Gloucestershire has been announced to be hosting a part of the Tour of Britain cycling race later this year.

The county will host the sixth stage of the eight-stage race on Friday, September 9 as the event works its way down from Aberdeenshire to the Isle of Wight.

It will mark the first time the county will have provided the backdrop for a full day of the event.

Gloucestershire has seen segments of the race before, such as in 2017 and 2014, but 2022 will give people the opportunity to see it across the region for a whole day.

An outline of the route has been announced, with more specific details of where it will exactly go through Gloucestershire to come in Spring 2022.