THE Tour of Britain returns to Worcester on Sunday (September 10) as the city hosts the start of the final stage.

After the huge success of 2014, when Worcester hosted the start of the Tour, riders will again line up on the city's streets before embarking on the 180km race which will also take in Pershore, Upton and Malvern.

We have put together a guide to make sure you are prepared for the big day.

What time do I need to be there?

Team buses will start arriving at 9.15am giving you plenty of time to meet the riders and enjoy the pre-race activities at the Hive. The cafe will also open early for hot and cold drinks.

The lead car will leave Croft Road at 10.45am ready for the mayor of Worcester to drop the flag at 11am.

Riders will then make their way out of the city past Cathedral Square and the Commandery ahead of the start proper in Pershore at 11.20am.

Who is taking part?

Mark Cavendish returns to lead Team Dimension Data after breaking his right shoulder during the Tour de France in July. Edvald Boasson Hagen, the current Norwegian Time Trial Champion, also takes part having won in 2009 and 2015.

Fernando Gaviria returns with Team Quick-Step Floors, two years after making a winning debut in the Tour of Britain.

Alongside Gaviria will be Tour de France top ten finisher Dan Martin as he makes his first racing appearance since finishing sixth overall in this year’s Tour, having raced 12 stages with two broken vertebrae.

They will be joined by Czech National Road Race Champion Zden?k Štybar and former World Road Race Champion Philippe Gilbert, who is making his Tour of Britain debut.

Where can I find a good view?

The best spots in the city to catch a glimpse of the race will be at the bottom of Broad Street and along Deansway. The riders will then pass Cathedral Square and The Commandery before moving past Waitrose on London Road a mile later. The final vantage point will be The Oak Apple on Spetchley Road.

What roads are closed?

The start area on Castle Street and Croft Road will be closed from 4am to 1pm.

There will be rolling road closures between 10.45am and 12pm so sections of the A44 will be closed for half an hour periods as the riders make their way along it.

Sections of the A44 from North Quay to Spetchley Road roundabout and the A44 Whittington Road to Swinesherd Way roundabout with A44/A4440 will see rolling closures.

Swinesherd Way to County Hall roundabout will see closures as will the A44 Spetchley Road to Spetchley Crossroads roundabout.