CYCLING star Mark Cavendish is due to compete on Herefordshire roads this weekend in the final Tour of Britain stage.

The 32-year-old sprint star, who has won 30 Tour De France stages and an Olympic silver last year, is listed to take part on Sunday.

He will face fierce competition from Australian sprint star Caleb Ewan and Team Sky including Welshman Geraint Thomas.

The final and decisive stage will see around 115 professional cyclists race 112 miles from Worcester to Cardiff.

Cavendish, who rides for Team Dimension Data said: “I have to be realistic, I’m not a machine.

“I’m not looking at individual results here, but as part of Dimension Data we can get results.

“It’s not often we get to race at home, so to come here – it’s always something special to come out and experience it, to absorb the atmosphere.

“The support we have here, to see it grow over the last decade is phenomenal.”

Roger Hammond, Team Dimension Data’s Sport Director added: “The Tour of Britain is a very special and key event for our team. We will no doubt be looking to put on a good show once again, we always start a race with the goal to win, this year’s Tour of Britain will be no different.”

Riders will enter the county via the tough British Camp climb from 11.57am, where there will be a intermediate sprint at the top, before racing through the centre of Ledbury 12.07pm.

Another intermediate sprint will take place there before the cyclists pass through Tarrington (12.19pm), Stoke Edith (12.21pm), Dormington (12.24pm), Mordiford (12.29pm), Holme Lacy (12.33pm), Rotherwas (12.39pm), Kingsthorne (12.51pm), Wormelow (12.53pm) and St Weonards (1.02pm).