If you’re planning on watching the race from the roadside, there are a few things you need to consider.
Like all major cycling stage races, you can watch live from the roadside for free but you should plan your travel to and from the event in advance.
Stage 2 winds around a relatively short route so it will be possible for spectators to see the race from more than one viewpoint. You could even catch the start in Clitheroe, see some of the action on the way and move on to the Finish in Colne.
If you’re looking for the most gruelling part of the route, you can follow local cyclist and national cyclo-cross champion Paul Oldham’s advice and watch the race from ‘Bleara Moor’.
Much of the route will be affected by rolling road closures and parts of the route around the start and finish will remain closed for the duration of the race so make sure you plan your visit using the Tour of Britain’s detailed list of estimated arrival times for spectators here.