will also see riders battle for points towards the climbers’ jersey with all three falling within the Dorset area of outstanding natural beauty. 

The first at Daggers Gate above West Lulworth, is close to the world famous limestone arch at Durdle Door, while the second, Whiteways Hill, sits on a ridge above the famous ‘ghost’ village of Tyneham with spectacular views in all directions.

The final ŠKODA King of the Mountains climb of the stage is Okeford Hill with 55 kilometres of racing to go.

The points on offer at each location go towards determining the outcome of the hotly-contested King of the Mountains (KoM) and sprint jerseys.

Timings for the Dorset stage have also been confirmed, with stage seven due to start from West Bay’s Esplanade at 11am on Saturday September 10.

The 109-mile stage is expected to finish on Victoria Road in the centre of Ferndown between 3pm and 3.51pm.

The 2022 race starts in Aberdeen and finishes eight days later on the Isle of Wight.

Along the way riders will tackle stages in the Scottish Borders, North East England, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Gloucestershire and Dorset.

ITV4 will continue to broadcast live flag-to-flag coverage of every stage and nightly highlights show, allowing fans in the UK to watch wherever they are. The race will also be shown in over 150 countries worldwide, thanks to the event's partnerships with Eurosport and the Global Cycling Network.


Stage one       Sunday 4 September              Aberdeen to Glenshee Ski Centre

Stage two       Monday 5 September             Hawick to Duns

Stage three    Tuesday 6 September            Durham to Sunderland

Stage four      Wednesday 7 September       Redcar to Duncombe Park, Helmsley

Stage five       Thursday 8 September           West Bridgford to Mansfield

Stage six        Friday 9 September                Tewkesbury to Gloucester

Stage seven   Saturday 10 September          West Bay to Ferndown

Stage eight    Sunday 11 September            Ryde to The Needles