PROFESSIONAL cyclists from across the world will compete on Herefordshire roads later this summer in the Tour of Britain.

The biggest multi-stage race in the country will see over 100 professional cyclists compete over 180 kilometres from Worcester to Cardiff on Sunday, September 10, the final day of eight days racing.

The race which will be televised live on ITV4 will start in Worcester at 10.30am and will travel through Little Malvern before entering the county with the day's first of two intermediate sprints taking place in Ledbury.

Riders will travel through Trumpet before turning south at Dormington, passing through Mordiford and Holme Lacy. The race will head towards Rotherwas Industrial Estate before cutting across to Ross Road and continuing south on the A49, exiting the county through Wormelow and St Weonards.

Racers will cross the Welsh border near Skenfrith Castle before heading up a King of the Mountains competition climb up Marlborough Drag and will finish the stage in Cardiff.

Riders and teams competing in the event are yet to be announced but previously the Tour of Britain has included Team Sky and Mark Cavendish alongside some of the best cyclists in the world, many of whom are currently riding the Tour De France.